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- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 12 of PSG’s last 17 games in all competitions.
- Four of PSG’s last six Champions League matches produced over 2.5 goals.
- Man City have won 30 of their last 33 games in all competitions.
- PSG have won only two of their five Champions League home games this season.
City keep on winning
Manchester City will cross the English Channel with the wind in their sails following their Carabao Cup final win over Tottenham, though PSG should provide the Citizens with a much sterner test than a sorry Spurs outfit did on Sunday.
City’s incredible run of 30 wins from their last 33 matches in all competitions has made them one of the continent’s most feared teams, however, this week they will compete in only their second Champions League semi-final in the club’s history.
Pep Guardiola’s charges made hard work of dispatching Borussia Dortmund in the competition’s previous round, though they did eventually beat the Germans in each leg to set up their date with PSG.
PSG targeting first-leg advantage
Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG eliminated big hitters Barcelona and defending European champions Bayern Munich in the last two rounds of the Champions League, and their ability to produce the goods on the big occasion makes them an intriguing opponent for Guardiola’s tournament favourites.
Domestically, the Parisians are involved in a three-way tussle for a Ligue 1 title they are more used to winning at a canter, though a more competitive campaign in their homeland seems to have sharpened their edge on the continent.
Exciting first-leg likely in Paris
With Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in tow, PSG wield one of the Champions League’s most fearsome frontlines, though the French champions often fuse explosive attacking play with loose defensive performances.
That mix is a perfect recipe for excitement, and the first legs of PSG’s Last 16 and quarter-final ties against Barcelona and Bayern Munich were both stunning spectacles, producing five goals each.
Indeed, 12 of PSG’s last 17 fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals, and bettors are advised to stick to the same market for Wednesday’s semi-final first-leg. That pick also makes it into our PSG vs Manchester City bet builder tip.
With an attack built for counter-punching, PSG have been much more threatening on their travels than at home in the Champions League this term however, and both Barcelona and Bayern Munich avoided defeat in Paris despite losing over two-legs in the Last 16 and quarter-finals.
Manchester City are worth backing to secure a positive result on Wednesday evening as a consequence, and our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the Citizens to notch a match-winning brace for the fifth time in six away games.