Real Madrid vs. PSG Predictions: Two Bet Builders for Champions League last 16 clash
Live on BT Sports, Real Madrid host PSG in the 2nd leg of this Champions League Round of 16 clash at the Bernebeu Stadium this Wednesday at 8pm. The visitors took full control of the 1st leg and a world class Kylian Mbappe strike in injury time made sure the French side come into this 2nd leg with an advantage. Considering the domination and the amount of chances created by the Parisians side, they were unfortunate on the night to only win by one goal and that means we are in for another tense night of Champions League football to determine who qualifies for the quarterfinals.
Real Madrid v PSG Tips
The hosts come into this game in cracking form having won 3 league games in a row after the Champions League defeat. They sit 8 points clear at the top of the La Liga table and will be hoping to replicate that form against PSG to help them pull off a comeback in front of their home crowd. They will take confidence from the face that PSG have visited the Bernebeu 3 times and not won once. The visitors on the other hand have lost both their away games against Nantes & Nice since the Champions League win over Real Madrid and even though they are 13 points clear of the 2nd placed side in their league, the performances still raised question marks. They will have to be at their very best if they are to pull off a result at the Bernebeu and Pochettino will look towards his star players Messi, Neymar & Mbappe to produce those individual magic moments to help them get over the line.
An absolute blockbuster of a clash awaits us and as usual, I have you covered with 2 of my best betting angles included in the preview below:
Toni Kroos, Casemiro & Ferland Mendy are out for Real Madrid.
Ander Herrera, Sergio Ramos & Juan Bernat are out for PSG while Mbappe & Paredes are doubtful.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Marcelo; Camavinga, Valverde, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
PSG possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Pereira, Gueye, Verratti; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar
- Marco Verratti Over 1.5 tackles
- Over 0 goals in the 2nd half for both teams combined
- Over 22.5 free kicks in the match for both teams combined
Marco Verratti loves these big Champions League nights and always gets stuck in. He has made at least 2 tackles in 8 of his 9 away league games last season so far and also in 3 of his 4 Champions League appearances so far this season. He also managed to get 3 tackles in the reverse leg against Real Madrid so expect him to easily clear this line.
As for the goals, the game should open up in the 2nd half with the team that is trailing going all out attack. There has been a 2nd half goal in their 5 head to head games in a row in this competition.
Finally, this is expected to be a heated affair with plenty of tackles flying in. There were 27 free kicks in the first leg and the “Over 22.5 free kicks” line has landed every single time these 2 teams have met in the Champions League. Combining these 3 selections gives us a solid bet builder for this huge Champions League clash and I am happy to stake 1pt on it as our main bet.
Karim Benzema is in supreme goalscoring form for Real Madrid with 3 goals in his last 3 appearances. He has scored a mammoth 31 goals in 36 games for Madrid this season so far and will be their main attacking threat. He has also scored 5 goals in 6 champions league appearances so will be confident of adding another goal here.
Carvajal will be up against the tricky Neymar and I expect him to make a cynical foul to bring him down at some point in this game to pick up a yellow card.
As for Idrissa Gueye, he averages the most tackles (2.7) and most fouls (1.6) in this PSG side and considering Verratti will miss the quarterfinals if he picks up a yellow, I think Gueye will be the one going in with aggressive tackles. Combining these 3 selections gives us a cracking longshot and I am happy to stake a very small 0.25pt on that.
Best of luck if you follow these selections. Please always gamble responsibly.
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