When this tie came out of the draw, Manchester United weren’t in great shape under Jose Mourinho. Things have changed and the Red Devils are in a strong, confident, positive frame of mind at the moment. They will also be taking on a PSG side who are missing talisman Neymar. Read our Manchester United v PSG betting tips for more.
Man Utd 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 7:23 p.m.)
Life is continuing to go well for the Red Devils who picked up another league win on the weekend. This will actually be the first ever competitive meeting between United and PSG. Manchester United only qualified in second place in their group behind Juventus. It wasn’t a comfortable ride for them at all. Last season Manchester United were knocked out at this stage by Sevilla. In the second leg of that tie, United lost 2-1 at home, ending a 21-match unbeaten run of home form in Europe.
United have lost two for their last three home games at this stage of the Champions League. During the group stage, they went W1 D1 L1 at Old Trafford. Manchester United have lost only lost five of their last 26 European games (W16 D5). Against French sides in two-legged affairs, United have won six of seven. The Reds are on a three-match winning streak at home against French sides. Their overall home record against French sides is W10 D3 L0. They have won ten of their last eleven games in all competitions now, scoring in each of their last seventeen.
PSG have lost Neymar to a long term injury, and on the weekend, Edinson Cavani picked up a knock which could keep him out of this tie. PSG topped their group, a competitive group it was as well, beating out Liverpool and Napoli along the way, finishing with a W3 D2 L1 record. PSG have gone out at this stage in their last two Champions League campaign. They hold an overall W4 L2 record in round of sixteen two-legged ties in the competition. They have won three of their six previous two-legged knockout ties against English sides.
PSG have scored in each of their last 22 Champions League games and against Liverpool in the group stage, they lost 3-2 at Anfield before winning 2-1 back on home soil. That home win was their first win over an English side in six (D3 L2). The French champions have only ever won one game in England, which was at Chelsea in 2016, part of an overall W1 D4 L5 record in England. They have beaten English opponents twice at this stage of the Champions League, both times against Chelsea in 2014/15 and in 2015/16. PSG have won nine of their last eleven games in all competitions (L2) and have scored 31 goals in that sequence.
There has to be a good opportunity here for Manchester United to get something going on home soil in this tie. PSG aren’t at their strongest and have a pretty poor record in England. Manchester United to win.
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
There is a top three clash in the French top-flight happening on Sunday. Runaway leaders PSG will be taking on third-placed Lyon. While there doesn’t seem to be much doubt about where the title is going, PSG are going into a long period now without Neymar, and Lyon are pushing for a top-two finish. Read our Lyon v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 1st, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
PSG are once again running away with the French Ligue 1 title. They have remained undefeated across their first 20 fixtures of the season. Of those, they have won 18 of them. The two draws in that sequence for them have both appeared in PSG’s last six fixtures. So maybe at least offers Lyon some kind of hope for this trip to Paris. In their home games, this season in the top flight PSG have won all 11 played. When they played host to Lyon earlier this season they ran ou 5-0 winners over the visitors.
They have some incredible numbers behind them this season, as they have come up with an average of 3.7 goals per home fixtures so far this term. At the back, they have only conceded the four goals across those 11 games. In 64% of their home games, PSG have earned a clean sheet. They have conceded just one goal in their last four games at home, scoring 15 goals themselves in that sequence. They are missing Neymar now for a while but they still have immense scoring power to call upon through the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
Will Lyon be the first ones to inflict a defeat on PSG in the French top-flight this season? They have produced yet another solid and strong season, but it has been a long way short of making any kind of title challenge. Their main goal now is trying to secure a top-two finish over Lille. Away from home this season Lyon have produced a W5 D4 L2 record in the French top-flight.
There are currently undefeated in their last six home and away combined, winning half of those. It is worth a closer look at their away form because four of their five road victories this season have been against sites who are currently sitting 15th or lower in the table. From their five away games played against sides in the top nine, Lyon are just W1 D2 L2. 73% of Lyon’s away games have ended over 2.5 goals and they are currently on a seven-match scoring streak on their travels. PSG are the only side to hold a better away record in the top flight this season than Lyon.
Even without Neymar, PSG look so powerfully strong, they are head and shoulders above everyone else in the league. They really shouldn’t miss much of a beat in this one, but Lyon may be able to lease get one on the board. So it is PSG to win and both teams to score at 21/to odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 31st, 2019 at 6:08 pm).
2nd February 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
More thrilling action from Group C to come where all four teams are still alive in the qualification push. Liverpool top the group going into matchday five and they will be able to clinch a top two spot on Tuesday night. PSG have to come back fighting for some revenge after a defeat at Anfield. Read our PSG v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.)
PSG are sat in third place in Group C, only a point behind Liverpool and Napoli. So there is all to play for still. They have gone W1 D2 since their opening loss out at Anfield in the group. If PSG were to lose and Napoli beat Red Star on the night, the French Champions won’t be able to make the top two. PSG aren’t in great winning form in Europe at the moment actually, winning just one of their last seven UEFA Champions League matches now (D2 L4). They were on a four-match losing streak in Europe before beating Red Star in this campaign.
PSG have scored in their last twenty Champions League matches. The shortest-priced correct score option is the 1-1 draw at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). They have suffered just the two reverses in their last 49 European home games so have that strong record behind them. Their last home defeat in Europe was against Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-finals.
They are though without a win in their last five against English sides (D3 L2). PSG have only suffered the one defeat in their eight previous home games against English opposition (W3 D4). Since their loss at Anfield on matchday one, PSG are W10 D2 in all competitions. They have also scored at least two goals in all but two of their 19 games in all competitions this season. PSG’s overall record against English sides is W4 D8 L6
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides
Prior to this season’s group stage meeting, they met in the 1997 Cup Winners Cup semi-final
PSG won 3-0 on home soil in the semi-final first leg
Liverpool won the reverse 2-0
Liverpool will qualify for the knockout phase with a win and if Napoli avoid defeat against Red Star Belgrade on the night. On matchday one at Anfield against PSG, the game looked to be heading to a draw before Roberto Firmino popped up with a late winner for Liverpool. They have, however, lost their two away games in the group so far without scoring. They lost 1-0 at Napoli and then shocking 2-0 loss at Red Star Belgrade. Both teams to score in this one is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). Liverpool are actually on three match losing streak away from home in European matches. They have lost four of their last sixteen though only.
If you take a look at a bigger record then they have won only five of their last 21 away games in Europe (D8 L8). They have suffered four defeats in their last six European matches home and away combined. A positive for the Reds though is that they have been beaten just once in their last seven trips to France but are winless in their last three trips to French soil. The overall record in France is W5D2 L7. The time the Reds were in France they played out a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux in the 2015 Europa League group stage. Over 2.5 goals is at 1/2 odds for this meeting* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm)
The impetus is going to be on PSG to come out and push for the win. They haven’t done as well as expected so far in Europe this season but they will be keen to make the most of this home opportunity. Given Liverpool’s away record so far, we can only predict the home win.
27th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Napoli so nearly got the better of PSG in their first meeting but they couldn’t quite hold out for the win. They get home advantage this time too in a big game from a qualification perspective from Group C, which also houses Liverpool. Can the Italians secure a massive three points on home soil for themselves, leaving PSG in a spot of bother? Read our Napoli v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 2:39 p.m.)
Napoli looked as if they were heading to a big three points in Paris against PSG on match day three, but they conceded a late equaliser after having led twice in the match. It was a good challenge which they put out there though. Napoli are sitting on five points in the group in second place, one behind leaders Liverpool and just one ahead of PSG. So this is a massively important game in the context of qualification. In their only home game of the group campaign so far Napoli picked up a 1-0 win over Liverpool with a late winner. The 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced correct score option at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Last season in the Champions League Napoli didn’t make out of their group stage campaign. They have lose two of their last four games at home in Europe, but overall they have only suffered the four defeats in their last 27 European home fixtures (W17 D6) which is a pretty strong record. Both teams to score is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Napoli have picked up three wins in their last seven Champions League proper games (D3 L1). They have won their last two home games against French sides though and beat Nice in last season’s playoffs. Overall the Serie A side are W3 D1 L1 in five home games against French sides.
Their only previous meeting was in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup second round
Paris won 2-0 in Naples
There was a 0-0 draw in the Parc des Princes
A stunning late strike from Angel di Maria have PSG a point at home against Napoli two weeks ago, the game ending 2-2. After their loss out at Anfield on match day one, that had left the Parisians on a three-match losing streak in Europe. But they responded in emphatic fashion by smashing six goals past Red Star Belgrade on match day two. That gives PSG a ten goal tally, making them joint-top scorers so far alongside Barcelona after three games. The French champions have scored in each of their last 19 games in the Champions League.
They have lost their last three away games in Europe, conceding exactly three goals in each of those. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Their record in Italy isn’t great either as they have gone just W1 D3 L5 from nine previous visits. The lone win in that sequence of games was actually at Napoli back in 1992. Overall they have won just two of their previous 19 games against Italian opposition (D8 L9). Neymar is the 4/1 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Their loss against Liverpool earlier in the campaign is PSG’s only loss across all competitions this season.
Napoli would be the happier of the two if this were to end in a draw, however, we are going to predict a fightback from PSG in this one. They need to step it up and can’t afford to lose. They have the extra scoring power and motivation to push for the win. Away win.
5th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
PSG’s momentum this season has been ridiculous with them having won all ten of their league fixtures this season and they aren’t far off averaging four goals per game. They will face a fellow top-four side here as they make a trip to Marseille. Can Marseille produce a performance to deny the champions their first points of this campaign? Read our Marseille v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 26th, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.)
Marseille have earned back to back clean sheet wins in Ligue 1 so have a nice bit of form behind them ahead of this tough home game. They are actually unbeaten in their five league home games this season with a W4 D1 record. Three of Marseille’s home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. However, because this is PSG showing up, that’s probably worth a pass as a betting option.
Marseille have scored at least two goals in each of their home games this season. Over 3.5 goals is well worth a look at even money odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). 80% of Marseille’s home games this season have made it over 3.5 goals. There is more to support that as well because Marseille’s last 10 home matches against PSG in all competitions have seen over 2.5 goals.
Marseille have won seven of their last eight league games at home so certainly have the home from behind them. They could be missing the influential Florian Thauvin though who remains a doubt for this game after missing the Europa League on Thursday night. He has scored in three of Marseille’s five home games this season. In total at home, this season in the top flight Marseille have produced 15 goals and have conceded just the four.
Marseille took a point in a 2-2 draw at home against PSG last season
PSG are unbeaten in their last seventeen games against PSG
PSG have scored at least two goals in 12 of their last 13 against Marseille
Marseille lost 3-0 twice at PSG last season in league and cup
Marseille have scored in each of their last seventeen home games against PSG
PSG are W4 D2 in their last six league meetings with Marseille
There doesn’t appear to be any stopping PSG at the moment as they have taken back to back 5-0 league wins now over Lyon and Amiens respectively. They have produced a victory in all ten of their league games this season and they have come up with at least three goals in all four of their road games. They have pretty strong form against Marseille having won 14 of their last 16 matches against them in all competitions.
In the correct score market a PSG 2-1 is the shortest-priced option at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). PSG have averaged over three goals per away game this season, while they have won their last three league matches without conceding. But because PSG have conceded in three of their four road games, both teams to score is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm)
That Parisians have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 matches (Ligue 1). Kylian Mbappe has five goals in this last two league games for them, and has nine goals in five league appearances so far this season. He can be backed at 15/4 odds in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). Then there is Neymar of course who has returned eight goals in eight league fixtures for the Champions this season.
It should be another win for PSG just because they are on a different level here. Still, Marseille have a good scoring record against them and so we will back the PSG to win & both teams to score option.
27th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
This should be a top clash on Wednesday and this is action from Liverpool’s group. PSG pounded Red Star Belgrade on match day two and will be keen to land a home win over group leaders Napoli on home soil. Napoli though are no pushovers and will be in high spirits having beaten Liverpool in the group last time out. Read our PSG v Napoli betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 21st, 2018 at 00:35 a.m.)
PSG were unravelled by a late Liverpool strike in their opening group stage game, suffering a 3-2 loss at Anfield. But they bounced back in the best possible way with a huge 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade in Paris on match day two. With no clean sheet under their belt then and facing a strong Napoli side, both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). PSG are a powerful side in front of goal and they are on an eighteen match scoring streak in the Champions League. They rattled off a record 25 goals in last season’s group stage.
Neymar scored a hattrick against Red Star and the Brazilian is at 8/15 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). They have some pretty big home form too as they have only suffered two defeats in their last 48 European home fixtures, winning 31 of those games. However, they were on a four-match losing streak in Europe before beating Red Star Belgrade on match day two of this campaign. PSG to win & both teams to score is at 8/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm)
Their record against Italian opposition is pretty ropey, to say the least as they have won only two of their previous 18 fixtures against Italian clubs. Their overall record stands at W2 D7 L9 against Italian opponents in European competition. But they are in good form at the moment with them having posted a wonderful W12 D0 L1 record in all competitions this season, with the only defeat there happening against Liverpool. They have scored at least three goals in every game played this season except in that Champions League loss against Liverpool (they scored just twice).
PSG and Napoli have met just once before in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup
PSG won 2-0 away from home
There was a 0-0 draw between them in Naples
Red Star Belgrade held Napoli to a surprise 0-0 draw on match day one, but then Napoli responded with an important home win over Liverpool on match day two. That Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli (a former PSG boss of course) fully in the race for qualification. They have won their last three games in all competitions and are W5 L1 in their last six fixture, with the only defeat there coming against Juventus in a big Serie A clash in Turin. Napoli are scoring well but are underdogs here so a PSG 2-1 correct score is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm).
From their five previous visits to France, Napoli have won three of them, including their last two there. They were in France last season in the Champions League play offs, winning 2-0 at Nice. Napoli were actually on a four-match losing streak on their travels in European competition before that point at Red Star Belgrade, so they are winless in five on the road. They do have their own scoring power as the Italians have scored at least two goals in five of their last six games, taking a clean sheet in four of their last five. Dries Mertens is their shortest priced option at 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm)
Neither are going to give the other an easy game and this should be fascinating. Napoli are strong, but the scoring threat of PSG on home soil really may just be the difference maker at the end of the day. Home win & over 2.5 goals.
23rd October 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
What a heavyweight duel this is going to be. Liverpool will want to come out and land a strong marker in this opener on home soil. With their form on the domestic front going well, the Reds are favourites to get the win in their European opener. PSG have been going equally as strong and this should be a fantastic open duel. Read our Liverpool v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.)
Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the new Premier League season with a good win out on the road at Spurs over the weekend. That again showed their strengths and although it was a 2-1 win in the end for them it could have been far more comfortable. They were strangely wasteful in front of goal at Wembley with both Mo Salah and Sadio Mane being guilty of some selfish displays in looking for personal goals rather than playing for the team. They have shown up defensively much better this season though without question and have shipped just the two goals in their five games played. They are going to need to be on their defensive toes against PSG, but we are going with both teams to score at 4/9 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) in our Liverpool v PSG betting tips.
Liverpool won their group last season with a W3 D3 record and they rattled off 23 goals in their six games. But it wasn’t comfortable all the way for them at times, throwing away points. Still, it worked out pretty well in the end for them as they got themselves to the Champions League final. This is such a big game in the group, a tussle for early control and the Reds won’t want to cede ground at Anfield. You have two very powerful sides going head to head in this one and over 3.5 goals is going to take our fancy at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). The two attacks on show have it in them to produce. Liverpool are unbeaten in sixteen European games (W11 D5).
PSG have made a flying start to their new season with six wins in six from all competitions. They have scored at least three goals in each and every game that they have played this season. They have just the one clean sheet in their last four though so again, it’s worth backing at least a goal for each side. They are stacked with attacking talent themselves and Edinson Cavani and Neymar are both at the 4/5 odds mark in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). They will know that a win for them in this one sets them up so well in terms of gaining control of the group which also contains Red Star Belgrade and Napoli.
PSG never quite looked the part in Europe last season despite winning their group ahead of Bayern Munich. They posted a W5 L1 record in their group stage, scoring 25 goals along the way. Because of the way the draw fell, they ended up taking on Real Madrid in the round of sixteen and couldn’t handle the Spaniards, falling to a 5-2 aggregate loss. Because you have two very strong sides here it is hard to predict markets like the correct score. This will be just their third away game of the season having scored seven goals across their two league road games this term. Will they be able to stun Anfield into silence?
There is very little history between these two European giants as they have only played two previous matches. Those meetings were in the 1997/97 European Cup Winners Cup and both games produced a home win with a clean sheet. There was a 3-0 win for PSG and a 2-0 win for Liverpool.
This will arguably be Liverpool’s toughest game of the season. They are taking on a good side in PSG, but it is a PSG team who do, by and large, face substandard opposition on the domestic front. We can see Liverpool producing enough on home soil to produce a win.
17th September 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
The first big domestic clash of the new European season happens on Saturday when PSG and Monaco go head to head in the French Super Cup. This is the annual match between the Ligue 1 winner and the Coupe de France winners. PSG won both of those titles last season so it is Monaco who gets to face them after finishing as runners-up in the French top flight.
* (Betting Odds were taken on July 28th, 2018 at 11:17 p.m.)
PSG took part in the International Champions Cup, a series of high profile friendly matches. But they sent out a pretty youthful squad, giving as much time as possible for their World Cup stars like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to rest up after a busy twelve months. You can’t read anything from those friendly matches that they have played of course. This year’s Trophée des Champions is being played out in Shenzhen, China and is a repeat of last year’s clash which PSG won 2-1 thanks to goals from Dani Alves and Rabiot.
PSG won the Ligue 1 title by a margin of 13 points over Monaco, scoring 108 goals in their 38 games and they are favourites to go and win it outright again this season. It is worth waiting to see what kind of side new manager Thomas Tuchel puts out for them, but you imagine more of their star players will be back in action. Right off the bat, we have to look at over 2.5 goals at 1/2 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken on July 28th, 2018 at 11:17 p.m.) for the game. PSG are the second most successful side in the history of the French Super Cup having won it seven times, and will pull level with Lyon if they win again this year. PSG have won the last five editions on the bounce.
Monaco are four-time winners of this Super Cup but they haven’t gotten their hands on it since 2000. They were in last season’s final but were downed by PSG and it is going to be hard for them topple the Parisians again. Monaco took some heavy losses against PSG last season and don’t have winning form against them all. Monaco are now on a seven-match winless streak against PSG losing all but one of those.
We are going to take a pot shot both teams to score at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on July 28th, 2018 at 11:17 p.m.) because that did happen in three of the four meetings between the two sides last season. Monaco have had a busy month in terms of transfers but it has mostly been moves for youth and squad depth. They have seen some big players leave like there was last season with the likes of Fainho, Thomas Lemar and Joao Moutinho having departed.
The overall head to head between the two sides stands in favour of Monaco at 13-7 with 14 drawn matches. However, it is PSG who have been on top recently as they have posted a W6 D1 record over Monaco in their last seven meetings, winning each of the last six. PSG have scored at least two goals in each of their last six games against them and tallied fourteen in four matches against Monaco last season.
We have to go with PSG just because they have the extra quality and depth in their squad, hands down. They will be tempted to throw out a fairly strong side here as their league season doesn’t start until the following Sunday. We can’t see Monaco living up to their standards at the end of the day.
30th July 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Arsenal continues on in their Singapore adventures in the International Champions Cup. They lost a penalty shoot-out in their opening action against Atletico Madrid and now they will go on to face PSG before heading back to Europe. This will be a quick reunion for new Arsenal boss Unai Emery with his former club having left them this year. PSG lost their opening ICC game against Bayern Munich.
Arsenal v PSG Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from July 27th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.)
Arsenal rescued a draw for themselves against Atletico Madrid in their opening action in the International Champions Cup. They then lost on a penalty shoot out with Atletico keeper saving three penalties and scoring one. That’s stepping up to the plate for you. New Arsenal boss Unai Emery gave some game time to new signings Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi which is going to be important to get them settled in. They also had Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette out in the starting eleven, so it was a fairly strong side for this type of game. Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe stole the show though with a great game and the 17-year-old got Arsenal’s equaliser too. We are expecting goals at both ends in this one so both teams to score is at 20/41 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 27th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.). It should be another relatively open and relaxed game in this summer action.
PSG sent out a youth side to meet Bayern Munich in their opening International Champions Cup 2018 fixture and subsequently lost 3-1. They may not be too much stronger for this one really as they continue to rest a lot of their players who took part in the World Cup. The French Champions have been quiet in the summer transfer market so far, but there rumours over Neymar moving to Real Madrid persists. They face Monaco on August 4th in the French Super Cup and following this they will get their second game out in Singapore which is against Atletico Madrid. They still won’t be anywhere near full strength by all reports, for this one. But it is still worth backing plenty of action happening in this game and over 2.5 goals is at 20/41 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 27th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.). Either way, all this is a good experience for new boss Thomas Tuchel as he settles himself into the club.
Arsenal and PSG met just back in 2016 in the UEFA Champions League and they played out draws. Three of the four previous games between the two clubs have ended in a draw, two of those being 1-1 ties. The other fixture was won by Arsenal.
We are backing the Gunners to get a win on the board in this one. They looked alright against Atletico Madrid, albeit nowhere near full strength and PSG pretty much fielded a youth team against Bayern Munich and could be there for the taking.
27th July 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
The International Champions Cup really starts with a bang this summer. After the opening Man City v Borussia Dortmund fixture, Bayern Munich v PSG takes centre stage in what should be a fascinating showdown. Even though this is all just summer friendly stuff ahead of the new season, it still makes for a hugely interesting fixture between two of Europe’s heavyweights. There will be some stars missing after the World Cup but still, two star-studded lines up could be on display.
Bayern Munich 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from July 18th, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.)
Bayern Munich have a new man at the helm with Niko Kovac coming in to replacing Jupp Heynckes. They will be launching a Bundesliga title defence soon and they will want an improvement in the Champions League to happen as well. Kovac has been known for his counter-attacking tactics, such as he did during his time at Eintracht Frankfurt. Bayern Munich are resting James Rodriguez, Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Müller after the World Cup but they still have plenty of star quality about them. Enough to look over 2.5 goals at bet365 for 19/40 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 18th, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.) for this game anyway. It’s pre-season and it should be all totally relaxed. After this game, the Germans will head across the pond to the USA to take on Juventus and then Manchester City as part of the 2018 International Champions Cup.
PSG won’t be sending out star players Kylian Mbappe and Neymar for this one as those two are given rests after their World Cup campaigns. PSG boss Thomas Tuchel will be looking for a strong summer to forge ahead with and PSG have had it so easy on the domestic scene that they are favourites for more success there. But as with the big clubs around Europe, it is the UEFA Champions League that they will be more focused on. PSG have captured goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon but so far it has been a quiet summer from them. Buffon has a W2 D2 L4 record against Bayern incidentally. PSG open their domestic season with a French Champions Trophy match against Monaco on August 4th. PSG have won the International Champions Cup twice before and we are having a look at both teams to score at 1/2 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from July 18th, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.) even though these types of games are really hard to read.
The last time these two met Bayern took a 3-1 win which was in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. That was the eighth meeting between them in competitive matches with PSG holding a W5 L3 record from those previous meetings. PSG boss Tuchel has faced Bayern Munich 17 times as a manager and has a W5 D2 10 record against them.
There should be enough in this game for at least a goal at both ends so that is worth looking at. Other than that it’s hard to read the game, but PSG do have more key players missing than Bayern and the depth of the Germans could win the day.
20th July 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting