PSG v Barcelona tips – Barca 20/1 to qualify for last eight

It was all going swimmingly for Barcelona when Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot in the 27th minute against Paris Saint-Germain on 16 February, although Kylian Mbappe then equalised shortly afterwards before the youngster ran riot and helped the French champions to a 4-1 victory.

It means that PSG are virtually home and hosed when it comes to reaching the last eight stage of the UEFA Champions League although these two teams do have history and Barca still have the attacking weaponry to make life difficult for their opponents in the second leg encounter.

Can Barcelona Pull Off Another Champions League Miracle?

On 14 February 2017, Paris Saint-Germain slaughtered Barcelona by a 4-0 scoreline at the same stage of the competition, although the Catalan side produced an amazing comeback to win 6-1 in the second leg and actually triumph 6-5 on aggregate.

If you compare the Champions League betting odds, you can get 20/1 about Barcelona somehow managing to qualify although the bottom line is that they would need to score at least four away goals in order to stand any chance of going through to the last eight.

By contrast, PSG are a 1/66 chance to go through and manager Mauricio Pochettino will want his team to go in search of the goals that will put the game to bed, with the Argentine confident that Barcelona can be picked off as they come forward in search of goals.

Who Are Betting Favourites to Win Champions League Match?

Although Paris Saint-Germain are overwhelming favourites to go through, you can get some football betting odds of 6/5 that the French side win this second leg clash against Barcelona, with Kylian Mbappe once again looking to torment the Catalan team and Mauro Icardi can also fire in goals for PSG.

However, it’s an interesting situation for one of the Champions League outright betting favourites considering that they can afford a minor loss in this clash, with Barcelona available at betting odds of 2/1 with a couple of online bookmakers, with Lionel Messi hoping to lead the charge in this clash.

Messi is having a typically prolific season in front of goal and perhaps Barcelona will enjoy playing with freedom in the knowledge that they have nothing to lose, with Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann also looking to probe away in search of the goals that can help them have a chance to get through.

What Are the Best Bets for PSG v Barcelona?

Barcelona are not going to die wondering whether they could have gone through to the last eight stage by throwing everything at Paris Saint-Germain, with some of the leading betting sites going 4/11 about both teams finding the net, with the Yes option a best price 4/9 and we’re anticipating an end-to-end game.

Some punters will be looking for more juice in the price than betting odds-on on the football match, with many bookies offering betting markets such as Match Winner and Both Teams to Score. You can get 5/2 about another PSG win and both sides finding the net and one imagines that an early goal for the home team will see Barcelona deflate like a balloon.

The football betting market which makes the most appeal is the Over/Under Goals market and it could be worth being more ambitious than the Over 2.5 Goals bet which is understandably trading at odds of 1/2 although we should bear in mind that five goals were scored in the previous leg.

Therefore, Over 3.5 Goals could be a good shout at 6/5 and it’s easy to anticipate at least four goals being scored in total, while we are looking at a potential winning scoreline of 3-2 in favour of Paris Saint-Germain at odds of around 18/1.

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