PSG v Real Madrid Betting Tips

The UEFA Champions League last sixteen draw has been made, with the tie of the round pitting Paris Saint-Germain against Real Madrid. The two European football giants will clash at the Parc des Princes before meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu and it will be intriguing to see which side qualifies for the last eight stage.

PSG have the opportunity to make home advantage count in the first leg, although Mauricio Pochettino’s side will have the proverbial mountain to climb in order to win the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Paris Saint-Germain Odds-On Favourites to Beat Real

PSG are already French champions-elect this season, with the Qatari-powered club thirteen points clear at the top of the domestic standings, which means that they’re largely free to focus on the Champions League. The Ligue 1 outfit have been knocking on the door in Europe over the past few seasons.

Two seasons ago, the French side made it to the final of this competition before Thomas Tuchel’s team were beaten by Bayern Munich. They then lost to Manchester City in the semis last term, with Lionel Messi now among the ranks although they finished second to the Citizens in the group stage which now means they are facing Real Madrid.

PSG are odds-on to win the first leg and they will certainly want to go to the Spanish capital with some kind of advantage. They have won eight of their nine home matches in Ligue 1 this season although many of these games have been against more modest opposition than they’ll find when it comes to the European elite.

Real Madrid Could Be Betting Value to Qualify

Carlo Ancelotti has achieved plenty of success during his managerial career, with the Italian having recently arrived at Real Madrid in the hope that they can steer Los Merengues to their latest European success. The team are well clear at the top of the domestic standings and they were comfortably clear when it came to their Champions League group.

Real secured five wins from their six games and the one defeat was the shock reverse at home to Sheriff, with home and away victories secured against Internazionale and there is lots to like about a team who have recorded plenty of success on a European stage over the past few years.

Could We See High-Scoring Clashes?

The first instinct is to assume that both of the games between these sides will be high-scoring. Real Madrid will want to get an away goal on the board when they head to the French capital and it could be that Karim Benzema is able to return to his homeland and make a mark in front of the PSG fans.

Vinicius Junior is also among the leading scorers in Spanish La Liga, with Paris Saint-Germain also possessing an artillery of attacking players, with Kylian Mbappe currently the leading scorer for this French side although Mr Messi could be the one that comes to the party.

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