PSG vs Barcelona
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris).
Barcelona will try to relive their most talked comeback in the 2017 CL fixture. In a similar setting, PSG had a 4-goal lead in the aggregate after the first leg and ended up getting eliminated after Messi and Neymar scored a brace each in the second leg at Camp Nou.
But things have changed since the spring of 2017, especially in the dynamics of both teams. Two of the key players who scored in that second leg are not with the team this term. However, new players from La Masia have shown promise in the recent La Liga clashes.
PSG will have the advantage of playing at home, and Mbappe is in a much better form as of now. We saw the Catalans defense struggling against the French forward’s pace in the middle. He is sure to create problems for the visitors and count on the young world cup winner to put one in the back of the net.
Even with the French Champions having a slight edge along with their lead in the aggregate score, Koeman and his men will not return without a show. So, expect both teams to score in ninety minutes.
PSG vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in three of the recent five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-4 away win for PSG.
- None of their last seven matches have ended in a draw.
- The host has lost only one of their last five clashes at home.
PSG vs Barcelona Prediction
There is no doubt that the match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair in ninety minutes. Expect both teams to pull all their guns in the middle as both direly need the title this term.
PSG will try to reclaim their glory back from the 2017 defeat in the second leg of the tournament. In the meantime, Barcelona is far from a title this season other than the Copa del Ray.
With the Catalans lacking Suarez and Neymar from the last lineup in 2017, the match is more likely to end in favor of the French contingents.
The host has the courtesy of defending and allowing a draw if things turn bad, as they have a three-goal cushion in the aggregate score.
So, expect Mauricio Pochettino to inch closer to the Champions League this season.
PSG vs Barcelona Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.40 (2/5).
Double chance: PSG or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 1.80 (4/5).
Lionel Messi to score anytime @ 1.80 (4/5).