PSG vs Red Star Belgrade
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Parc Des Princes (Paris).
PSG host Red Star Belgrade in probably one of the most straightforward affairs you’ll see this season in the Champions League. The gulf in quality between the two sides is just massive.
Les Parisiens have the most expensive attacking dup on the planet in their ranks (Neymar and Mbappe), while the Serbians do not have a single player worth more than €6m in the squad. Red Star are miles away from their best days. They are one of rare teams with the European Cup/Champions League silverware (they won it back in 1991).
However, Red Star Belgrade made their inaugural group stage appearance in Champions League (since the competition has this name) for the first time ever this year. The draw was cruel to them, but Vladan Milojevic’s side showed a phenomenal fighting spirit to hold the likes of Napoli to a goalless draw in the first round in Belgrade.
PSG vs Red Star Belgrade: Head-to-head
The two teams will take on each other for the first time ever on Wednesday evening.
Red Star’s fans will be happy to remember their team’s previous clash with the French opposition in this competition.
It happened just in the 1991 final when the Serbians won the European Cup trophy on penalties after the regular time ended in a goalless draw.
PSG vs Red Star Belgrade: Prediction
PSG have an imperative to grab the spoils here after falling to Liverpool away at Anfield on the opening day. Thomas Tuchel’s defensive line revealed way too many holes back then, allowing Liv’pool to score three goals on the evening. PSG actually kept just two clean sheets in eight league games so far in the season which is why we might even fancy with the home win & BTTS as the main betting option here.
Thomas Tuchel’s squad has been brutal at the other end, though. They average more than three goals per game in Ligue 1 where they won eight from eight so far. Due to the obvious gulf in quality between the two teams, we really expect a completely one-sided affair with PSG winning by three or more goals with ease on the evening.
PSG vs Red Star Belgrade: Bet Tips
PSG -2.5 handicap @ 1.57 (4/7)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6).