Stadium: Jan Breydel (Bruges)
Bruges have been consistently high in goalscoring in recent games. Philippe Clement’s defence has been hampered, and naturally, the Parisian attacking trio of Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe will be looking to exploit this opportunity. Will the Belgian players be able to contain the visitors’ onslaught?
Ahead of the national team break, Brugge suffered a terrible away game against Gent and one of their biggest defeats in recent seasons. Brugge failed defensively, conceding six goals and only managing to reply with one goal. Philippe Clement’s side rehabilitated themselves for this result after the resumption of the Jupiler Ligue season. The team benefited from a numerical advantage at home to beat Ostend 3-0. Brugge lead Belgium in the league table after seven matches, with 26 goals scored (almost four goals per game on average).
Since losing to Lille in the French Supercup, PSG have not suffered a single slip-up. The Mauricio Pochettino-led side has played five games in Ligue 1 and has not lost a point. Parisians were successful against Troyes, Strasbourg, Brest, Reims and Clermont. PSG are firmly in the lead in the French league table. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are averaging three goals per game.
PSG and Brugge have played two head-to-head games in their history. They took place in the group stage of the Champions League in the 2019-20 season. In Belgium, the Parisians left no chance for their rival. The PSG players sent five goals against the Black and Blue. On home soil, PSG achieved a 1-0 win.
- PSG have been defeated in their last three Champions League games;
- PSG have scored first goals in four of their previous five matches in all competitions and won the first half in those meetings;
- PSG have scored at least two second-half goals in 18 of their previous 30 Champions League games.
Expert Betting Tips
PSG have seriously strengthened their squad this season. There is no doubt that Paris Saint-Germain are one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season. The Belgian club’s defenders will have to contain Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe, which will be challenging. I believe that from the start of the match, PSG players will have the advantage. It’s likely to repeat the story of the clubs’ previous encounter in Belgium, a quick goal and the second half being more productive than the first. These are the lines I propose to consider for the upcoming match. I would also suggest betting on Total Over goals for Pochettino’s charges, as PSG show good play in attack, and the home side cannot boast of reliability in defence.
- The first goal is from 1 to 24 minutes for 1.86;
- Highest scoring half - 2nd for 1.88;
- Individual Total 2 Over (2.5) goals for 1.80.