UEFA Champions League. Play-off. Round of 16
Stadium: Parc des Princes (Paris)
PSG will host Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs. Who will be stronger? What's the best option to bet on? All these questions are answered in our prediction. We will also offer some great betting options for you to consider.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
PSG completed the group stage successfully, failing to make the playoffs from the first place. The reason for that was the defeat at the hands of Manchester City (1-2) and a draw with Leipzig (2-2) in the second round. In the French Ligue 1, the Parisians have a significant handicap over the second-placed Marseille. At the moment the difference between them is as many as 16 points. That's why PSG can confidently focus on the Champions League. The last three games saw the Red-and-Blues drop out of the French Cup, losing on penalties to Nice in the round of 16, defeating Lille and beating Rennes by only one goal.
Real Madrid form
Real Madrid showed a very solid performance in the group stage, but their loss to Sheriff will be remembered for a long time. In addition, the Merengues defeated both the Italian Serie A leader, Inter, and Shakhtar Donetsk twice. Thus, the Madrid team reached the Champions League round of 16 as leaders of Group D with 15 points.
In Spanish La Liga, Real Madrid slowed down slightly with two wins, two draws and a defeat in the last five rounds. This has reduced their handicap from the second-placed Sevilla to four points. Thus, Carlo Ancelotti will have to choose whether to focus on the Champions League or La Liga. In the last round, Real Madrid settled for a 0-0 draw with Villarreal.
Expert Betting Tips
The meeting will take place at the Parc des Princes stadium, where the Parisians will obviously feel more confident than the Merengues, but they won't go forward headlong. It is only the first encounter. Real Madrid understand who they are dealing with and will probably play carefully before the first missed goal. In our opinion, bookmakers slightly overestimate the hosts, as the Madrid side will easily be able to impose a fight on them. We think that a great option to bet on is double chance for Real Madrid.
Prediction: Real Madrid Not To Lose.
- X2 for 1.842;
- W2 for 3.60;
- Correct Score 0-1 for 13.0.