Paris Saint Germain (PSG) VS Bayern Munchen
Europe – UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes.
Staring down the barrel of elimination in the Champions League, holders Bayern Munich will endeavour to overturn a 3-2 deficit from the first leg of their quarter-final with Paris Saint-Germain when they do battle in the French capital on Tuesday.
An enthralling five-goal encounter at the Allianz Arena ended with Mauricio Pochettino’s side claiming a slender lead at half time in the tie, and the two continental giants head into the game following differing fortunes in their domestic title defences.
PSG’s weakened team cruised past Strasbourg 4-1 on Saturday, whereas a much-changed Bayern side could only muster a point from their clash with Union Berlin in a 1-1 draw.
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) VS Bayern Munchen Head-to-head (h2h) :
- The reverse encounter ended in a 2-3 win for Pochettino’s men.
- However, they were defeated 1-0 in the final of the 2019-20 Champions League.
- The previous eight clashes had a total of 26 goals between them.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record over the years.
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) VS Bayern Munchen Prediction :
If the first leg between these two sides was anything to go by, then we are in for another absolute cracker of a game between last season’s Champions League finalists. It was PSG who came out on top away to Bayern Munich, beating the defending champions 2-3 in their quarter-final first leg despite the hosts registering 31 shots on goal, the most faced by PSG in the Champions League since the 2003/04 season.
Bayern know that they will need to be equally as offensive in Paris with them needing at least two goals to overturn this tie.
Whilst the visitors certainly have the quality within their squad to record those two goals even without star striker Robert Lewandowski, PSG will inevitably be afforded numerous chances themselves as they once again look to capitalise on the space left in behind by Hansi Flick’s side. For Bayern, this is a risk they simply have no choice but to take and as a result will likely lead to another goal-fest between these two teams. As was the case in the first leg, consider both teams to score and over 2.5 goals over the course of 90 minutes.
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) VS Bayern Munchen Team News
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Navas; Florenzi, Danilo, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Paredes; Di Maria, Draxler, Neymar; Mbappe
Unavailable: Bernat (Injured), Icardi (Injured)
Questionable: Diallo (Illness), Florenzi (Fitness), Marquinhos (Injured), Kurzawa (Injured), Verratti (Fitness)
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Muller; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Unavailable: Sule (Injured), Tolisso (Injured), Costa (Injured), Gnabry (Illness), Lewandowski (Injured)
Questionable: Hernandez (Injured), Goretzka (Injured), Roca (Illness)