Barcelona Vs PSG Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,March 7, 2017 10:29, EDT in

When the Champions League is in the group stage, we get the occasional surprise result or two along the way. Despite those little surprises, it is more often than not the powerhouse teams that make it into the Round of 16. It is here where the surprises become less frequent, but they still happen every now and again. Anyone who said that they saw PSG beating Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of this match-up is probably not being very honest. After all, the Spaniards are a team that are used to winning this tournament, or at least getting to the semi-finals on a regular basis. PSG are a good side, but they do not have the pedigree of Barcelona, yet you may have thought the opposite if you watched the first leg of this tie. PSG are now very much in the driver’s seat, and it would take a monumental collapse from the Paris side to see this thing overturned. Stranger things have happened, though, and Barcelona are a team with a lot of goals in them. Could they spring one of the greatest comebacks ever seen in European football? Find out more about the latest NBA betting odds here.

In Depth Analysis On The Barcelona Vs PSG Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

When: Wednesday, March 8 at 2:45 PM EST
Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona
TV: FS1
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
UEFA Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on PSG

While there have been games in the past where teams have overturned large deficits in the second leg, the one thing that those comebacks have in common is that the team going on to win went into the second leg with an away goal from the first game. PSG have proven adept at shutting the door all season long, and are currently on a run of form that has seen goalkeeper Kevin Trapp keep 4 clean sheets in his last 5 games. This is a team that is defensively sound to begin with, but which is going to be even tougher to crack when they are likely to be playing 10 men behind the ball. PSG do not need to go on the offensive, but have the speed and killer instinct to take advantage of any lapses on the Barcelona side.

Why bet on Barcelona

While this looks a bit like mission impossible for Barcelona, let’s not forget that this is a team with an attacking front of Messi, Suarez, and Neymar. All three of those players are game changers, and the entire team seems to be on a bit of a high after manager Luis Enrique announced that he will not be returning next season. In the 2 games since that announcement, Barcelona have hammered in 11 goals, albeit against opposition that is not quite on par with what PSG are bringing to the table. Barcelona are a team built to score goals, but if they give one up in this second leg, this thing is over.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think that Barcelona will make a game of this, but since they are going to need to go all out to close the deficit, they will leave gaps at the back that can be exposed, and I believe PSG will be able to take advantage of that at least once.

Barcelona 3 PSG 1