Manchester City vs PSG Champions League Soccer Betting Preview

Posted by Joe Solari on Monday,April 11, 2016 4:40, EST in

A goal-fest is expected when Manuel Pellegrini and his Manchester City squad look to build on their impressive 2-2 draw against PSG in Paris when the two teams meet at the Etihad Stadium this Tuesday. Obviously, playing at home will be a big boost for Manchester City in their bid to claim their first-ever trip to the UEFA Champions League Semifinals. But then again, the Parisiens have a knack for delivering big results in England, something that was evident when they met Chelsea in this year’s Round of 16 games and last year’s European quarterfinals. Which of these two teams will come out on top in Tuesday’s Champions League Soccer Odds? Read on below for all that and much more…

Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Champions League Soccer Betting Preview

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2:45 PM ET
Where: City of Manchester Stadium, Etihad, England
TV: BT Sports
Soccer Lines: Man City to win: +150, PSG to Win +180, Draw +230

Why Bet on Manchester City

With two crucial away goals to their name, Manchester City find themselves seated in a looking-good position to progress to the next round. Any winning result (and ensuring that PSG doesn’t score more than three goals) will see the English outfit make it to the Semifinals. To their advantage, the Citizens have one of the best offensive units in the competition, led by goal talisman Sergio Aguero, who scored one of the goals in City’s 2-1 Premier League victory over West Brom on Saturday. As a small concern, though, City’s defense has been pretty leaky in recent times, meaning goalkeeper Joe Hart and his gang will need to put up a strong front if they are to prevent an upset from their free-scoring visitors.

Why Bet on PSG

While Man City played its regular starters over the weekend to salvage the physically-draining win over West Brom, PSG decided to rest more than three quarters of their starters in the 2-0 win Guingamp. The Parisiens will therefore come into this game with its starters feeling fresher than City’s players, something that could prove to be a huge difference over the tired home legs of the home team. Even more notably, in their last visit to England, PSG won 2-1 over Chelsea in this year’s Round of 16 Champions League games, extending their solid record when playing in England. Added to the fact that sharpshooting striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co. have scored at least two goals in each of their last five matches in this competition, City’s defense is guaranteed to have a long day against the Paris side.

Expert Champions League Betting Picks and Predictions

Both teams are enjoying a good spell of results, especially in terms of scoring goals in their recent outings, so a fierce open-ended scoring encounter can be expected here, making an OVERB 3.5 goals the best bet here. Winning-wise, I am lost for choice, but I am leaning on PSG to eke out a narrow win over the Citizens.

Final Score Prediction: PSG 3, Manchester City 2; Best Pick: OVER 3.5 goals