Two of the wealthiest and most star-studded teams in Europe will be flaunting their goodies this Wednesday when England’s Manchester City clashes against France’s PSG in a mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final leg-one clash at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Here is a sweeping UEFA Champions League betting look at this game, including free UEFA Champions League picks at the end of the article.
PSG vs. Manchester City UCL Quarter Finals Lines Preview
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2:45 pm ET
Where: Parc des Princes, Paris
TV: BT Sport (UK), Fox Sports (USA)
TV Stream: FoxSportsGo
Soccer Lines: PSG win 3/4, Draw 13/5, Manchester City win 11/2
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Why Bet on PSG
With the French League title already in the bag, there couldn’t be a better time for PSG to focus all their energies on doing well in the Champions League and claiming the UEFA trophy that has glaringly eluded them in their footballing history. Laurent Blanc’s European ambitions will heavily rest on the ability of his talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to produce a big game. The towering Swede striker, who scored a crucial goal in the first-leg Round of 16 win against Chelsea, has been in great form recently, coming off a second hat-trick in three games during the 4-1 win over Nice at the weekend.
Even more importantly, the PSG squad has a strong supporting cast that includes players like Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani in the offense, while the defense also has stellar talents like Silva and David Luiz, who are guaranteed to make the Citizens sweat on both ends of the field. Added to the fact that PSG is one of the best home teams in Europe—the Parisiens have lost just one of their last 38 home games in the Champions League—you can be assured that home-favored Paris Saint-Germain team will do everything in its power to claim the win here.
Why Bet on Manchester City
After watching from the sidelines for many years, the Citizens can pat themselves on the back—and breathe a sigh of relief—for making it to their first-ever quarter-final appearance in the Champions League. There is, however, no time to celebrate, as Manchester City–the only English Club still present in the Tournament–will have their work cut out for them against a PSG side that is unbeaten in its last four meetings against English Premier League opposition. As a big boost, though, the Citizens will have the services of their No.1 goalkeeper Joe Hart who trained with the team on Tuesday and is expected to resume leading duties between the posts against PSG.
In addition to Hart, Man City have Kevin de Bruyne in full fitness, which bodes well for the Citizens’ attack that already includes the in-form Sergio Aguero, along with the creative duo of Silva and Navas. After securing an emphatic 4-0 win over Bournemouth at the weekend, there is definitely a lot of motivation for Man City to do well this Wednesday, something that is guaranteed to see them put up a strong fight in this dicey clash.
PSG vs. Manchester City Expert Soccer Predictions and Picks
Though PSG is at home, this game is a tossup match up, considering both teams have the talent to exploit any weaknesses from the opposition. That said, Manchester City have been really shaky recently, going LWDDLW in their last 6 games in all competitions. Conversely, PSG are WDWWLW in the same stretch. Combine that with the fact that the Parisiens have been terrific and nearly indomitable at Parc des Princes, PSG should be the safe bet for a hard-earned win in a closely-contested game.
Final Score Prediction: PSG 3, Manchester City 2.