Paris St-Germain will be without Neymar for their quest for Champions League glory in this key Wednesday battle against Real Madrid. Neymar got his 3-game ban reduced to 2 for insulting the refs in last season’s loss to Man United. One of the games he will miss is versus Real on Wednesday, though. Can PSG step it up versus Real without Neymar? Check out the Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for PSG vs Real Madrid!
PSG vs Real Madrid 2019 UEFA Champions League Odds & Game Preview
- When: Wednesday, September 18 at 3:00pm ET
- Where: Parc de Princes, France
- Live Stream: UEFA.com
- Moneyline Odds: Paris St-Germain +112 / Real Madrid +213 / Draw +258
- Over/Under Total Odds: Over 3 -112 / Under 3 -117
Why Real Madrid is a good bet +213?
Real, although heading into their La Liga season with a loss to AS Roma, has yet to taste defeat in the Spanish League. They’re 2-2 after 4 matches.
The reason that’s important is because Real Madrid had a great run in the Champions League last season while flubbing in La Liga. If this Real team already has it together in their home league, they should be even better in the Champions League this season than they were last season. The quest for Champions League glory could start with an upset road win over PSG.
Form Last 5
- W – 3-2 vs Levante
- D – 2-2 vs Villareal
- D – 1-1 vs Valladolid
- W – 3-1 vs Celta Vigo
- L – 2-2 vs AS Roma
Why Paris St-Germain is a good bet +112?
Paris St-Germain was favored to take down Man U. in the aggregate in last season’s Champions League. They failed, Neymar derided the referee and got a 3-game, now 2-game, ban, and Paris St-Germain went to the sidelines to wait for this CL Season.
Although Neymar won’t play, on paper, his team appears too classy for a down on their luck Real Madrid. Real is still rebuilding after the Ronaldo trade fiasco. PSG should take advantage in regulation.
Form Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs Strasbourg
- W – 2-0 vs Metz
- W – 4-0 vs Toulouse
- L – 1-2 vs Stade Rennes
- W – 3-0 vs Nimes
- Di Maria
UEFA Champions League Betting Trends for PSG vs Real Madrid
- Real Madrid is 2-2-1 SU in their last 5 matches
- Real Madrid has outscored their opponents 6-5 in their last 3 matches
- Real Madrid has outscored their last 5 opponents 11-8
- Paris St-Germain is 4-1 SU in their last 5
- Paris St-Germain has outscored their last 3 opponents 7-0
- Paris St-Germain has outscored their last 5 opponents 11-2
Champions League PSG vs Real Madrid Betting Analysis
Neymar played against Strasbourg and got the winning goal, but he didn’t play against either Metz or Toulouse. The thing about PSG is that manager Thomas Tuchel has a lot of ways to set up his squad. We might not even know who he’s going with until they step onto the pitch right before first kick.
That’s not a bad thing if you’re a PSG fan. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had a couple of goals versus Toulouse. He followed that up with a goal versus Metz. So, even though Neymar remains their top striker, Choupo-Moting has obviously been groomed to take over for the oft-injured Brazilian star. Paris St-Germain’s attack should be too much for Real on Wednesday. They win this in regulation.
UEFA Champions League Pick: Paris St-Germain+112