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Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona Betting Preview

Odds correct as of 14th February 9:30 UK time

Champions League Round of 16 First Leg
Who: Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona
When: Tuesday 14th February, 19.45 UK time
Live on: BT Sport

PSG host Barcelona for the fourth time in Champions League action since April 2013 with honours even in the three preceding contests at Parc des Princes.

Prior to this first leg tie in the Round of 16, PSG are unbeaten in competitive action this year and have won five of their six Ligue 1 games with Monaco securing a 1-1 draw in Paris last month. In preparation for this match, Unai Emery’s team completed a 3-0 win at Bordeaux on Friday evening and they can be backed at 3.40 to win this Tuesday evening fixture. However, PSG have conceded a goal in both domestic league games on home soil during 2017 and are offered at 5.50 to claim victory with both teams scoring.

Having scored eight goals in three Ligue 1 games this month, there will be no shortage of confidence in the Paris attack, and Edinson Cavani has opened the scoring in four of the five previous league matches. The Uruguayan international is quoted at 6.00 to be First Goalscorer in this match besides being offered at 3.75 to net in a home victory.

Odds of 5.00 are also available for Blaise Matuidi to score a goal in this game after netting in two of three previous home ties against Barcelona whereas Lucas Moura has netted in two league games this month and is priced at 3.50 to feature on Tuesday’s score sheet.

Prior to visiting Paris, Barcelona completed a 6-0 away victory at Alaves in Spanish La Liga action, and they have conceded just two goals in their domestic league this year when drawing 1-1 at both Villarreal and Real Betis. Barca also lost 2-1 in a Copa del Rey first leg tie at Athletic Bilbao during early January, which suggests that their away form could be described as inconsistent, but they are priced at 3.40 to win in Paris for the second successive season. A 3-1 victory for Barcelona as per that game last term can be backed at 17.00.

Luis Suarez netted twice during that victory and also claimed a brace at the weekend, with odds of 4.50 offered on the former Liverpool player scoring at least two goals in this game, and he is also priced at 6.00 to become First Goalscorer in a fifth competitive match this year.

It would also be unwise to ignore Lionel Messi as a potential goal scorer as he has found the net in the latest four La Liga victories for Barcelona, and a price of 3.75 is being offered for the Argentinian to score in an away victory. Meanwhile, Neymar has featured on the score sheet in two wins on the road in league action this year and can be backed at 3.00 to strike a goal in Paris.

In the three previous Champions League meetings between these two teams in Paris, there has been at least four goals per match. A range of 3-4 goals netted on Tuesday is priced at 2.50 with 4 or more offered at 3.00. One goal winning margins for PSG and Barcelona are priced at 5.00 and 4.00 respectively with Barca quoted at 9.00 to repeat their win by two clear goals from last season.

Other Available Bets:

A draw is 3.40.
A 0-0 draw is 13.00.
A score draw is 4.33.
Edinson Cavani scoring first in 1-0 and 2-1 victories for PSG are both 31.00.
Luis Suarez netting first in 2-1 and 3-1 Barcelona wins is 26.00 and 51.00 respectively.

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