Our soccer expert offers you his PSG vs Barcelona predictions and betting picks for their Champions League round of 16 second leg clash, which gets underway at 3.PM EST on Wednesday.
Barcelona head into the match with it all to do following their 4-1 defeat at home to PSG in the first leg, a game in which Kylian Mbappe bagged himself a hat-trick.
The Spanish giants need to score at least four goals if they are to make it into the Champions League quarter finals, and because of this, the odds are massively in PSG’s favour.
PSG vs Barcelona Odds
Odds courtesy of Unibet, correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.
PSG vs Barcelona Predictions
- PSG to win moneyline @ +140 via Unibet
- Over 3.5 total goals @ -103 via Unibet
- Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ +107 via Unibet
No comeback this time
PSG may still be haunted from their 6-1 defeat to Barca back in 2017 in which the Spanish side came from 4-0 goals down in the second leg to win the tie.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be hoping to avoid a repeat of this scoreline on Wednesday, and given the injury troubles Barca have, they should be able to come out of the game with the win.
Barca are missing both Ronaldo Araujo and Gerard Pique for the game, two of their best defenders.
Without these two, Ronald Koeman will be forced to play the likes of Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti in defense, which should allow PSG to score some goals and increase their aggregate lead.
Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi will be itching to get at Barca’s defense given their injury troubles, with the duo more than capable of scoring the goals to give PSG the win.
With this in mind, it’s worth betting on PSG to win the moneyline, something that, as long as PSG complete a single pass during the game, will land you an extra $75 in cash if you take advantage of our offer.
PSG to win moneyline
Goals Galore in Paris
Both PSG and Barca have been strong offensively this term, with the two clubs scoring the most goals out of any team in their respective leagues.
Barcelona need to find the net on at least four occasions on Wednesday if they want to stand any chance of going through, thus they’ll be throwing men forward from the first minute to try and score as many as possible.
This in turn will leave their defense exposed, with the likes Kylian Mbappe already showing in the first leg that he’s absolutely clinical on the counter attack.
There have been at least four goals in four of the last five games between these two sides, and given the circumstances Barcelona are in, we’re expecting to see another goal-fest in Paris on Wednesday night.
Over 3.5 Total Goals
Mbappe to haunt Barca again
Barcelona’s defenders are probably still having nightmares from the first leg against PSG, a game which saw Frenchman Kylian Mbappe make his mark on the world of football once and for all.
The World Cup-winner scored himself a superb hat-trick to sink the Blaugrana to a second successive Champions League home defeat, and given their injury troubles in defense, we can see the Frenchman finding the net yet again on Wednesday.
Mbappe has scored 25 goals in 32 games across all competitions this year, with the 21-year-old now certainly looking to add to his tally against a shaky Barca defense.
Without Pique and Araujo, Barca will be weak at the back, something Mbappe will be looking to exploit time and time again when PSG counter attack.
With all this in mind, betting on Mbappe to score against the Spanish giants yet again seems a wise pick if you ask us.
Mbappe to score anytime
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