PSG and Barcelona are leading their domestic leagues and both teams have a consistent advantage over the runner ups. The Champions League trophy is within reach and although Barcelona seems to have the first chance, the French side will put up a fierce resistance in Paris.
Match: PSG vs Barcelona
Bet: PSG 1X
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.22
A lot of money has been invested in PSG and so far the results were mediocre at best, with the Ligue 1 championship being an important addition to their trophy stand. Although winning the Champions League is a far-fetched objective, the hosts are confident that behind Ibrahimovic they can cause a huge upset. Barcelona showed weakness in all of their recent games played away from home, winning only one in the last six games and conceding a surprisingly high average of goals for the Catalan club.
Not losing at Parc de Princes is essential for PSG because if recent history can serve as an indicator, then AC Milan’s shameful elimination can give us a glimpse into the foreseeable future. The Spanish side is overly confident in its ability to turn the tables in their favor regardless of what happens in the first leg, that they won’t push for a straight victory in France. As long as they score a goal, a draw and even a narrow margin victory should be easy to offset in the second leg. Messi was brilliantly countered in Milan and if PSG can find a way to contain the Argentinian striker, it can secure a rare victory over Barcelona.
With their championship in the pocket and the dazzling offensive performance against AC Milan, Barcelona is regarded as the overwhelming favorites to qualify. Bookmakers are 100% behind them and this explains why punters can enjoy odds of 2.22 with Pinnacle Sports by backing PSG not to lose the first leg.