PSG vs Barcelona 04/15/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Barcelona vs PSG
Wednesday 15th April 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: PSG 4/1 Draw 3/1 Barcelona 3/4 See the Latest Odds
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Barcelona travel to Paris to take on PSG at the Parc Des Princes. Barcelona have come to life since Christmas and Lionel Messi has been terrific over the last three months. Barcelona are back to top of La Liga and with a trio of attackers in Messi, Suarez and Neymar the Spanish side are one of the favourites for the Champions League. After meeting in the Group Stages of the competition both of these teams will know each other well and Barcelona will know that this is going to be a tough game as they lost to PSG 3-2 in the Group Stages. Luis Enrique will be looking to his experienced stars like Iniesta and Messi to lead Barcelona through this difficult tie, the question is can their defence stand up to PSG's potent attack?
Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich will miss this game following his sending off against Chelsea, so Lavezzi and Cavani will lead the line for PSG. The Parisians have got a spectacular squad and money in the bank that will see them rival Barcelona on and off the field. Javier Pastore is having a terrific season and the Argentina will be key to PSG's plans, with Matuidi one of the other key figures. David Luiz strained a hamstring against Marseille at the the start of April and will more than likely miss this game. Thiago Silva will lead the defence against Barcelona's front three and this will be a huge ask for the Brazilian center half.
PSG have impressed me this season and getting the French Champions at such a huge price here at home is very tempting. I am taking PSG +1 on the handicap and I will be spreading a little on the moneyline. While Barcelona are an excellent team I dont believe they should be such heavy favourites here. PSG are above evens with a goal head start and for me that is just a terrific bet. I can see PSG winning this outright.