PSG vs Real Madrid 10/21/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview,Odds & Previews
Real Madrid vs PSG
Wednesday 21st October 2015 14:45(ET)
The Line: PSG 6/4 Draw 12/5 Real Madrid 2/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; ESPN; Fox Sports
Without doubt the game of the Wednesday Champions League match ups will be the meeting of Real Madrid and PSG at the Parc Des Princes in Paris. This is a scintillating match up as we see Ibrahimovich, Cavani and Co go up against Ronaldo and the Real Madrid Galacticos. PSG want to be included in the top teams in Europe and if they do then they have to get a marquee win against one of the big boys and Real Madrid represent those big boys. PSG have had another fantastic start to the season and are top of Ligue 1 by five points already. Ibrahimovich and Cavani have proven to be a fruitful partnership since the return to fitness of Ibra. With a squad littered with quality including ex Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria this is a PSg team that will want a result against Real. Laurent Blanc orchestrated a group stage win over Barcelona last season when PSG blitzed the Spanish side in an all out attack but when push came to shove Barca eased past them in the quarter finals winning both legs.
Real Madrid come into this game having just gone top of La Liga but with a squad that has been littered with injuries. Modric, Pepe, Roriguez, Benzema and Ramos are all on the injured list and that would effect the ability of most teams to compete. But with Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Isco and Kroos there is more than enough attacking talent in this Real Madrid team to take on most teams. Defensively I'm not sure if Real are going to be able to cope with the substantial threat that PSG will provide going forward but Ronaldo and Bale will be a potent counter attack. Rafa Benitez is one of the best tactical coaches and really knows how to play to not lose especially in cup competitions. I think he will have his side focused on going to Paris and not losing but this will be a real test of Real Madrid's squad.
What a game we have in store for us here. I think PSG will go all out for the win here and that will play into Real Madrid's hands with their counter attack among the best in football. I do worry about Madrid's backline though and against Cavani, Ibra, Lavezzi, Matuidi I think they are going to struggle. I am going to take PSG to win and both teams to score at the huge price of 3/1. I will most definitely be on the couch for this one as it should be an absolute cracker!