Champions League Match Preview: Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain

In order to stay in the hunt for top spot in Group A, Real Madrid have to beat leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. Zinedine Zidane’s side trail PSG by five points heading into the last two matches.

PSG will secure top spot in the group by avoiding defeat in midweek. Thomas Tuchel’s side beat Madrid 3-0 in the reverse fixture back in September and that remains their standout performance of 2019/20.

Madrid are unbeaten at home in all competitions this season (W6, D3), while PSG have won seven of their last eight away from home.

This is a difficult match to call, as both teams have been difficult to read throughout the campaign. Home soil and history would favour Madrid but PSG defeated Madrid in emphatic fashion earlier this season.

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The Wales international will hope to start such an important game like this one but it remains to be seen whether that will be the case.

Toni Kroos will return to the side after dropping to the bench at the weekend.

Lucas Vazquez and James Rodriguez both remain sidelined for Zinedine Zidane’s side, while Nacho is a doubt.

Paris Saint-Germain- have both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe available and they are expected to start their first game together this season.

Thomas Tuchel therefore has the difficult decision of leaving one of Angel Di Maria or Mauro Icardi out on Tuesday night.

Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera are doubts for the away side after missing Friday’s 2-0 win over Lille, while Thilo Kehrer remains sidelined.

Di Maria and Verratti will miss PSG’s final group game if they are booked against Madrid.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 34 of Real Madrid’s last 38
Champions League games.

PSG have won 7 of their last 8 matches (Champions League).

PSG have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches in the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against PSG in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Real Madrid has 2.38 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Paris Saint-Germain has 2.98 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.81.

Who will win?