PSG host Borussia Dortmund in the decisive second-leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie. Domestically, the Parisians are on course to retain their Ligue 1 trophy, while Lucien Favre’s troops are four points adrift of title holders Bayern Munich and both sides have won all three of their respective matches since the first meeting in Germany.
Where and when: Parc des Princes, Paris – 11 March, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Paris Saint-Germain vs. Borussia Dortmund: BT Sport
Last time: Erling Haaland netted either side of a Neymar strike to hand Dortmund the first-leg advantage.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|PSG to win and both teams to score||13/8||Offer|
|Hakimi to score anytime||5/1||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||22/5||Offer|
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Borussia Dortmund Predictions and Preview
Despite their continued success in France, it will be another disappointing campaign on the whole if PSG were to bow out early from this year’s Champions League. It is no secret the Parisians have spent heavily, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe the most expensive signings of all time and the owners expect a return on their sizable investment.
The duo will be central to the hosts’ hopes of making it to the last eight and have contributed 38 goals and 17 assists between them this term. Mbappe is 3/1 favourite to open proceedings and Neymar is 9/2 in the same betting.
Visitors Borussia Dortmund will line up in Favre’s tried and tested 3-4-2-1 formation. The Swiss tactician has two of the most sought-after teenagers in world football at his disposal in Jadon Sancho and Haaland, and will fancy his team’s chances irrespective of PSG’s strong home form.
Sancho has caught the eye of every heavyweight club in Europe and is likely to move on in the summer, while his prodigiously talented team-mate could follow soon after if he continues to score at his current rate.
The Englishman is 2/1 to bag anytime and 10-goal Haaland is 13/10. The former Red Bull Salzburg hitman only trails Robert Lewandowski, who has 11 efforts to his name, in the tournament goalscorer standings. Dortmund are 3/1 to win in 90 minutes and 10/11 to knock out the French outfit.
One to watch for Paris Saint-Germain: Mauro Icardi has hit 17 goals in his debut season at the club and rarely needs more than one chance to put the ball in the back of the net. The Argentine is an old school number nine who thrives off getting the final touch and is at his deadliest in the six-yard box. Icardi is 9/2 to register last in normal time.
One to watch for Borussia Dortmund: Thorgan Hazard can play anywhere across the front line and could join Haaland and Sancho in attack after his goal last weekend. The younger brother of Real Madrid superstar Eden, is 16/5 to strike anytime.
Long shot: Both squads play an attractive brand of football and there are few better talents in the game than the quartet on show on Wednesday. Neymar, and to a greater extent, Haaland, Sancho and Mbappe are the figureheads of the post Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi era and it promises to be another fine spectacle. A 3-3 scoreline after 90 minutes is 33/1.