Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain Tips, Preview and Predictions

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It was almost a case of ‘job done’ for Real Madrid two weeks ago when they managed to reach the 90th minute still sharing a goalless draw with PSG. But Kylian Mbappé had other ideas and now it is the French side that take a slender lead to the Bernabéu.

Where and when: Santiago Bernabéu – 9 March, kick-off 20:00

Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain: BT Sport

Last time: PSG dominated the first leg and lead 1-0 thanks to that Mbappé goal. Lionel Messi’s blushes were spared as he had earlier missed a penalty.

Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain Predictions and Preview

Paris-Saint Germain already look odds on to win the French league once again this season, so all their concentration will be focussed on finally becoming European champions. After a lot of investment over the years, PSG came closest in 2020, losing to Bayern Munich in the final – and then exited at the semi final stage last year.

Losing to Real Madrid in the round of 16 would not be an embarrassment, but head coach Mauricio Pochettino must feel as though his side has never had a better chance to knock out the kings of this competition. That one goal lead thanks to the potentially Madrid-bound Mbappé could be invaluable.

But Carlo Ancelotti will also be fairly happy with the situation going into this second leg. His team defended stoutly in Paris, only coming away with a narrow defeat – and Real Madrid have only lost once at home all season.

Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain full time result odds

There is some bad news for Real Madrid when it comes to team selection though. Thanks to yellow cards in the first leg, both Casemiro and Ferland Mendy will miss out. That leaves an already ageing eleven dealing with an explosive Paris Saint-Germain attack. That PSG team also welcomes back Neymar and will no doubt be keen to score an early goal to pile the pressure on their Spanish hosts. The away win is offered at 6/4.

Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain both teams to score odds

Real Madrid need to score at least one goal to stay in this tie, so a bet on both teams to score at 4/7 would seem to be a good idea. PSG could be out to spoil the party – and have the attacking talent to do so. The speed of Mbappé could be too much for the Madrid defence, so some goals could well be on the cards.

Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain correct score odds

Some fans are expecting an open game thanks to the incredible array of football superstars set to be on display at the Bernabéu on Wednesday. But both these managers have been around a bit and will not want the game to run away from their side. A low-scoring draw might be more likely, therefore. The game finishing 1-1 can be found at 6/1 – and PSG would gladly take that.

Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain first goalscorer odds

It was Lionel Messi that had the best chance to open the scoring in the first leg – but Courtois was able to save his spot-kick effort. To be honest, with these two sides, there are a lot of choices when it comes first goal scorer. Benzema and Vinícius Júnior will be looked to for the home side. But it could be Mbappé once again that makes the difference and shows just why Real Madrid covet his services.

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