10/12/2014, 20:45, Champions League Groups
After losing back-to-back games, Barcelona returned to its winning ways and it is now riding a seven-game winning streak. Prevailing tonight against PSG would insure the fact that they finish at the top of group F, but even a draw would lead to the same outcome. By comparison, the visitors would need to claim all three points to overtake the leaders and at least in theory, that should pit them against an easier opponent in the elimination round.
Barcelona vs PSG Odds
Barcelona 1.50, Draw 4.80, PSG 8.00
Barcelona vs PSG Tips
Barcelona had a hard time scoring goals in late October and early November, but that wasn't an issue over the last couple of weeks. Messi is firing on all cylinders and he is the main reason for why the team won seven games in a row and scored an average of three goals per match. The last couple of games were particularly impressive and the Catalans are hoping to carry that momentum tonight.
After blanking three teams in just a bit over one week, Barcelona allowed an early goal against Espanyol but then made short work of their city rivals and scored five unanswered goals. Messi came through twice and was the artisan of two more goals, so it comes as no surprise that the French outfits is particularly concerned about the Argentinian striker.
The visitors have their own offensive trident to rely on and for the first time in many weeks, they can use Cavani, Ibrahimovic and Lavezzi right from the start. The former was used as a substitute and he entered the game in the second half when he replaced Lucas but tonight he is expected to feature in the starting 11
Having three strikers up front is a bold move for Blanc, given the fact that Barcelona is not the kind of team to dominate at home. PSG hasn't lost a match in many months and even though most victories were narrow margin ones, they were enough points to consolidate their position at the top of the leaderboard.
- PSG hasn't lost in the last 26 rounds and prevailed in 10 of the last 11 matches.
- Three out of four head to head games ended undecided, with the French side winning the most recent match.
Barcelona vs PSG Prediction
It is nothing short of surprising that Barcelona is yet to win a game against PSG, but tonight bookmakers expect them to break the ice. Since there is no value in the odds offered for backing the home side to prevail, punters should side with the visiting team. Trust them to cover the +1.5 goals spread at 1.75 with Pinnacle Sports, to cash in even if Barcelona prevails by a single goal.
Bet: PSG + 1.5 goals @ 1.75 with Pinnacle Sports