PSG – Barcelona Champions League Match Preview 15/04/15

PSG and Barcelona will meet for the third time in this competition this season, after having been in the same group earlier in the year. PSG managed a 3-2 win the last time they played in Paris but this time they will be without a number of key players for the welcome of Barcelona this time and a top football tipster would suggest this might become a real issue. The Catalan’s ended their winning streak in La Liga after 9 wins after having thrown away a 2 goal lead against Sevilla at the weekend but this is surely just a slip as this squad is a real powerhouse in International football and PSG have a real task on their hands if they want to get through to the next round. Playing at home should help PSG somewhat but if they don’t manage a win tonight, then being forced to get a result in Barcelona will prove to be too much for sure. Laurent Blanc will be without key suspended players such as ZlatanIbrahimovic and Marco Verratti, and will be forced to play Gregory Van der Wiel, EdinsonCavani and YohanCabaye from the start.Thiago Motta is injured and sure to miss this one, whereas David Luiz might just manage to recover at the last minute. To add more pressure on the manager, Lucas Moura will not be able to play more than 45 minutes at present following his return from injury.Barca have DaniAlvessuspended, so Adriano is likely to start at right-back but the only other player to miss the trip to Paris is Thomas Vermaelen, who wasn’t expected to start anyway whereas keeper TerStegen will start instead of Claudio Bravo.

Our Probable Formations:

PSG (4.3.3.) Sirigu, Van der Viel, Silva, Marquinhos, Maxwell, Cabaye, Rabiot, Matuidi, Lavezzi, Cavani and Pastore.

Barcelona (4.3.3) TerStegen, Adriano, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, RAkitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez and Neymar.

BetAdvisor Top Tips:

A sports betting expert would go for an over 2.5 goals as PSG have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Barcelona and the Catalans have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches against PSG.

A top football pick would take into consideration the fact that Barca have won their last 6 matches in the Champions League (including qualifiers).