It is the last 16 stage of the Champions League, and the tie of the round without a doubt is Real Madrid vs PSG. We have seen Madrid dominate European football for a long time, but PSG are the new team looking to take over, and they have spent big in an attempt to do so. We will see how far PSG have come in recent months, and whether now is the time for them to take over European football, or whether Real Madrid can defend their crown and look to win the Champions League yet again. In today’s match prediction we are going to discuss the biggest game of the week, and one that many people are sure to be watching tonight.
Recent Champions League Form
Real Madrid qualified for this stage after finishing second behind Tottenham in Group H with 13 points. They won four of their six games in the group, scoring an impressive 17 goals in those games to be the third highest goal scorers in the group stages.
PSG were more impressive in the group stages and they won Group B, winning five of their six games, with their only loss coming in the final game when they have already qualified. While Madrid scored an impressive 17 goals, PSG went even better and scored 25 in their six games, to be the top scorers in the group stages.
Real Madrid Odds
Real Madrid are the favourites to win this game, and they can be backed at 29/20 with Betsson. That offers good value, they have a good team coming to face them, but this is a game that Madrid need to win, to give them an advantage to take to Paris with them for the second leg.
The one key thing Madrid have in their favour is experience of playing in big European games. PSG are trying to build a formidable team and dominate European football, but so far they haven’t really played in any big games. Real Madrid however, have all the experience in the world when it comes to big European ties, and that is why Real Madrid betting tips will be popular this week.
There will be a lot of people watching this game with interest as they believe that PSG are ready to take over European football. They performed very well in the group stages, scoring a lot of goals and winning some big games, including a win over the strong German team Bayern Munich.
Those that are interested in backing PSG, they are available at 15/8 with Unibet, however I think that is a little short for them as the away team. The other thing to consider too is that this game is over two legs, if the game is tied with 20 minutes to go, will PSG go hunting for another goal, or will they be happy to take a draw home with them? My guess is they would sit and take the draw, that is not what position I want a team to be in who I am backing.
PSG vs Real Madrid Odds
This should be a great game to watch, with two very talented teams who like to score goals going head to head. The one thing that looks set to separate these two is experience, and that is all in the favour of Real Madrid. Looking at the Real Madrid odds, they are priced at 29/20 with Betsson and that looks to represent a great bet. This is their home leg, and with a trip to Paris still to come, Madrid will be going all out to try and win the game, giving them an advantage to take to France in a couple of weeks.
PSG will be aiming to show they are quickly becoming the best team in Europe and by winning this tie they will certainly put down a marker. However, they don’t quite look ready yet, going into Madrid is very tough to do, and I don’t see them having the mental toughness to do it at this stage.