Paris Saint-Germain was lucky in the first game against Bayern Munich, and they brought a 3-2 lead back to France. Kylian Mbappe and a fantastic transition of Mauricio Pochettino’s crew were enigmatic for the Germans’ defense. On top of everything, Bayern’s offense couldn’t score, having 31 shots towards the rival’s net, but just two managed to hit the back of the same. They are coming to Paris with lots of injuries and problems but without too many options. The UCL champions need to attack, otherwise, Hansi Flick’s crew might end its European reign.
Paris Saint-Germain (+180) shined in Munich, showing every bit of its fantastic transition. We are more than sure that the Saints have the best counter-attack in the world, which was obvious in the first leg of this matchup. We expect to see the same approach on Tuesday, because hosts don’t have to rush anywhere.
When talking about the efficiency of PSG’s games, five in the past six events saw over 2.5 goals, and the same number ended with both sides scoring.
Interestingly, the Saints won only one encounter at Parc des Princes in five, losing three, drawing one, and having only one success, in the Coupe de France round of 16, against Lille, 3-0.
Bayern Munich (+120) struggled at home as well, and after their loss to PSG, the German and European champs slipped against Union Berlin, getting just one point from that event, 1-1.
The biggest problem for Hansi Flick are the injuries. Besides the best player of the team, Robert Lewandowski, several more starters won’t be able to appear in Paris. Among them are Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, etc.
After three road games, Bayern played in which we saw both teams scoring, and over 2.5 goals, the last one in Leipzig against RB ended with their 0-1 victory. They would need to score at least twice to progress to the next stage in the upcoming game.
PSG too, has problems with injuries, but not even close to Bayern’s. Bernat, Diallo, Icardi, Kurzawa, and Marquinhos will all be out for this event.
On the other side, besides the above-mentioned players, Flick can’t count on Tolisso, Niklas Sule, Roca, Hoffmann, and Douglas Costa. It is a nightmare situation for Bayern right now, and something they haven’t experienced for years.
Head to Head Games
Bayern started the first game very slowly, conceding two early goals and allowing the guests to get a swing. After that, the champs took matters into their hands, leveling the score but conceding another one while pressuring the rivals intensively. Even though they had numerous chances to equalize and change the result upside down completely, the Bavarians ended up empty-handed.
Bayern will be offensive-minded again, because the current result forces them to attack and try to score as many goals as possible. Therefore, we expect high efficiency, with the first suggestion being over 1.5 goals in the first halftime. The backup pick is over 3.5 goals. Once the action starts, it won’t stop until the final whistle.
Pick: Over 1.5 goals HT
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