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- Barcelona are in the midst of scandal with their recently arrested president
- Paris Saint Germain are solid with eight wins and two losses in the last ten games
- The Saints toppled Barcelona at Camp Nou, taking a 1-4 victory
Paris Saint Germain are in good shape ahead of the UCL round of 16 rematch. They have three straight wins, all with clean sheets included, and we could tell the Saints are coming into Wednesday’s game with full confidence.
Barcelona bounced back from the loss to PSG in the first leg, posting a draw and four straight wins without a conceding goal. All this indicates an interesting meeting at the Parc des Princes.
PSG vs Barcelona schedule
- Or: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
- When: Wednesday, March 10, 3 p.m. ET
- How to watch: CBS
PSG vs Barcelona Vegas odds
PSG vs Barcelona preview
Touch of Pochettino
Since the Argentine sat on the PSG bench, a lot has changed. The French champions have shown a lot of quality in the back row, often posting clean linens and changing their style of play slightly. They would take the pressure off once in the lead and try to save energy for future challenges. .
The previous three games they played were on the road, and PSG won it all without a concede while scoring eight on the other end. The last home game against Monaco saw them lose 0-2 which probably caused them to be more focused and show their true faces. By the way, in all but two of the last ten home games, PSG have scored twice.
Neymar’s status for this match is still uncertain, as the Brazilian is taking several sessions and rehab to recover as quickly as possible. However, it looks like he won’t be playing on Wednesday.
The hard time in Barcelona
Various things off the pitch are disturbing the atmosphere in Barcelona’s dressing rooms. The first is the current “Barcagate” scandal in which several top leaders, including President Joseph Maria Bartomeu, have been arrested. Then we have issues with the details of Messi’s contract leak and various disputes between players on the pitch. It’s quite difficult to be a Barca member these days.
Still, the players have managed to put it all aside and post several solid matches. Following the loss to PSG, they played 1-1 at home against Cadiz before winning four in a row goalless and scoring at least twice in every game.
One of the wins came against Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey semi-final rematch, where Barca erased a 0-2 deficit in the first game, knocking out rivals after extra time.
PSG vs Barcelona head to head
The Saints crushed Barca in the opener, 1-4, with Kylian Mbappe scoring a hat-trick at the empty Camp Nou. The last H2H meeting at Camp Nou saw the hosts win 4-0, but after that came that legendary rematch at Camp Nou where Barca won 6-1.
PSG vs Barcelona Pick and Prediction
Who will win the PSG vs Barcelona Champions League match:
The guests must open and attack as they drag three goals. Their chances of making a surprise are slim, but there is still no other option for Messi and the company. Such an approach will leave Blaugrana’s backline exposed which is a perfect situation for PSG’s quick attack, Mbappe in particular. For this reason, we expect the home team to win and a confident lead in the UCL top 8.