Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
PSG vs Barcelona | Wednesday 15 April, 2015 | Parc des Princes | 19.45
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona go head to head at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday as the Ligue 1 leaders host the La Liga frontrunners in the Champions League quarter-final.
The two clubs already met earlier in the competition as they battled it out to progress from Group F where both sides won their home games. Paris play without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic out front, boosting Barcelona’s hopes of victory.
The Swedish striker received a red for a late challenge on Chelsea’s Oscar in the last round, resulting in his suspension from this game. PSG will instead play Edinson Cavani at the front in Zlatan’s absence.
Barcelona head to France after losing a two goal lead against Sevilla to draw 2-2 at full time. Despite the disappointment, fans and players will be boosted by the return of Argentine Lionel Messi to full fitness.
Messi makes up one third of Luis Enrique’s star-studded attack, with teammates Luis Suarez and Neymar creating a formidable striking force for Barcelona.
PSG, currently sitting just one point above rivals Lyon at the top of Ligue 1, are boosted after a thrilling 3-2 win over Marseille last week. Laurent Blanc’s men will be looking to display the same indefatigable form in Wednesday’s clash as they take a step closer to their first semi-final appearance in the Champions League.
Although Barcelona are the favourites in this pairing, PSG have a lot going in their favour. They may be missing star Zlatan but it should be remembered that he was not part of the team that beat Barca in the earlier stages of the competition back in September.
Barcelona’s away record in the Champions League is not altogether that strong, failing to win seven five of their last 12 Champions League games away from Camp Nou.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Betting Tips