In Group A, PSG at Parc des Princes welcomes Manchester City and the football world has held its breath in anticipation of production adequate to the multimillion-dollar formations of both teams. Here are also the teams of RB Leipzig and Bruges.
PSG crushes the competition in Ligue 1 of France with eight consecutive victories in g.r. 22: 7. Of course, this is not surprising, since Mauricio Pochettino has players from the ranks of Messi, Mbape, Neymar, Ramos Di Maria ... Against this background, the start in the Champions League groups with 1: 1 in Bruges was serious surprise, but if we look at the numbers and watch the match live, the Princes were even surprisingly outplayed for most of the match. Not everything is "flowers and roses", Messi seems to have received a "coaching injury" from his compatriot in his substitution in the match in Paris with Lyon in the 75th minute and apparently does not feel happy here. Of course, we all know how difficult it is to channel the efforts of so many stars, for PSG this season the efforts will be mainly in this race and today we will see how real they are.
Manchester City comes to the French capital calm and confident, won 6: 3 their first match in the group over RB Leipzig in a goal thriller, defeated on Saturday in the Premier League with a huge advantage in the game one of its main rivals Chelsea with 1: 0 in London. Only the zero draw of the Etihad against Southampton was a wrong step for the "Citizens" since the beginning of the season, but Pep Guardiola is hardly very worried about it, but today there can be a serious psychological blow to rivals in case of success. His only worries are how to choose his starters, after he has at least 16-17 equal players, and one of the new purchases - the 100 million national team player Jack Greenish, fortunately increasingly fits into the scheme of the "Sky Blues". Mandy and Stefan are injured, and the participation of Gundogan,
In 2008 in the group of LE, on Etihad the match between Manchester City and PSG ended 0: 0. The other clashes are important eliminations in the Champions League - in 2016 in the quarterfinals, 2: 2 on this field and 1: 0 for City at home and they are ahead, and very recently this year we remember the semifinals - two successes for "Citizens" with 2: 1 in Paris and with 2: 0 at home. Today the guests are determined as favorites, and the tips are four - 2, the opposite 1, 1X and finally there is no goal. We allow ourselves to oppose on the computer and to recommend in our opinion a very realistic forecast for the situation - goal / goal and a wish for only positive emotions with the matches in the Champions League on Tuesday!
What are the expectations for the match
There are two things that are inexplicable to me about this match.
First of all, I can't remember why these two teams have to throw themselves to win.
Secondly, I don't remember why many goals are expected.
PSG with a complex in the Champions League
First of all, let me remind you that PSG have been experiencing systematic and serious disappointments in the Champions League for years.
They may have already developed a complex. Which, as you can see, doesn't help them at all.
In the French Ligue 1 they are convincing with 8 wins from 8 matches.
But in their first Champions League match against Bruges, they not only drew 1-1. But it was well deserved, according to xG .
Manchester City is also strong in defense
Whether PSG will be with Leo Messi or without him, this can only affect the movement of the odds.
But not at the end of a match against Manchester City.
A team that beat them twice. And very soon.
And a team that limits Chelsea to just one shot on goal.
Forecast for PSG - Man City
In such a match without an imperative for a mandatory victory. That is, without the need for unnecessary risks.
And with a strong defense of the visiting team.
I do not accept public opinion and expectations for high performance.
Under 3 goals is my choice of prediction for PSG - Manchester City.
Probable starting lineups
PSG : Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Guy, Peredes, Herrera; Draxler, Mbape, Neymar.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Diaz, Stones, Cancello; B. Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Mares, Torres, Greenish.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- PSG have not lost in their last 9 games: 8-1-0.
- PSG is in a series of 3 consecutive losses against Man City.
- Man City is in a series of 7 games without a loss: 6-1-0.
- There are less than 1.5 goals in the last 4 away games of Man City.
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