PSG vs FC Barcelona (Champions League, 30.09.2014)

Nicola Rizzoli will officiate one of the biggest matches this round as PSG host FC Barcelona for the second round of the group stage. It will be a re-do of the last 18 from last year where Paris Saint Germain held Barcelona at arm’s length, but ended up losing on away goals. In the first round PSG were held at a draw by Ajax, whereas Barcelona barely managed to win against APOEL.

PSG aim to win the most coveted trophy on the European stage, but with the way they started this season, four draws and only one win in five matches, as opposed to Barcelona’s four wins and one draw in the same number of matches, leaves the French on the improvement road. Despite that the hosts are considered this year’s Champions League dark horses for the title race, and Laurent Blanc is sure Ibrahimovic will play and be extra motivated to win against his former club. PSG have also the advantage of playing at home, but it is yet unclear whether that will help them against a very in form Messi and Neymar.
Barcelona come from a 6-0 win over Granada, and have already seven matches without conceding a single goal. Dani Alves, Pique and the entire backline has been performing wonderfully so far, while Claudio Bravo has been in charge of La Liga matches, Ter Stegen is expected to return for the Champions League clash with PSG. Neymar has also improved his finishing touch and with Lionel Messi assisting the majority of his goals it would not be crazy to bet on Barca to score first at 2.35 with Ladbrokes. Without Thiago Silva, but with David Luiz and Marquinos PSG might be able to hold Barca off, but not for long.

Taking into account all listed above, Ladbrokes offers 2.20 for an outright Barcelona win, 3.20 for a Paris Saint Germain one and 3.40 for a draw, the result of the last two meetings between these two teams. Both teams to score was assessed at 1.66 odds with Ladbrokes, Barca to lead after 30 minutes at 3.40. Over 3.5 goals has 2.87 odds, while we are betting 5 units on both teams to score and Barcelona to win at 4.10 with Ladbrokes.

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