Kick-off: 2000, 18/09/2019
Stadium: Parc des Princes
TV: BT Sport
PSG have struggled against Real Madrid in past Champions League meetings but have the chance to put that right in their Group A opener.
The Spanish giants look to be in a period of transition and this clash could come too soon into Zinedine Zidane’s rebuilding process, especially considering their injury and suspension problems.
Admittedly, the hosts must cope without the banned Neymar themselves, but we’re still snapping up 23/20 for a home victory as a confident PSG vs Real Madrid prediction.
A Look At Paris Saint-Germain’s Betting Odds
PSG only picked up one point when these sides clashed during the 2015 pool stage and were beaten 5-2 on aggregate in the last 16 a couple of seasons ago.
However, they look in good shape to improve on that record after a transfer window which threatened to go against them turned around in a positive fashion.
Thomas Tuchel will have feared the worst when Neymar was linked with Real and Barcelona, but the Brazil superstar has remained in France.
Dani Alves has departed, but the arrival of Mauro Icardi was a significant late boost, alongside solid signings such as Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera and Abdou Diallo.
They should make PSG instantly more resilient to compliment the continued attacking flair they have in abundance.
The hosts have gone six Champions League games at Parc des Princes without keeping a clean sheet but beat Liverpool here on route to topping their pool last term.
Looking at the PSG vs Real Madrid odds, there is obvious appeal in 5/2 for a home win and both teams to score.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
Real went off the rails last season following the departure of Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, losing out to Ajax in the first knockout round of this competition.
Even more worrying was a distant third-place finish in La Liga, trailing Barcelona by 19 points and city rivals Atletico by eight, suffering 12 defeats in 38 games.
Both Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari were sent packing, but not even Zidane’s return could lift spirits during the closing stages of that campaign, with the Whites beaten in three of their final four fixtures.
A summer spending spree saw Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic arrive at the Bernabeu, alongside highly-rated defenders Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy, but such a shake-up was always going to take time to reap rewards.
Injuries to Hazard, Luka Modric, Isco and Marco Asensio haven’t helped during a stuttering start to the season, while Sergio Ramos and Nacho are now suspended for this trip.
Let’s finish off our PSG vs Real Madrid betting tips by taking 4/1 for the hosts to prevail 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 in the multiple correct score market.
PSG 1-0 Strasbourg – Neymar
REAL MADRID 3-2 Levante – Benzema (2), Casemiro
Head-to-head: PSG 1-2 Real Madrid, Real Madrid 3-1 PSG, Real Madrid 1-0 PSG, PSG 0-0 Real Madrid
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