PSG vs Barcelona predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League contest at the Parc des Princes. PSG take a huge first leg lead into their return Last 16 fixture against Barcelona in Paris.
Both continental giants warmed up for this game with comfortable victories domestically at the weekend, as Barcelona overcame Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga while PSG cruised past Brest 3-0 in the Coupe de France.
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Barcelona will try to relive their most talked comeback in the 2017 CL fixture. In a similar setting, PSG had a 4-goal lead in the aggregate after the first leg and ended up getting eliminated after Messi and Neymar scored a brace each in the second leg at Camp Nou.
PSG: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Gueye, Paredes; Di Maria, Verratti, Mbappe; Icardi
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Alba; Pedri; Messi, Griezmann
PSG vs Barcelona
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris).
PSG vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- PSG have scored at least twice in nine of their last 14 Champions League fixtures.
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in three of the recent five fixtures.
- PSG have notched at least two goals in eight of their last 11 assignments in all competitions.
- Barcelona have score at least once in 23 of their last 24 fixtures.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-4 away win for PSG.
- None of their last seven matches have ended in a draw.
- The host has lost only one of their last five clashes at home.
PSG vs Barcelona Prediction
PSG will try to reclaim their glory back from the 2017 defeat in the second leg of the tournament. In the meantime, Barcelona is far from a title this season other than the Copa del Ray.
Barcelona famously overturned a 4-0 Last 16 first-leg deficit against PSG in 2017, though their chances of repeating that miraculous comeback feel incredibly slim this time around.
Barcelona’s defensive solidity is all well and good, but unless the visitors go for goals in this game, they will exit the Champions League with a whimper. Such a gung-ho approach could prove to be wholly effective or completely fatal against an in-form PSG and their rampageous attackers, who will have a glint in their eyes as they take on an injury-hit Blaugrana.