It’s a matchup with two title contenders that have never won the tournament. These two are no strangers to encounter each other in the Champions League. So we can definitely say, this game has a lot of weight behind it.
PSG is looking to make another final, after losing to Bayern Munich last season. Manchester City is looking to make it to their first finals. They’ve farthest they’ve gone are the semifinals. What can we expect from these two clubs this time?
Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming PSG vs. Manchester City matchup, along with the latest Champions League odds, expert preview and betting prediction! You can check out this and many more soccer odds in our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
PSG vs. Manchester City Game Info
- When: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Parc des Princes, Paris , France
- TV: Fox Sports / ESPN
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- Champions League Odds: PSG +180 / +0.25 (-22) / Over 2.5 (-161) | Manchester City +125 / -0.25 (+100) / Under 2.5 (+129) | Draw +275
Why is PSG a safe bet in Game 1?
In order to the head to the semifinals, PSG had to take out last year’s champions Bayern Munich, which they did. They’re the third French club to reach the semifinals of the competition in back to back seasons. This their ninth successive Champions League and their 12th participation.
This is the Parisians ninth appearance in the knockout round, having suffered defeats in the last three round of 16 matches before last season. They’ve scored in the last 34 tournament games and head into the battle having won 18 of the last 28 competition matches. As far as their performance against English teams at home, they’ve lost three of 11 games.
Neymar is the player to watch for PSG. He’s scored or assisted in the last three of his semifinals appearances, while he’s involved in nine goals out of the 12 matches he’s had against an English squad.
- Form: WLWWW
- Latest: Win, 3-1 vs. Metz (24/04)
- Current Standing:: 2nd Place of Ligue 1
- Di María
Why is Manchester City a safe bet in Game 1?
City heads into their fourth semifinal, reaching the finals only once back in 1970. They’ve won nine of ten Champions league games this season, more than any other of the semifinalists. There hadn’t been a team to ever win 10 or more games under the tournament’s current format.
This is the Cityzens tenth Champions league campaign. Their performance against French clubs is pretty balanced out with four wins, three draws and three losses, with 19 goals scored and 15 goals scored against. They’ve scored 56 goals in the last 23 tournament matches.
Kevin De Bruyne is the Cityzens’ player to watch. He’s been involved in eight goals in his last seven appearances in the tournament’s knockout round. He’s scored against PSG during the 2015-16 quarterfinals.
- Form: LWLWW
- Latest: Win, 1-0 vs. Tottenham (10/04)
- Current Standing:: 1st Place of Premier League
- Rúben Dias
- De Bruyne
- Bernardo Silva
PSG vs. Manchester City Champions League Betting Trends
- PSG has three straight wins.
- PSG has scored three or more goals in the last three games.
- PSG has scored 11 goals in three games.
- Manchester City has two losses in ten games.
- Manchester City has scored in four of the last four games.
- Manchester City has eight wins in the last 10 games.
PSG vs. Manchester City Betting Prediction
One of the main concerns for PSG is their lack of consistency when playing at home. But they have a solid lineup to hold the fort and head with a lead to Manchester for Game 2. Plus, the fact they took down the reining champions, well, they’re coming in hot for sure.
On the other hand, Manchester City has all the tools to take down any European team and though this isn’t their first semifinal, it’s their first under Pep Guardiola. So there’s much to expect from them, especially against a team like PSG.
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