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PSG vs. Real Madrid 2022 Champions League Odds & Preview (Feb. 15)

By Hank Blaine

Two of the best teams in soccer clash on the pitch at Parc de Princes in Paris, France on Tuesday when Paris Saint-Germain hosts Real Madrid. PSG is a big time moneyline favorite. Will loaded Paris take it to Carlo Ancelotti’s squad? Or will visiting Real Madrid pull off the upset victory in the first leg of the massive Round of 16 Champions League battle? Check out odds, analysis, and a free pick for Real Madrid at Paris Saint-Germain.

NitroBetting brings you the PSG vs. Real Madrid preview, covering everything you need to know about the contest. Below, you will find event details, the latest Soccer odds, and crucial team and player statistics. More than that, we help you lock in on the best picks by providing timely betting trends and expert predictions. Check out for more sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!

PSG vs. Real Madrid 2022 Champions League Round of 16 Info

READ MORE: 2022 UEFA Champions League Odds Update (Jan. 20)

Why is PSG a safe bet to win?

As soon as PSG signed Lionel Messi, oddsmakers made Paris the team to beat in the Champions League. Heading into the Round of 16, Paris is second choice behind Pep Guardiola’s squad, Manchester City. But Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and the rest of the players on PSG believe a UCL title is within reach. Paris is loaded on all three levels: backfield, midfield, and at the forward position. The team has so many stars that Georginio Wijnaldum doesn’t always get off the bench. Also, the best goalie in the world, Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Costa Rican legend Keylor Navas, are both on Paris’ squad.

Possible Line-Up

  • Donnarumma
  • Hakimi
  • Marquinhos
  • Kimpembe
  • Mendes
  • Paredes
  • Wijnaldum
  • Verratti
  • Neymar
  • Mbappe
  • Messi

PSG’s Last 5

  • Win – 1-0 vs. Stade Rennais
  • Win – 1-5 vs. Lille
  • Loss – 0-0 vs. Nice
  • Win – 4-0 vs. Stade de Reims
  • Win – 2-0 vs. Brest

Why is Real Madrid a safe bet to win?

Real Madrid sacked Zinedine Zidane and rehired Carlo Ancelotti specifically to win La Liga and the Champions League. Heading into the final stretch of the season, Real has a 4-point lead over Sevilla in La Liga.

Ancelotti also has Real in the Round of 16 in the Champions League. Few managers are as talented as planning for future matches. Over the weekend, Ancelotti kept Isco on the bench to ensure his star midfielder remained fresh for this match. Ancelotti also pulled number 10 Luka Modric early in the match. Modric, like Isco, should be ready to roll.

Possible Line-Up

  • Courtois
  • Carvajal
  • Militao
  • Alaba
  • Mendy
  • Casemiro
  • Kroos
  • Modric
  • Asensio/li>
  • Vinicius
  • Benzema

Juventus’ Last 5

  • Draw – 0-0 vs. Villareal
  • Win – 1-0 vs. Granada
  • Loss – 1-0 vs. Athletic Club
  • Draw – 2-2 vs. Elche
  • Win – 1-2 vs. Elche

PSG vs. Real Madrid Betting Prediction

On paper, Paris Saint-Germain should be undefeated. But soccer matches don’t happen on paper, which is why although PSG has played well, they can throw in a bomb once in a while. Nice upset PSG via penalty kicks in a French Coupe de France match. The loss shows that even though Mbappe, Messi, and the rest have played together, the super team isn’t always super.

On Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain hosts one of the most well-managed soccer clubs in the world. Carlo Ancelotti made a point to sit Isco and pull Modric early so they’re ready for this match. The gambit could pay off in a big way. Not only that, but Messi has had some awful matches versus Real. So if he doesn’t come up with his best, pressure will fall on Mbappe to get it done.

If the odds were closer, PSG would be a decent play. But at +257, Real is an overlay. Backing the La Liga squad to pull off the upset victory makes sense.

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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.