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PSG vs Barcelona Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Published at :April 8, 2024 at 6:46 PM
Modified at :April 8, 2024 at 6:46 PM
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Dhruv Sharma


Barcelona will look to take the lead in the first leg of the quarter-final away from home

PSG continues their dominant run in Ligue 1, eyeing another title while also setting their sights on their first-ever Champions League triumph under coach Luis Enrique. Their recent draw against Clermont notwithstanding, PSG’s 27-game unbeaten streak across all competitions showcases their formidable form, which includes a convincing victory over Marseille.

Meanwhile, Barcelona, under the guidance of Xavi, are experiencing a resurgence despite conceding their LaLiga crown. With four consecutive wins and a 10-match unbeaten streak, including an impressive Champions League win over Napoli, Barcelona are demonstrating their efficiency in the final third, scoring 22 goals during this period.

Kick-off:

Thursday, 11 April 2024 at 12:30 AM IST

Location: Parc des Princes

Form:

PSG (all competitions): W-W-W-W-D

Barcelona (all competitions): D-W-W-W-W

Players to watch out

Kylian Mbappe (PSG):

Kylian Mbappe has been in outstanding form this season, maintaining an average of one goal per game. In his 24 appearances in Ligue 1, he has scored 24 goals and provided six assists; in the Champions League itself, he has scored 6 goals in 8 matches. Widely considered as of one of the best players globally, Mbappe is renowned for his exceptional dribbling, speed, and tactical awareness, coupled with his composure when finishing chances, establishing him as a top-tier attacker.

Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)

Continuing his prolific scoring streak since the start of the year, Robert Lewandowski, the Polish striker who holds numerous records, including being the all-time leading goal scorer for the Polish national team, will lead Barcelona’s attack in Paris. With an impressive tally of 11 goals already in 2024, Lewandowski’s presence adds potency to Barcelona’s offensive threat as they aim for success in the first leg of the quarter-finals. He has 4 goal involvements in the Champions League so far this season.

Match Facts

  • PSG and Barcelona last met in Champions League action back in 2021, the French giants picked up a 5-2 aggregate victory.
  • PSG are unbeaten in all of their previous 27 straight appearances across all competitions.
  • Barcelona have lost just one of their last eight appearances across all competitions outside of Catalonia.

PSG vs Barcelona: Betting tips and odds:

  • Tip 1: Kylian Mbappe to open the scoring – 10/3 with Bet365
  • Tip 2: PSG to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 – 16/5 with Paddy Power
  • Tip 3: Both teams to score – 8/13 with Midnite

Injury & Team News

PSG are once again concerned about the fitness of Bradley Barcola, who recently suffered a muscle injury around March’s international break. The most significant absence for the home team will be Achraf Hakimi, who is serving a suspension for this match.

Barcelona, on the other hand, have been hit with injuries to Alejandro Balde and Javi, who are ruled out for the rest of the season. However, there is optimism that Andreas Christensen and Frankie De Jong will be fit to play.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 12

PSG wins – 4

Barcelona wins – 4

Draws – 4

Predicted Lineup for PSG vs Barcelona

PSG predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Donnarumma, Mukiele, Marquinhos, Beraldo, Hernandez; Zaire Emery, Ruiz, Vitinha; Dembele, Barcola, Mbappe

Barcelona predicted lineup (4-4-2):

Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Christensen; Cancelo, De Jong, Gundogan, Raphinha; Yamal, Lewandowski

Match prediction for PSG vs Barcelona

PSG and Barcelona, European powerhouses in their own right, are in good form, suggesting a game filled with opportunities in the vibrant atmosphere of the French capital. PSG emerged victorious with a commanding 5-2 aggregate win when they last faced Barcelona in 2021, setting the stage for both teams to assert themselves early in this encounter. PSG have seen seven out of their last nine home games end with goals from both sides, indicating a similar expectation for this fixture.

Prediction: PSG 2-2 Barcelona

Telecast

India – Sony Liv, Sony Sports Network

UK – TNT Sports

US –  Paramount+

Nigeria – UEFA.com

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