Betting tips & odds comparison 16.02.2021 FC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain FC
Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2020/2021 Champions League between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain FC. The game will be played at Sporify Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain) on 16.02.2021 at 21:00.
Barcelona vs PSG, UCL 16.02.2021
Mauricio Pochettino will face a baptism of fire as he takes his PSG squad to Camp Nou for Tuesday’s mouth-watering Champions League last-16 clash with the Catalan giants.
The absence of Neymar takes some gloss off of this tie but the magnitude of the occasion for either side cannot be understated.
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After a somewhat slow start to his Barcelona career, Ronald Koeman appears to be getting his act together. Barcelona are undefeated in 17 of their last 18 matches in all competitions and won seven straight in La Liga, the latest being the 5-1 thrashing of Alaves at this same venue.
Despite their shaky start to the domestic league, the Catalans looked like a different animal in Europe. They breezed past Group G and looked set to top it with a 100% record going into the final matchday but an inexplicable collapse at the Nou Camp saw them losing 3-0 to Juventus who subsequently dislodged them from the top of the group.
Barca still remain a strong side though and have the pedigree in this competition having reached the knockout stage for 16 consecutive seasons and moving onto the next stage in the last 13 straight campaigns.
PSG find themselves in very unfamiliar territory in Ligue 1. They are second on the table and are locked in a fight for the title with Lille and Lyon who are giving them a real run for their money. New coach Mauricio Pochettino has started off on the right note with 8 wins in the 9 competitive games he has taken charge of.
Although PSG’s past record at this stage is far less impressive, it is noteworthy that they did get to the finals last year and this season, they topped a group that had English giants Manchester United and last year’s semifinalists RB Leipzig.
With Neymar out, they still have the likes Kylian Mbappé, Kean and Di Maria, and therefore enough firepower to cause a shaky Barca backline some problems.
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BARCELONA VS PSG BETTING TIPS
These teams have quite a lot in common. They both possess potent attacking lineups that are capable of unlocking any defence. Again, their defences have been far from stellar particularly this season. Barcelona have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last six matches although they have scored a bunch of goals themselves. We are therefore foreseeing a game that could see plenty of goals either way and we are backing both teams to score @ 1.47 for our first betting prediction.
With both of these teams coming into the game in good form, we are going to avoid the 1×2 market here and stick with the goals theme. In a game riddled with world-class attacking talent like this one, there is always value in the goalscorer market. A price of 1.85 for Messi to score anytime looks like a very decent option. Although he has had better seasons, he still remains a threat on this team as he showed on their last outing where he scored two beautiful long-range efforts.