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Paris Saint-Germain vs Istanbul Basaksehir: PSG to reach last 16

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The French champions are expected to get the job done, though the Turkish outfit have proven to be well capable of causing an upset.

It is surprising that Paris Saint-Germain reached the finals of the Champions League last season but even qualification to the first knockout stage hangs in the balance for them this season.

PSG now prepare to host Istanbul Basaksehir for a match that holds the key to their future in the competition.

A victory would not only send them through but also see them top Group H.

However, all they need is a point as a greater goal difference will assure qualification even if the RB Leipzig vs Manchester United match ends in a stalemate.

The visitors, on the other hand, have nothing to play for except pride as they will finish rock bottom in the group regardless of the result on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Istanbul Basaksehir Form:

The hosts recorded a 3-1 win over Montpellier over the weekend to go two points clear in the Ligue 1 title race.

That came after they had put themselves in a favorable position in the Champions League with a victory against Manchester United.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe has been lethal as ever this season, with the dynamic duo having already notched up a combined 16 goals and 11 assists across all competitions.

The Turkish side enjoyed lifting their first-ever Super Lig title last term but they have looked far from that team this season as they rank ninth in the standings with 15 points from 11 games.

This poor domestic form of theirs has reflected in Europe as well as they’ve lost four of their five Group H games.

Currently on a six-game winless streak, it won’t be a surprise if they extend that unwanted run to seven on Tuesday night.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head:

A brace from  Moise Kean helped PSG seal all three points in the reverse fixture back in October.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Istanbul Basaksehir Team News:

Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler, Pablo Sarabia, and Juan Bernat remain unavailable for selection for Tuchel due to fitness issues.

Martin Skrtel will be missing for the visitors after picking up his third booking of the group stage against RB Leipzig.

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