Ace Football previews the Champions League game between PSG and Manchester City and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
PSG play host to Manchester City in a mouth-watering Champions League semi-final first-leg showdown at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.
For these two European heavyweights, winning the Champions League is their holy grail, but both teams have regularly suffered disappointment in the latter stages of Europe’s elite club competition.
PSG will be looking to make it to two finals in a row while Pep Guardiola will be aiming to reach his first Champions League final as Manchester City boss. However this game may be, this is the one match all season you don’t want to miss.
It might be difficult to predict a winner here but goals could be the order of the day, given the attacking talent at both ends of the pitch.
PSG Form and Stats
Paris Saint-Germain have won five of their last six matches. The French champions are one point behind Lille in Ligue 1 with four matches remaining.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side got past Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. They won 3-2 in Munich before a 1-0 defeat in Paris to advance on away goals.
PSG returned to France with a 3-2 win against Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 and 5-0 win against Angers in the Coupe de France. Mauro Icardi scored four goals across those victories.
PSG’s last match was a 3-1 win at Metz. Kylian Mbappe scored the first two goals with Icardi wrapping it up from the penalty spot.
- PSG have won five of their last six matches (all competitions).
- PSG are undefeated in six of their last seven matches (UEFA Champions League).
- PSG have drawn two of their last three matches against Man City (all competitions)
Manchester City Form and Stats
Manchester City have won 30 of their last 33 matches in all competitions. They have a 10 point lead in the Premier League with five matches remaining
Pep Guardiola’s side won six straight games before a shock 2-1 home defeat to Leeds. Man City then beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in both legs in the Champions League quarter-finals. They were eliminated by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals, losing 1-0 at Wembley.
The Citizens bounced back with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League after falling behind in the 1st minute.
City won their fourth straight League Cup on Sunday. They beat Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley, dominating the game with 21-2 shots, Aymeric Laporte heading home a late winner.
- Man City have won 30 of their last 33 matches (all competitions).
- Man City are undefeated in 19 of their last 20 matches (UEFA Champions League).
- Man City have conceded a goal in six out of their last seven games (all competitions)
PSG: Left-back Juan Bernat is injured with defenders Marquinhos and Abdou Diallo doubtful.
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to choose from.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)