The teams, which could have easily be a highlight of at least semifinals of the tournament, will meet in the round of 16 of the Champions League. PSG will host Barcelona. The first match of the duel will be held in the capital of France, but nevertheless, bookmakers reckon, that the Catalonians have bigger chances for the upcoming game, other than the Red-and-Blues.
Bookmakers may be right, naming Barca favorites, but one should note the fact, that the Parisian team is in a terrific shape right now. Recent results of Unai Emery’s team prove that – four victories in four games. PSG kicked out Rennes from the French Cup, beating the competitor with score of 4:0. After that, there were victories over Dijon, Lille and Bordeaux in Ligue 1. Despite a big number of victories in the championship, PSG are only on the second position in the French championship’s tournament table, falling behind Monaco by three points.
PSG beat Bordeaux in the last round with a score of 3:0 and Barcelona crushed Alaves at the rival’s pitch with a result of 6:0. Barca had three victories and two draws within the last five games. The division of points was registered in the matches against Betis away and in a Cup encounter with Atletico. The victories were over Alaves, Athletic from Bilbao and Atletico Madrid. Barcelona are on the second position in the tournament table of Primera with 48 points in the asset.
PSG have only one chance to beat Barcelona in the playoffs of the UCL and it is to perform with quality in their domestic match. The loss in the forthcoming game will be equal to the elimination of the Red-and-Blues from the Champions League.
Prediction for the match: PSG not to lose.