Real Madrid vs PSG – UEFA Champions League: The most expected match of this Champions League’s round of 16, for several reasons
Real Madrid, current champions, are having a hard season, where they were knocked out in the Copa del Rey and are also too far from being able to maintain their title hopes in La Liga.
The team’s usual focus on the European competitions has, this season, a feeling of desperation.
For Paris SG, the history is written on a relatively different manner.
The Parisian side continues to dominate the domestic competitions, but their owners have the Champions League as the last objective of their huge investment. Therefore, the pressure on Neymar and Mbappé’s team is also huge.
It will be fundamental to understand the way that Zinedine Zidane will be able to extract from his players a dynamic that has proven to be so insecure on their matches in La Liga.
It is true that on the group stage the team has already shown two faces, but the opponent is now more difficult and, even on the group stage, Real Madrid advanced in 2nd place.
Real has been having problems on their midfield and defensive organization, something that they will look to reply with by depending on their most decisive player at this stage of the competitions.
Expecting Cristiano Ronaldo like the one that appeared last season on the knockout ties, might, however, be expecting too much.
Real Madrid vs PSG – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Starting this tie away from home, Paris SG will want to contain their anxiety and show themselves, especially, as a team capable of controlling the match defensively.
Then, any opportunity where they can use one of their offensive weapons might be seized to score, such is the quality that Neymar and Mbappé have.
The Brazilian and the French will be two super strong weapons to fight a Real Madrid that is playing under fire.
Who will be able to deal better with the pressure that this match presents?
|Ronaldo to score||