- When: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
- Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
Real Madrid and PSG meet on Wednesday night in the most interesting and sounding pair of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. The first leg in Paris saw hosts’ narrow win, 1-0, which promises a very good battle at Santiago Bernabeu. Besides this clash, the whole world is talking about an alleged agreement between Los Blancos and Kylian Mbappe, which will land the youngster in Madrid next summer. It’ll be interesting to see him play after such allegations.
Real Madrid vs PSG Preview
Los Blancos accelerated in the best possible moment, posting three wins in a row and getting ready for the clash with the Saints. The first two rivals weren’t some big names, Alaves and Rayo Vallecano, but clean sheets against them surely had a positive impact on the morale in the locker room.
Coming back from a deficit against Real Sociedad and scoring four straight goals for a 4-1 win is another boost for the Spanish powerhouse who didn’t lose at home since late September. Back then, Sheriff Tiraspol shocked the world, beating Real 1-2.
Since that upset, Ancelotti’s unit had 12 wins and two draws, recording eight clean sheets. In five of the last six games, Real scored two or more goals, and even though they don’t play as attractive as before, Los Blancos are efficient as usual.
Paris Saint Germain
The French side showed signs of struggle in the past three weeks, losing twice in the domestic championship. At first, Nantes beat the Saints, 3-1 at home, then PSG won at Parc des Princes against St. Etienne, 3-1, before losing in Nice on Saturday night, 1-0.
This was another loss to the same club, following elimination from the French Cup back on January 31. Mbappe was out, yet that can’t be an alibi for PSG, who plays slow, dull, and without any creativity.
They have only one victory in the last four road matchups, which is something that frightens their fans. PSG scored two or more goals only twice in the past six outings from Paris.
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Real Madrid vs. PSG Possible Lineups
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Camavinga, Casemiro, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius
PSG: Donnarumma; Kehrer, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Verratti, Gueye, Pereira; Mbappe, Messi, Neymar
Real Madrid vs. PSG Head to Head
The first game ended 1-0 for the Parisians, with Mbappe netting in the game’s closing moments.
Since 2015, these two powerhouses have met six times in the UEFA Champions League, and the record is on Real’s side, three wins, two draws, and a loss. However, they are without a win over this rival in the past three meetings.
Real Madrid vs. PSG Prediction
This is going to be a cautious game, without too much excitement in the opening half. Neither side will draw first, which is why we predict goals in the second half. Our pick would be over 1.5 goals in the second 45 minutes because that will be when all the action goes down.
Our Verdict: Over 1.5 Second Half