PSG vs Bayern predictions and betting tips on February 14, 2023
On February 14, Parc des Princes (Paris) will host the 1/8 final match of the Champions League, in which PSG will compete with Bayern. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team belongs to the Qatari sheikhs, and huge sums of money are invested in it. It goes without saying that hundreds of millions are not being spent to dominate in French football – there has not been any real competition for a long time. But to be frank, the previous matches are embarrassing. The consecutive defeats to Marseille in the Coupe de France and Monaco in the French Ligue 1 prove the higher mentioned fact. The investors from the Middle East are striving for European dominance; it means that they want to win in the Champions League. Still, there was only one final, which was lost. Moreover, although it is generally accepted that for Messi and the company the season really starts with the Champions League play-offs, the draw, as if mocking, often “brings” the most difficult opponents already at the 1/8 final stage. A year ago, it was Real Madrid, which defeated the team with an undisputable advantage due to the courage of Courtois. This time, Galtier will probably have his main test after moving to the capital, which can be influenced by the fact that Mbappé is still recovering.
The club is coming up to the important match, being not in the best conditions. Firstly, it is full of injured, which affects the team even with a rich choice of players. Neuer’s injury, which forced the management to sign urgently Sommer to replace the goalkeeper, proves the higher mentioned fact. Secondly, Manuel publicly criticized the management for firing the goalkeeping coach, which resulted in his punishment – this indicates not the best atmosphere in the locker room. At the same time, there are just enough game troubles, “Star of the South” could not win for a long time in January, however, gradually gaining momentum. At the weekend, the positive changes were confirmed by defeating the opponent with a 3-0 score, albeit modest Bochum. We also remember that, being under the rule of Nagelsmann, the German team usually goes through the group stage perfectly, but in the play-offs of the previous spring it had problems with Red Bull in Salzburg, and then, lost to Villarreal in the case.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
It was Bayern that beat PSG in the 2020 final. But the French team took revenge by means of the away goal rule in the next play-offs: 3-2 and 0-1.
Bookmakers consider Bayern to be the favourite of the following battle. It really got in shape, and PSG is definitely not in the best mood because of the winter “successes”. We bet on the German club with “a 0 goal handicap” (odd: 1.78).