Defending Champions with Work to do in Paris

    Paris St. Germain vs Bayern München Preview 13/04/2021

    12 Apr 2021 | Champions League | Preview
    Defending Champions with Work to do in Paris

    The second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich takes place on Tuesday the 13th of April.

    The match will be played at the Parc des Princes, giving Paris Saint-Germain the home advantage.

    The hosts come into the game having defeated Strasbourg 4-1 away from home in Ligue 1 on the weekend.

    Mauricio Pochettino make several changes to the starting XI from the first leg in Germany last week but Kylian Mbappé played from the first whistle and opened the scoring after 16 minutes. PSG had the points wrapped up as they opened a 3-0 lead on 45 minutes.

    That result means Paris St. Germain have won 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions and have been performing well in the Champions League of the late.

    The French club are undefeated in their last 6 games in the competition, picking up 5 victories. Two of those 5 wins have come at home against RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.

    PSG are undefeated in 7 of their 9 most recent home Champions League fixtures, including each of the last 3 at the Parc des Princes. Both teams have scored in 3 of their last 4 home Champions League matches.

    Bayern Munich travel to the French capital having been held to a 1-1 draw at home by Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on the weekend. Much like his opposite number, Hansi Flick chose to rotate his team and selected several players who are unlikely to feature from the start in Paris.

    It appeared as though the defending champions had done enough to claim maximum points but they conceded an equalising goal in the 85th minute.

    Bayern Munich had been on a good run of 7 straight victories in all competitions prior to the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against PSG.

    The 3-2 defeat at home was their first in 20 Champions League fixtures and ended a run of 8 successive homes wins in the competition.

    Away form in the Champions League shows Bayern Munich are difficult to beat and they are on a run of 20 matches without defeat, although some of those games were played at a neutral venue towards the end of last season.

    This season, Bayern Munich have recorded away victories at Lokomotiv Moscow, Salzburg, and Lazio, plus a draw at Atletico Madrid.

    Both teams have scored in each of Bayern Munich’s 4 away Champions League games this season.

    Looking ahead to the team news and PSG have a significant injury list, including Abdou Diallo, Marquinhos, Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Verratti, Layvin Kurzawa, Mauro Icardi, and Juan Bernat.

    Bayern Munich travel without Jérome Boateng, Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez, Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle, Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, Corentin Tolisso, and Douglas Costa, leaving them without some key players of their own.

    One thing we expect to see in this game is both teams finding the back of the net. In terms of the outcome, Bayern Munich certainly have what it takes to turn things around and could come away with a victory but PSG could go through on away goals.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 2
    3.00 4.33 2.21 -1 1 -1
    0 - 1(0 - 1)
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