PSG vs Bayern – Betting Preview
Christophe Galtier’s team was hoping to get back to winning ways after being eliminated from the Coupe de France by Marseille when they travelled to the principality to play Monaco on Saturday. However, PSG returned to the capital empty-handed after a humiliating 3-1 loss with all four goals coming in the first half.
The Parisians still lead the Ligue 1 standings by a healthy five points, but dropping two straight games is not the best way to get ready for a matchup with Bayern Munich, the team they fell to in the 2020–21 Champions League final.
PSG had anticipated to face a little less difficult opponent in the round of 16, but despite being tied with Benfica on 14 points, they were forced to settle for second place in the group after falling short of the Portuguese powerhouses on away goals scored.
The French champions will need to take advantage of home advantage if they hope to avoid a second consecutive last-16 exit (they were defeated by eventual winners Real Madrid at this stage last season).
Bayern Munich Preview
When Bayern returned from the winter break with three straight 1-1 draws, it was by their lofty standards something of a mini-crisis, but in recent weeks, normalcy has been restored in Bavaria.
Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, and Serge Gnabry scored in a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bochum at the weekend to help Julian Nagelsmann’s free-scoring team warm up for their midweek Champions League match. Mainz and Wolfsburg were defeated in the DFB-Pokal and Bundesliga, respectively, as they amassed four goals in each of those victories.
Others have been able to cut the gap at the top of the Bundesliga table as a result of their recent losses; Union Berlin is now only one point behind Bayern, and Borussia Dortmund is only three points behind!
However, as they get ready to travel to Paris, their quest for an 11th consecutive Bundesliga championship will be on hold temporarily!
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s have a look at the odds in the 1×2 market for match result.
This match between two European heavyweights seems exciting, and we believe that the opposing defences might not be able to hold back the tremendous firepower that each squad is capable of employing!
And in fact, even the betting market has no idea where this one is heading!
Paris, who will play at home have their market odds @ 2.70.
We think Tuesday’s match will be exciting, we anticipate back-and-forth momentum between the two sides!
Bayern to win stands @ 2.67.
The possibility that this high-octane clash ends in a stalemate stands @ 3.92.
All three results are possible when the team from Germany plays under the Eiffel Tower.
Total goals over/under
Let’s see what the over/under market has for us in this game.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.56.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.61.
Both these teams are quite dynamite in their attacks, with no shortage of goals scorers.
If we had to put in my 2 cents, then we think this might be one of those high scoring draws.
Then of course the 2nd leg at the Allianz will follow!