PSG are having a very solid season and although they did not play at the weekend, they currently they sit in 1st place on 62 points which is 1 point ahead of 2nd place Lyon and PSG are now favourites to retain their title.
PSG’s recent home league record treads a solid looking W11, D4, L0. When facing the Ligue 1 elite side’s PSG’s record reads an outstanding W8, D2. L0
This good form is also taken into the Champions League and their home record reads W7, D3, L0
Indeed PSG are very dominant at home generally and they are now unbeaten in 28 matches in all competitions.
Since 2000 the 2 sides have met three times (2 x Champions League, 1 x Friendly) at the Parc des Princes with PSG winning 1 game, 2 draws and Barcelona winning 0.
Barcelona are having an excellent season and despite drawing at Seville on Saturday they top the La Liga table on 75 points which is 2 ahead of their great rivals Real Madrid.
Barcelona’s recent domestic away record reads a solid looking W11, D2, L2 and when facing the Spanish elite sides it reads W5, D1, L4
Barcelona’s Champions League record reads a reasonable looking W5, D1, L4
As far as goals are concerned then although we look to have some mixed stats, there looks to be some small value backing overs. When looking at both sides last 10 European home and away matches, we can see in the 20 matches that 12 have seen 3 or more goals and 8 matches have seen 2 or less goals. When looking at Barcelona’s recent Domestic away form to the Top 6 sides then 7 of their last 10 away matches have seen 3 or more goals. In the case of PSG only 5 of their last 10 hosting Top 6 sides have seen 3 or more goals.
This is a fantastic matchup between 2 sides that will certainly believe that they can go on and win the tournament. Looking at my ratings it suggests some small value backing overs. However for my trade I am turning to the Match line where I see some very good value looking with the home side. As previously stated they are now unbeaten in 28 home games in all competitions and in the Champions League since returning to the competition in 2012 they are also unbeaten in 14 home games. PSG have also had the luxury of not playing at the weekend whereas Barcelona had a hard game at Seville.
Here PSG look excellent value on the handicap to avoid defeat.