Champions League Preview of PS Germain versus Barcelona

empty soccer stadiumWith the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Quarterfinal Round and 1st Leg on Wednesday the Paris Saint-Germain team will play Barcelona with the game played at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France with the kick off scheduled for the 15th of April at 2:45 PM ET. The opening odds on the game have Barcelona at -450 and Paris Saint-Germain at +325.

In the group stage these teams played twice each splitting a game and again are drawn to play each other in the quarterfinal. Paris Saint-German despite adversity beat Chelsea in the 16th Round, then in this game they face the unbelievable Messi and company and unfortunately they will be without 4 of their top teammates. The prime question regarding this match is whether or not the Parisiens can win against the Spaniard in this 1st leg of the quarterfinal.

If you’re a Paris Saint-Germain fan and Bet on Soccer at an Online sportsbook you need to know your team’s new does not get better, but worse, as they will be without teammates Veratti and Ibrahimoivic for suspension and due injuries will be without Motta and Luis in the 16th round. But PSG fans don’t give up on your team as you well know they have a lot of heart when faced with these tough situations. Remember back when they played Chelsea they only had 10 players remaining, and on two occasions were almost eliminated, but they survived. Plus, the management claims the amount they invested in the team, allows them to have depth in their bench in order to sustain such situations with losing 4 teammates.

PSG fans also should remember that their team beat Barcelona on their home grounds during the group stage, and now with their bench players they can combine physical ability, pace of game and counter attack with directness, that has been troublesome in the past for Barcelona.

Okay, then if you’re a Barcelona fan who has seen their team go through a tough few 1st months of the stretch section of the season. However, they have managed to build a 4 point lead in La Liga over arch rival Real Madrid and are No.1 in La Liga rankings. So PSG will face their so called 3 headed monster with Neymar, Suarez and Messi.

Their star Messi has been his always exciting as this season he has scored 33 goals in this 30 game appearances in the league, and 8 Champions League games. Adding to his scoring talent has be Suarez and in their last win over City of Manchester he scored both the 2 winning goals in their 2-1 win.

If the 3 headed monsters are in usual form as in previous meeting with PSG, then Barcelona can be a real threat in this upcoming game Wednesday with PSG to score 1 or 2 goals easily in this quarterfinal matchup. Their manager Enrique has stressed improving their defense, and thus far in 15 league road games they have only allowed the opponents to score 8 goals in their road games. The manager has several players to shore up their defense and therefore their defense should be able to be problematic for the PSG 2nd string midfielders who lack playing experience in Championship games. The experts are predicting that Barcelona will outscore PSG 2-1 and move on to the last 2 founds of the UEFA Champions League playoffs for 2015.