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PSG vs. Barcelona - UCL betting preview and tips

PSG vs. Barcelona - UCL betting preview and tipsParis Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona have met 6 times in UEFA Champions League competition within the last 4 years, including in 2 Quarterfinal ties which were both won by FC Barcelona.

PSG vs. Barcelona - UEFA Champions League betting preview and tips
Match Date: 14 February 2017 (local time)
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris)

Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona resume familiar rivalry when they meet in the 1st leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie at the Parc des Princes (Paris).

Our best bet for this match: FC Barcelona to win at 23/20 with Bet365

Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona have met 6 times in UEFA Champions League competition within the last 4 years, including in 2 Quarterfinal ties which were both won by FC Barcelona.

In 2012-13 UCL seasons, it was only on away goals that FC Barcelona advanced for it finished 2-2 at the Parc des Princes (Paris) and 1-1 at Camp Nou (Barcelona), with Pedro (winger) netting what proved to be the decisive strike in the 71st minute of the 2nd match when it looked as Barcelona might be heading out.

Two seasons ago, they went head-to-head in the UCL group stage and enjoyed a home win apiece before again being pitted together for a Quarterfinal match-up.

FC Barcelona prevailed that time much more easily, 5-1 on aggregate with Neymar (forward) 'the destroyer' of Paris Saint-Germain with 3 goals in the tie to supplement the 2 goals he had previously notched in the UCL group meetings.

Paris Saint-Germain replaced boss Laurent Blanc last summer with 3-times UEFA Europa League winner Unai Emery purely to try and enhance their prospects on the continent, because they have completely dominated Ligue 1 for the last couple of years.

In the 1st half of the season it did not look an inspired move because the Ligue 1 Champions let top spot in Group A slip from their grasp by messing up on home turf to Ludogorets in their last match, allowing Arsenal to overtake them and which meant they copped for a much tougher draw in the UCL round of 16.

Unai Emery also looked to have taken Paris Saint-Germain backward in the French League 1, which they have been making heavy weather off, and the obvious lack of progress means his side are very difficult to fancy to make it 3rd time lucky against Barcelona in the UCL knockout stage.

FC Barcelona won 5 of their 6 matches in UCL Group C with the exception being a 3-1 defeat away from home to Manchester City, while Lionel Messi (forward) is clear in the UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer chart with his tally of 10 putting him 4 ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani.

Any hopes Cavani has of overhauling Messi are likely to be ended in this tie and we fancy FC Barcelona to claim a 1st-leg advantage before finishing off the job at Camp Nou (Barcelona).

Recommended bets:

Barcelona to win @ 23/20 with Bet365
Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/6 with Skybet

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Champions League betting tips: PSG vs. Barcelona - Both Teams to Score - Yes - UCL Prediction

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