Tuesday and Wednesday are the first round matches of the group stage of the Champions League. Both days had a Central matches one of those on Wednesday and the bout between “Paris Saint-Germain and real Madrid”, participants in group A. They will play after the end of the meeting of underdogs group: club Brugge and Galatasaray.
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Real Madrid
- The coefficients and forecast
The French team will start playing in the new season of the Champions League with the usual first place in the standings of Ligue 1, although she managed to lose again to the “Rennes” in the 2nd round. Before and after the representatives of the capital of France just won, so against “real Madrid” will play after a run of 3 winning matches in a row, and neither one of them missed.
Despite the fact that “Paris St Germain” which season can’t successfully play in the Champions League, let in and out of groups over and over again, before the match against the most decorated team in the history of the Champions League, he is considered the favorite to win, although in both face-to-face meetings with real Madrid, which took place in the framework of the ⅛ finals of the last Champions League, lost: first with the score 3:1 and then 1:2.
Last season, PSG were not particularly successful in France, not having won the Cup of France or the French League Cup, but now without the same problems that had last year to qualify from the group with club Brugge and Galatasaray.
The coefficients on occupation of first place in the group “red-blue” is not much higher than “creamy”, although according to a predictive model of the website “five-network-eyt” (FiveThirtyEight), the home team have 11% more likely to be in the playoffs and 4% more to win in the final match.
The Spanish team started the new season not as good as his French rival, though never lost, 2 wins and 2 draws in La Liga let her take 3rd place in the standings Examples. At least, above Barcelona.
Despite the absence of lesions during the 4 matches “real Madrid”, unlike “Paris Saint-Germain”, was missing from each of the opponents, although in each of last 5 games is not only passed, but scored.
Only in one of the previous 5 matches with participation of “cream” were scored less than 3 goals, but even then they couldn’t win, although were in his field. However, in this season the team of Zinedine Zidane already won.
If PSG opened the scoring in 5 recent games, the “real Madrid” scored first in 5 of the previous 6 games. In General, does not seem that the goalkeeper of the Spanish team the whole match will be able to defend on a zero, although to score his teammates are capable of.
The coefficients and forecast
The victory of the home team does not seem obvious, but the odds on her still lower than on away win, in some offices about the unit:
2.1–2.3: victory “Paris Saint-Germain”;
2.8–3.3: win “real Madrid”.
That meeting will work effectively, bookmakers offer low odds: even both teams to score + total over standard is estimated at 1.75 and so. In this case, the total can be replaced by double outcome, and wait that someone will win.