PSG vs Bayern Champions League Odds, Picks And Live Score
Paris St. Germain last played host to Bayern Munich during the 2000-2001 UEFA Champions League, a game the Parisians won by one goal to nil, that winning goal coming from Laurent Leroy in the 89th minute. It is safe to say that some 17 years later, both PSG and Bayern are completely different outfits, although we could be looking at a similar result when these two soccer giants collide in this year’s competition.
The French side made light work of Celtic in their opening Champions League fixture, running out 5-0 winners in Glasgow. Goals from world record signing Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, an own goal from Mikael Lustig and a brace from Edinson Cavani got Paris off to the perfect start.
Expect Fireworks, But a Close Game in Paris
PSG will have a much tougher time when they welcome Bayern Munich to their home. Bovada price Paris St. Germain as +100 favorites, compared to +240 on a Munich win and +285 on the draw. It is a 1-1 draw that online bookmakers think is the most likely result as this is priced at +800 with the next shortest correct score weighing in at +900, which are the odds of a 2-1 Paris victory.
The home side go into this match with an almost fully fit squad. Javier Pastore is definitely out through injury, Angel Di Maria is rated as doubtful, but the squad is raring to go otherwise. Neymar is almost guaranteed to start and he is bound to give Joshua Kimmich, who is likely to mark the Brazilian star, a torrid time. Neymar is going to be at his best to break free of Kimmich’s shackles so I would probably avoid the +325 on Neymar scoring first and the -140 on him scoring anytime.
There has been much press about the penalty taking duties at PSG with reports suggesting the club offered Edinson Cavani €1 million to allow Neymar to take all future penalties; Cavani declined by all accounts. Cavani and Neymar have argued on the pitch when PSG were last awarded a penalty and if you think they’ll be disagreeing again, you can get +200 on there being a penalty in the game. This seems like a decent bet because both teams have players who like to run at defenses.
Munich find themselves third in the German Bundesliga after six games having won four, drawn one and lost one match. The loss was an embarrassing 2-0 away defeat against Hoffenheim at the start of September with Munich being held to a 2-2 draw last Friday at home to Wolfsburg despite leading 2-0 at half time.
Like Paris, Munich sailed through their first group stage game of the Champions League. The German’s comfortably beat Anderlecht 3-0. Munich enjoyed 75.7 percent of possession, partly because Anderlecht had a man sent off in the 11th minutes, and goals from Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich locked up the three points.
Polish Star Lewandowski is a Major Threat to PSG
Lewandowski already has 12 goals in 11 appearances this season, including five in his last six games. If you think the Polish international can keep up this impressive run, Bovada will take bets at +325 on him scoring first and -120 on Lewandowski putting the ball in the Paris goal before the referee blows his final whistle. I particularly like the latter because I have a feeling PSG will be on the front foot from when the ball is first kicked and Munich may have to revert to a counter attacking strategy to foil them.
Both teams have talented enough players to win this game for their side but I think there could be a share of the spoils here. Should this game not end in a tie, the winner will be in the driving seat to win the group and potentially have an easier match in the next round. Currently, PSG are -150 favorites to top Group B with Munich priced at +110.
Expect that to change drastically if either side secures all three points.
Personally, I believe the best bet to make, the one I’ll be wagering on, is the match result and both teams to score market. You can currently receive odds of +325 on both teams scoring and the game ending in a draw and that looks far too good to turn down.
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