Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain vs Benfica

Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

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Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica will face each other in the UEFA Champions League this week. The Group H match between the French giants and the Portuguese powerhouse will be held at Parc des Princes in Paris and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain are the firm favourites to finish top of Group H in the UEFA Champions League this season. The defending Ligue 1 champions are at the top of the group at the moment with seven points from three matches, level on points with second-placed Benfica.

PSG will head into the match against Benfica at Parc des Princes in Paris on the back of a goalless draw with Reims away from home in Ligue 1. It followed a 1-1 draw with Benfica away from home in the UEFA Champions League.

Christophe Galtier’s side are at the top of the Ligue 1 table at the moment with 26 points from 10 matches, just a point above second-placed Lorient. Things are going well for PSG so far this season, and they will be confident of picking up all three points against Benfica this week.

Team News:

PSG will be without Argentina international forward Lionel Messi for the match against Benfica. The former Barcelona star has a calf injury that he suffered against Benfica in Portugal last weekend. Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes and Renato Sanches will also miss the game.

Benfica

Many would have expected Juventus to finish second or even top of UEFA Champions League Group H this season. However, it is Benfica who appear to be the favourites for the runners-up spot. The Portuguese giants are level on seven points from three matches with group leaders PSG and as many as four points above third-placed Juventus.

Benfica will head into the match against PSG at Parc des Princes in Paris on the back of a 4-2 victory over Rio Ave in the Portuguese league. It allowed a 1-1 draw with PSG at home in the UEFA Champions League.

Roger Schmidt’s finished third in the Primeira Liga last season and are doing extremely well at the moment. Benfica are currently at the top of the standings with 25 points from nine matches, three points above second-placed FC Porto and six points clear of third-placed Sporting Braga.

Team News:

Lucas Verissimo and Felipe Morato will not be available for selection due to knee and ankle injuries respectively. Florentino Luis, Alex Grimaldo, Alexander Bah, David Neres and Rafa should all earn recalls

Key Factors to Consider

  • PSG have scored 6 goals in 3 UEFA Champions League matches.
  • PSG have conceded 3 goals in 3 UEFA Champions League matches.
  • Benfica have scored 5 goals in 3 UEFA Champions League games.
  • Benfica have conceded 2 goals in 3 UEFA Champions League games.
  • Kylian Mbappe has scored 11 goals in 12 competitive matches for PSG.

Conclusion

Benfica are doing extremely well at the moment and will fancy their chances of winning against PSG. However, the Ligue 1 champions have the better team and should be able to pick up all three points from the encounter.

Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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