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Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain vs Newcastle United

Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United will lock horns with each other in the UEFA Champions League this week. The Group F match between Luis Enrique’s side and Eddie Howe’s team will be held at Parc des Princes and is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm UK time on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain are one of the biggest clubs in the world and are a global brand, and, like every season, they are expected to win Ligue 1 and go far in the UEFA Champions League. Things have not been smooth sailing for PSG so far this season, though.

Luis Enrique was appointed the PSG head coach in the summer of 2023, and the former Barcelona and AS Roma head coach is taking his time in making a mark on the team. PSG are at the top of the Ligue 1 table at the moment, but only by a point. Of the 13 league games they have played so far, they have drawn three.

PSG’s form in the UEFA Champions League has also been rather lukewarm. They are second in Group F at the moment with six points from four matches. PSG are a point behind leaders Borussia Dortmund and a point ahead of AC Milan in third. The Parisian club will head into the match against Newcastle this week on the back of a 5-2 victory over AS Monaco at home in Ligue 1.

Team News:

Paris Saint-Germain are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. Donnarumma will be in goal for the home team. Hakimi, Skriniar, Hernandez and Mukiele will be the four defenders and will have Ruiz, Ugarte and Vitinha in front of them in midfield. Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe will be the three forwards in head coach Luis Enrique’s team.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United did extremely well last season and finished in the top four of the Premier League table. To end up above the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool was an achievement in itself, and playing in the UEFA Champions League is something that the club are relishing.

However, things have not been great for Newcastle, either in England or in Europe. Eddie Howe’s side are fourth in UEFA Champions League Group F at the moment with four points from four matches. They are three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Newcastle are seventh in the Premier League table with 23 points from 13 matches, five points behind Aston Villa in fourth. The Magpies will head into the game against Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on the back of a 4-1 hammering of Chelsea at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.

Team News:

Newcastle United are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation against Paris Saint-Germain. Pope will be in goal for the Premier League club. Trippier, Lascelles, Schar and Hall will be the four defenders. Longstaff, Guimaraes and Joelinton will be the three midfielders and will have Almiron, Isak and Gordon in attack.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Paris Saint-Germain have scored 7 goals in 4 UEFA Champions League Group F matches.
  • Paris Saint-Germain have conceded 6 goals in 4 UEFA Champions League Group F matches.
  • Newcastle United have scored 4 goals in 4 UEFA Champions League Group F matches.
  • Newcastle United have conceded 4 goals in 4 UEFA Champions League Group F matches.
  • Kylian Mbappe has scored 16 goals in 16 competitive matches for PSG.

Conclusion

Newcastle United are not having the best of times in the UEFA Champions League. While Paris Saint-Germain have not exactly been great in Europe so far this season, they do have the better team on paper and are also at home. It is very likely that the defending Ligue 1 champions will pick up all three points from the match in Paris on Tuesday evening.

Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

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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