The new week will be the last this year in terms of the Champions League. From here on, half of the top half will go on to the play-offs in 2022, while the rest will return to the tournament in August and September at best. It is already clear that PSG are ahead in their group, while Brugge are still outsiders in the quartet. There is no tournament motivation, how will the teams play in such conditions? The editorial team of the website has worked out their forecast for this match on December 7, 2021. Odds for all sporting events can be found at 1xbet nigeria.
PSG will not start playing in earnest until after the New Year.
“The Parisians, even after missing out on the Ligue 1 title last year and having seriously strengthened in the summer, seem to continue fooling around in the domestic arena even now. They may have miscalculated with Pochettino, and not surprisingly, there are enough rumours that Mauricio will return to England and Zidane will take his place in the summer. But it would be difficult for any mentor to motivate the players if the gap from the chasers is still a dozen points or more in the autumn. Here, in the Champions League, there was a great win over Manchester City. On the other hand, there have been enough misfires: only draws in Belgium and Leipzig, 1-2 in England. The result is 2nd place, which is nowhere near as high or low.
Brugge still have a lot to fight for.
“The Bianconeri are memorable for their last European league title, beating Zenit without a question and fighting to the last minute with Lazio for the 2nd place. Now, Philippe Clement’s side have made a very good start, not being shy in the company of the giants. Maybe, on the contrary, they were helped by the underestimation of the favourites. Brugge got off to a 1-1 start against PSG on home soil, and then even beat RB Leipzig on the road. But that’s where it’s ended so far. Brugge were twice defeated by group leaders Manchester City. And finally lost their chances to play in the play-offs already in the 5th round, losing to the Germans at home, also 1-5. Now they need to show a better result than they did in the last game to return to 3rd place and continue their fight already in the Europa League.
In 2019, the clubs also played in the same group, and then PSG did not leave much chance to the underdogs: 5-0 in Belgium and 1-0 in France. But at the start of the current draw, Brugge, even after conceding a quick goal, were able to take a draw.
PSG are simply stronger and Brugge have little point in playing from defence alone – we’ll hazard a guess that the French will win with a -1.5 goal handicap (odds – 1.82).