The Champions League sees the return leg of the 1/8 finals. On Wednesday, there will be two very different fixtures. If Manchester City’s game against Sporting Lisbon is virtually decided by now, the other clash would be worth a final. Real Madrid will take on PSG – and one of the top sides will be eliminated in the first round of the play-offs. Will Carlo Ancelotti be able to figure out how to take revenge for the defeat in the 1st meeting, in Paris? The experts have made a prediction for the website for the central match on March 9, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet login.
Real Madrid look like a team that can do a lot
The ‘Slivos’ have noticeably improved this season. Especially a player like Vinicius Júnior. Although, of course, the Brazilian’s experienced teammate, Karim Benzema, remains the club’s main hope at the moment. He did not play his best game in Paris, having just returned from a serious injury. There, however, all the players were frankly underperforming. With the exception of Courtois, who kept the scoreline nil for a very long time. Eventually, Thibaut conceded a goal as well, but the scoreline looked hopeless. Unlike the level of play shown by the Galacticos, who clearly need to play a very different style of game at the Santiago Bernabeu.
PSG are a project designed to win the Champions League
Paris have become the work of the Qatari sheikhs in European football. Unlike, for example, the owners of Manchester City, Mansour have chosen a tournament that is not exactly top-flight, the Ligue 1. On the one hand, he succeeded in becoming the undisputed No 1 power there, but, on the other, his success within football in France quickly became tiresome. In the Champions League, though, they have been consistently successful in making the play-offs, but not in reaching the trophy. Only Tuchel once managed to reach the “coronavirus” final in 2020, but his side lost there. With Pochettino, they got past Barcelona and Bayern in the next draw, but Manchester City were drawn in the semi-finals. Now, PSG also had a tough fate. But they, much criticized for their performance on the domestic scene, managed to play well in the first leg. Especially Mbappe, who scored in the 94th minute after a great combination against Courtois.
In 2019, PSG took four points against the Spaniards in the group stage in the autumn. But in the play-offs, in 2018, Real Madrid won both games by a combined score of 5-2.
The return game should be more interesting than the first. So we’ll put our money on “more than 2.5 goals” (odds 1.83).