Barcelona v PSG Preview

April 20, 2015 | By

Coral Free BetsUEFA Champions League Quarter Final 2nd Leg action Tuesday Night comes from the Nou Camp and features Barcelona versus PSG.

View our Betting Preview, Match Odds, Tips and Predictions for the game which can be seen Live on ITV1 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Barcelona v PSG Preview, Champions League, Tuesday 21st April 2015

Barcelona head into this important 2nd leg match with an unassailable advantage having cruised to a 3-1 victory at the Parc de Princes last week in the 1st leg match, goals that night coming from Neymar and Luis Suarez who bagged a brace for his new club and now with home advantage and a 100 thousand packed out crowd expected at the Nou Camp, Barcelona look certain to progress through to the semi finals of this tournament.

PSG certainly have it all to do in this game and having been so easily beaten last week when they had home advantage, it does look like they need a miracle to progress any further in this competition. PSG did secure a 3-1 victory away from home over the weekend against Nice and that result might of installed some confidence back into the squad, but unless Barcelona have an off night, it does seem that the writing is already on the wall for the French champions who look destined to return home with their tails between their legs.

Barcelona Team News:

Andres Iniesta is expected to return to the starting lineup having been out with a back injury suffered in the 1st leg match. Daniel Alves also returns having served his suspension which means the hosts will be at full strength for this game. Neymar, Messi and Suarez will lead the attack up front.

PSG Team News:

Thiago Silva misses out as he continues to receive treatment for a thigh strain and Thiago Motta is also unavailable as he also recovers from an injury related problem. The visitors will also be without Serge Aurier who is suspended. The good news for PSG fans is that both Zaltan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti both return to the starting line up having missed the 1st leg match last week.

Barcelona v PSG Head to Head Statistics

Tuesday night’s 2nd leg match from the Nou Camp will become the 7th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Barcelona have won 2 times, 1 having came at the Nou Camp, where as PSG have won 1, with 0 victories having came at the Nou Camp.

The two clubs have battled out 3 draws during those previous 6 matches played, with 1 having came at the Nou Camp.

As we can see from our head to head statistics table shown below, which shows the previous 5 meetings over recent season’s between the two clubs, it has been Barcelona who have the slight advantage having won 2 games, compared to PSG who have managed just the 1 win. The remaining 2 matches have finished all square.

15/04/14 UCL PSG v Barcelona 1 : 3
10/12/14 UCL Barcelona vs PSG 3 : 1
30/09/14 UCL PSG vs Barcelona 3 : 2
10/04/13 UCL Barcelona vs PSG 1 : 1
02/04/13 UCL PSG vs Barcelona 2 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

23 Goals have been scored in the previous 6 encounters between the two clubs overall and this provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.83.

6 of those Goals have been scored in the previous 2 matches played between the two clubs at the Nou Camp and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic for this match of exactly 3.00.

Both sets of data strongly suggest that this game on Tuesday night should see it’s fair share of goals and the over 2.5 goals market looks the pick here.

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Barcelona v PSG Form (Left to Right)

Barcelona: W W D W W

PSG: W W W L W

Barcelona have a slight advantage based on the recent form statistics as they have managed 4 wins and 1 draw during their last five matches played, compared to PSG who have won 4 and lost 1 of their previous five matches played.

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Barcelona v PSG Match Betting Odds Market

Barcelona have been installed as the clear odds on favourites to win this game on Tuesday night which should not come as much of a surprise to anyone after their easy 3-1 victory last week in the first leg and the host are currently a best price of just 2/5 with Betfred – Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets for New Registering Accounts

The Draw has been a common result from the previous six matches played with it having occurred on three different occasions and does look good value at a current best price of  9/2 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bets when You Register a New Account

PSG found it extremely tough going last week when losing the first leg 3-1 and they really do need Barcelona to have an off day if they are to stand any chance of winning this game, let alone progressing through to the next round and their current best price of 8/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets when Registering a New Account does reflect their chances as being very slim at best.

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Barcelona v PSG Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Barcelona will see this tournament as one they can definitely win this season and with arch rivals Real Madrid having won it last year, for the Barcelona players to lift the trophy this time around would certainly come as sweet revenge and I fully expect them to win this game in comfortable fashion on Tuesday night.

PSG need to score at least 3 goals and keep Barcelona from scoring 1 if they are to have any real hope of progressing through to the semi finals and even the players would probably agree that is too much to do and I expect a lot of them have already pretty much given up on being involved in this competition anymore.

An early goal from Barcelona would seal the tie and book their place into the next round and could also see the PSG side completely collapse as a result and with the average goals per game statistics expecting this game to see plenty of goals, we could be in for a real treat of Barcelona magic from Lionel Messi and Co.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker selection is going to be for Lionel Messi to Score 2 or More Goals as having not managed to get his name on the score-sheet during the 1st leg last week, I expect Neymar and Suarez will be looking to repay the favours that he provided for them and as always anytime this great Argentinian player is performing in front of his home crowd, he always seems to step up his game.

My Saver is going to be for Barcelona to win the race to 4 Goals as if they do score early I can definitely see them getting at least 3 or 4 against a hapless PSG side who will no doubt be eager to get on the plane back to France.

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