Europe: Champions League - group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
The central meeting of the whole group stage of the Champions League of the second quartet will be the return leg of two favorites – Bayern Germany and PSG France.
The fact of sensational defeat of the team of Unai Emery during the last calendar match of the French championship speaks about the importance of this match. The rival of the vice-champion didn’t become one of the challengers for the winning places but the football club Strasbourg that is now at the relegation zone.
PSG (the head coach Unai Emery)
During this match the only leader of the French season for the whole time was in the role of a chasing the lead team. By the end of the first half with the score 1:0 Kylian Mbappé had managed to even the result but after the second goal scored by the hosts at the 65 th minute PSG were not able to do anything (2:1).
So, the leader has experienced its first loss in a season but its tournament advantage over the nearest rivals is doubtless:
PSG – 41, Monaco – 32, Marseille – 31, Olympique Lyonnais – 29 …
Bayern (the head coach Jupp Heynckes)
We shouldn’t explain the first fiasco of PSG by the rotation of the squad. The team of Unai Emery has spent the meeting in Strasbourg with its strongest squad. Another question is the lack of tournament motivation of the leaders prior to return leg with Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
During the first September battle of two favorites of group B the hosts of Parc des Princes have destroyed the opponents with the score (3:0).
Prior to the decisive match that will determine the final winner of the group the vice-champion of France is ahead of the champion of Germany with three points and has fantastical advantage by the result of the first meeting and also according to the difference of scored and missed goals (24:1 against 10:5).
This fact means that only the victory over PSG with the difference in 4 goals (4:0, 5:1 and so on) can make Bayern the champion of the group. With any other result the first place will be left by the team of Unai Emery. It is obvious that the possible victory of the hosts of Allianz Arena with such score is a fantasy but not the reality.
Bayern – 2.50, draw – 3.50, PSG –2.65;
Our tip: Bayern (Asian Handicap 0) - odds 1.83 SBOBET