This Wednesday, PSG receives Borussia Dortmund in a Parc des Princes behind closed doors on behalf of the 1/8 knockout stages of the Champions League. Everything is possible after Dortmund’s short victory in the first leg.
PSG vs Borussia Dortmund Free Betting Tips
Beaten from the 8th finals in the last 3 editions of the Champions League, PSG was not reassured about the first leg played in Dortmund. Almost amorphous in an unusual tactical system, the Parisians were dominated by Borussia (2-1). Without any real competition on the national scene, the Ile-de-France club is still in the running for a quadruple (Trophée des Champions, Ligue 1, Coupe de la Ligue, Coupe de France). Since the first leg played against the Yellow Wall, the Parisians had a difficult first game against Bordeaux at home (4-3), before playing against Dijon (4-0) and releasing a halftone match on Wednesday last in Lyon in the semi-final of the Coupe de France (victory 1-5 after having been in difficulties for an hour, until the expulsion of Marçal). This weekend, the Parisians could not continue since their scheduled match in Strasbourg was postponed due to the coronavirus. Note that PSG had finished 1st in its pool in the Champions League, ahead of Real.
Qualified for the 8th finals by finishing 2nd in a group also including Barça and Inter, Borussia Dortmund signed one of the surprises of the first legs by logically beating PSG on two goals from their new nugget Haaland. 3rd in the Bundesliga, the club coached by Lucien Favre follows the rhythm of Bayen and Leipzig. Since receiving PSG, Dortmund have won with a relegated Bremen Werder with a new goal from Haaland. (0-2), against Freiburg at home (1-0) but also Gladbach on Saturday in a match at the top of the German championship (1-2). Dortmund remains on 5 consecutive successes all competitions since Borussia had previously won at home against Eintracht Frankfurt (4-0). Thanks to this great series, Dortmund is now 2nd in the Bundesliga.
The staff for PSG vs Borussia Dortmund
For PSG, the midfielder replacement for Herrera is already in effect. On the other hand, captain Thiago Silva entered a race against the clock to play this essential match. In addition, holders Verratti and Meunier will be suspended. During the recovery phase, the lateral replacement for Dagba should be too tight. A victim of angina and absent from training on Monday, Mbappé is uncertain but we suspect that he should be able to play for this ultra important match. After an experimental 3-4-3 which did not work at all on the outward journey, Tuchel should return to his 4-4-2 with Di Maria and Neymar on the sides and Mbappé and Icardi in front (or Cavani to replace the ‘one of the two).
On Dortmund’s side, executives Reus, Delaney and Brandt absent in the first leg could all make their comeback. Preserved this weekend (returned at the 65th minute), Jordan Sancho will make his return to the starting lineup.
The compositions for PSG vs Borussia Dortmund
The likely composition of the PSG:
Navas – Kehrer, Marquinhos (or Thiago Silva), Kimpembe, Kurzawa (or Bernat) – Di Maria, Gueye, Paredes (or Marquinhos), Neymar – Mbappé (or Cavani), Icardi (or Cavani).
Absent: Herrera (injured), Miller, Verratti (suspended).
Uncertain: Thiago Silva, Dagba (cover), Mbappé (patient).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Kehrer – Marquinhos – Kimpembe – Kurzawa
Di Maria – Gueye – Paredes – Neymar
Mbappé – Icardi
The likely composition of Dortmund:
Burki – Pisczek, Hummels, Zagadou – Hakimi, Witsel, Can, Guerreiro – Hazard, Haaland, Sancho.
Absent: Reus, Brandt (injured), Delaney (resumed).
The planned tactical arrangement (3-4-3):
Pisczek – Hummels – Zagadou
Hakimi – Witsel – Can – Guerreiro
Sancho – Haaland – Hazard
The history of confrontations PSG vs Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund therefore won the first leg and the two teams had previously faced each other in the Europa League in 2010. At the time, they had drawn two times (0-0 and 1-1).
Key points for the match PSG vs Borussia Dortmund
– With respectively 75 goals scored for PSG and 68 for Dortmund, the two teams present the best attacks of their championship.
– Tuchel should align a system better mastered by his players on this return match.
– In the first leg, Dortmund still lost 2 of their 3 away games (at Barça and Inter, the only victory in Prague).
– The match will be played behind closed doors.
Free Betting Tips PSG vs Borussia Dortmund
Above this Dortmund team, PSG should be able to prevail on Tuesday.
Betting Tips: PSG victory