Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in the Champions League this season but have only managed to win one of their three home matches in the competition. They haven’t lost at home in any competition since March but tend to encounter problems at this stage of the Champions League.
Barcelona warmed up for the trip to Paris with an emphatic 6-0 win away to Alaves on Saturday. Luis Enrique was able to ring the changes in that win and come away with their biggest away win of the season.
This fixture has seen at least four goals scored in each of the last four and there should be plenty of goals in this fixture with Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez both in devastating form coming into this fixture. Naija and Bet
Paris Saint Germain – Paris Saint-Germain warmed up for their clash with Barcelona in ideal circumstances on Friday night after thrashing Bordeaux 3-0 and getting key players off early and rested.
Alphonse Areola has come under fire for his performances between the sticks of late and was replaced by Kevin Trapp on Friday night. Areola has played in every Champions League match thus far but it remains to be seen whether Unai Emery will stick with him here.Thiago Motta is suspended for the hosts here, while Marquinhos is a booking away from a suspension. Javier Pastore is a doubt and Grzegorz Krychowiak is not completely up to speed following a spell on the sidelines.
Julian Draxler and Lucas Moura are battling for a spot in the front free alongside Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria, while Thomas Meunier and Serge Aurier continue to compete for a spot at right-back.
Barcelona – Aleix Vidal is out for five months after dislocating his ankle at the weekend, which will see Sergio Roberto start at right-back.
Luis Enrique will recall the likes of Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets for the trip to Paris after resting them at the weekend.
With Javier Mascherano out until the end of the month, Samuel Umtiti is favourite to partner Pique at the back.
Ivan Rakitic, Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez are battling for the third position in Barcelona’s midfield three alongside Busquests and Iniesta.
Rafinha is a doubt after suffering a serious face injury but could play with a face mask.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of PSG’s last 10 games in UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches against PSG in all competitions.
PSG have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Barcelona in all competitions.
Barcelona have won 5 of their last 6 UEFA Champions League matches.
Barcelona have won their last 3 matches against PSG in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Barcelona’s last 6 games (UEFA Champions League).
Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against PSG in all competitions.
Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in UEFA Champions League .
PSG are undefeated in their last 6 UEFA Champions League matches.