The highlight of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League action is a showdown in Group A between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. The betting line is as tight as can be with Madrid being a slight favorite at home with a money line of +127 compared to PSG at +184. Meanwhile, a draw is set at +258.
PSG currently sits atop the group with a perfect record in this year’s Champions League. The French side has won all four of its games, scoring 10 goals and conceding none thus far, including a 3-0 win over Real Madrid. With a draw on Tuesday, PSG will officially clinch first place in the group. They also have a comfortable 9-point lead atop the Ligue 1 standings at the moment.
Real Madrid, to their credit, is also in good shape. They need just two points from their final two games to clinch a spot in the knockout stage, even if surpassing PSG atop the group is a near-impossible task. The caveat for the Spanish side is that they are in a tight race atop the La Liga standings and may not be able to play their strongest side for a midweek game. Nevertheless, Madrid has a six-game unbeaten run across all competitions.
Let’s take a look at the latest UCL Odds while making some predictions.
Real Madrid vs PSG UEFA Champions League Odds & Preview
Good FormReal Madrid has done a nice job of putting their loss to PSG earlier this season behind them, not to mention a puzzling loss to Mallorca last month. Over their last six games across all competitions, Los Blancos have five wins and a draw, outscoring their opponents 17-1 over that span. To be fair, they’ve beat up on some subpar Spanish sides during that stretch, but they also beat Galatasaray 6-0 in Champions League action, so their good form is for real.
Naturally, it’s been Karim Benzema carrying the offense for Madrid, as the likes of Eden Hazard, James Rodriguez, and Gareth Bale haven’t produced up to their reputation, each for unique reasons. But the quality to score goals is surely there, especially with 18-year-old sensation Rodrygo stealing the show with a hat trick in the 6-0 win over Galatasaray.
Can’t Stop Me NowOf course, the key to Real Madrid in this game could be their defense getting a handle on PSG’s attack. Neymar, the former Barcelona star, will surely get a rude welcome in Madrid, as he leads a lineup that also includes the likes of Ángel Di María, Kylian Mbappé, Edinson Cavani, and Mauro Icardi. The French side has an embarrassment of riches on attack, scoring 30 goals in 14 Ligue 1 games and 10 in four Champions League contests.
To this point, Di Maria has been the most impactful player, although it’s hard to overlook the likes of Neymar and Mbappé. PSG has also played lockdown defense in the Champions League to this point. They also have a goalkeeper in Keylor Navas who will have a point to prove after being exiled from Real Madrid in favor of Thibaut Courtois.