PSG'S crazy spending hasn't been able to buy them success in Europe and they're up against it tonight as they try to salvage their Champions League dream.
The French champs are 3-1 down from the last-16 first leg as they welcome reigning Euro kings Real Madrid to the Parc des Princes for a clash full of drama and prima donnas.
Goals look a given considering PSG need to score at least two to have any chance of reaching the quarter-finals. They're formidable at home, winning every game on their own turf this season and even without injured talisman Neymar have plenty of attacking weapons.
Likewise, Real are highly likely to hit the target with Cristiano Ronaldo and Co deadly on the counter. Real have scored in 22 consecutive CL away games and btts should land to kick off the Bet Builder.
Over 2.5 goals is also thrown into the mix. Just three of PSG's 19 home games this term haven't brought up this bet and for Real it's 10 of their last 11 away trips in all competitions going over 2.5.
The first leg was a corner fest with a total of 15 and Real Madrid are top of La Liga's flag-kick standings, with their games averaging more than 11.
Likewise, PSG are the most corner prolific club in Ligue 1 – with an average of over 10 a match – and there should be plenty tonight in an end-to-end encounter so go for over 11.5.
With no Neymar, the onus will fall on the rest of PSG attackers to fire them to victory. Top scorer Edinson Cavani and wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, who's expected to shake off injury to play, will bear most of the burden but I'm backing a player who's flourished in Neymar's absence.
Angel di Maria continued his hot streak by netting in the weekend win at Troyes and has scored in his last four starts at the Parc des Princes. He'll be extra motivated to get one over his old team tonight and is worth taking to bag one any time.
Bet Builder Tips
- Over 2.5 goals
- Both teams to score
- Di Maria to score any time
- Over 11.5 corners
- (9-2, bet365)