MAURICIO POCHETTINO is feeling the heat just months into his PSG reign so the last thing he needs is a trip to Munich in the Champions League tonight.
The former Spurs boss is under pressure after a 1-0 loss at home to Lille left them three points off the title pace in Ligue 1.
Surrendering the domestic title is unthinkable for PSG’s Qatari owners and Pochettino’s side have now won just two of their last five games in all competitions.
That’s not the kind of form you want to be taking into a clash with the European champions and Bayern are McBookie’s 10/11 favourites for a first-leg win, even without crocked star Robert Lewandowski.
This is a repeat of last year’s final, which the Germans edged 1-0, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Hansi Flick’s side went all the way again.
They are 4/1 at 888Sport to lift the trophy and this might be a good time to have a punt on them before the prices start to shorten.
Bayern have won seven in a row but conceded in both legs as they hammered Lazio in the last 16.
Chelsea travel to Porto still licking their wounds from a coupon-busting 5-2 loss at home to West Brom.
But the Blues had conceded just twice under Thomas Tuchel before that so I’m backing a cagey first leg here.
McBookie Star Bet
- PSG’s Idrissa Gueye has three yellows from his last four games and is 5/2 to be carded tonight