PSG vs Real SociedadUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Feb 14, 2024, Parc des Princes
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN resume their quest for Champions League glory when they welcome Real Sociedad to the Parc des Princes for the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday night.
Conquering the continent continues to elude PSG and they can consider themselves fortunate to still be in this year's competition after placing second in Group F by the skin of their teeth.
As such, Luis Enrique’s side are as big as 14/1 on William Hill to land a maiden European crown at Wembley in June, though they will be expected to see off Real Sociedad and secure a place in the quarter-final stages.
Closer to home, the French giants are coasting towards another domestic title, with their 3-1 over Lille on Saturday sending them 11 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit.
As for the aforementioned Real Sociedad, they impressively came through Group D in first place, avoiding defeat in the process to reach the knockout phase for the first time in 20 years.
However, Imanol Alguacil's side have been going through a sticky patch of sorts domestically of late, with their 1-0 defeat at home to Osasuna on Saturday meaning that is now just one win of their last eight La Liga outings.
PSG, who are unbeaten in their last 13 home matches across all competitions, are 8/13 favourites at Bet 365.
Despite avoiding defeat in each of their six Champions League games this season so far, Real Sociedad arrive in the French capital as 17/4 (UniBet) underdogs while a point apiece at the Parc des Princes pays 14/5 (Bet 365).
Paris Saint-Germain are fair favourites here but to bring about a more enticing price I'm going to combine a home win and over two PSG corners at 4/5 on Bet 365.
Although PSG have yet to go all the way in the Champions League, they do hold a rather imperious home record in Europe's premier club competition over the last decade or so.
The French superpower have fallen to defeat in just seven of their last 53 continental contests in front of their own supporters, and I suspect they will have enough quality to eke out a first leg lead against a Real Sociedad side that have not been firing on all cylinders of late.
Whilst Imanol Alguacil's guests' ability to keep games tight is not to be underestimated, PSG's superior class should ultimately tell and ensure they secure an efficient rather than emphatic victory to take San Sebastián.
To bolster the odds up to 4/5, I'm also prepared to side with Luis Enrique’s star-studded side to earn a minimum of three corners on Wednesday night.
The Parisians have covered the 3+ line in each of their six Champion s League outings this season and I see no reason to oppose repeat here given that Real Sociedad are likely to set up with a safety first approach
Switching attention to the anytime goalscorer market, I'm also going to back Kylian Mbappe to grab a goal here at 11/10 with Bet 365.
The French megastar has made the net bulge in eight of his last nine Champions League outings at the Parc des Princes and he looks like a nice spot of value to repeat the trick against a side currently housed seventh in La Liga.
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