Paris SG – Liverpool SOCCER PICKS
PSG and Liverpool meet in Parc des Princes, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage).
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Napoli, by (2-2). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Napoli, by (1-1). The team comes to this match after a home win against Toulouse by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, PSG has won 9 and tied 1. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 4 matches, but their attacks have scored regularly, since who has always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency to have goals, since in 28 of their last 30 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 26 of the last 30 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 4 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Paris Saint-Germain is a club that never managed to conquer the Champions League, but that throughout its history has won the Ligue 1 (French Championship) seven times, being the most recent title conquered in 2017/18. In the current season the team has been doing an irregular campaign in the Champions League, so much that it won five of the twelve points played so far, being one point behind the second and the first classified. In the last five games that Paris Saint-Germain played at home, for several competitions, four of them scored more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match the PSG, to play at home, will score goals, but to play against a strong rival, will end up suffering goals too.
The away team is currently in the 2ª position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Crvena Zvezda, by (4-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Crvena Zvezda, by (2-0). The team comes to this match after a win away with Watford by (0-3). In the last 10 away matches Liverpool has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Liverpool is a club that has already won the Champions League five times throughout its history, being the most recent title conquered in 2004/05, and that last season was runner-up in the competition, losing the final by 3×1 against Real Madrid. In the current season, the team has been doing a relatively good campaign in the Champions League, since it has won six of the twelve points it has played so far, thus being with the same score of the leader, Napoli. In the last five games that Liverpool played as a visitor, for several competitions, in three of them the team scored goals. We believe that in this match Liverpool, despite playing away from home, will have conditions to re-score goals, but could also suffer them, by facing a strong rival.