PSG vs Manchester City: Will City Have What It Takes to Upset the Parisians?Published April 6, 2016 by Sol FH
Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg from Parc des Princes tonight at 19:45 GMT with live odds at bet365 Sports.
When looking at PSG and Manchester City's Champions League performance sheets, there are quite a few similarities. For example, since the beginning of the tournament, PSG has scored 16 goals, while City have 15; possession time is around the same, as is shots on target and goal attempts. One of the differences however, are the number of offsides and yellow cards received, wherein PSG have 41 offsides and 17 yellow cards, while City have 10 and 6 respectively.
Those last stats indicate a major difference in the style of play that these teams bring to the pitch. PSG are a much more physical team that are penalized heavily for their aggressive tactics, while City have a more structured approach. Either way, both teams are evenly matched, but PSG are still heavy favorites to win the first leg.
Why is City such an Underdog Tonight?
Both PSG and City are coming off huge wins in their national leagues, with the Parisians beating Nice 4-1 and City crushing Bournemouth 4-0. When looking at each teams' league standings, perhaps it is easier to understand why PSG are expected to win. PSG are way out in first place, without a chance of losing any ground. They have garnered 80 points in 32 matches, with the second place team, (Monaco) with 55. Manchester City are in fourth place in what has been one of the wildest Premier League seasons of all time, with 54 points in 31 matches.
Paris are seeking their first Semi-Final berth in 21 years, and they are quietlyu confident that they will make the cut. City has some key players injured, but will be counting on Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne to set the pace of this heavyweight matchup.
Champions League Betting
PSG are favorites to win tonight's first quarter-final leg against Manchester City. The odds in favor of the Parisians, as posted by online bookmaker bet365 are 1.70, while the visitors are astonishingly at 5.25. Even a draw boasts huge odds at 4.00 and punters have a great chance to capitalize on what surely should be a close game.
bet365 Sports will be offering its In-Play Bet Offer for this match, so read up on the T&C and place your bet tonight.