It is the biggest game of the year in Europe which pits the biggest teams in football. On Sunday, August 23 is the finals of the UEFA Champions League as Paris Saint-Germ ain takes on Bayern Munich.
We provide you with the very latest odds as well as predictions, analysis, and tips to help you place the right wager on Europe’s biggest game. So, let us kickoff this preview.
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich
- 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Finals
- Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal
- Sunday, August 23
- 9:00 P.M. Nigeria Time
Paris SG News & Form
PSG looks to earn their fourth trophy this season, as they have already won two domestic titles and their league. They have reached the quarterfinals in each of the last four seasons, but this is the first time they have made it all the way to the finals in the 50-year history of their franchise.
Paris SG has been one of the most formidable opponents since play resumed. The French team defeated Atalanta 2-1 in the quarterfinals, as they trailed Atalanta heading into stoppage time, but goals by Marquinhos and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored to send their team to the semifinals. There, Paris Saint-Germain dominated RB Leipzig, 3-0.
In the semis, the Parisians scored two first-half goals and then simply smothered Leipzig with a relentless defense. Angel Di Maria had a goal and an assist, adding the helper on Juan Bernat’s tally, the third goal of the game for PSG.
In their last nine games, including friendlies, Paris SG has scored 29 goals while conceding just once. They will be without Layvin Kurzawa and Abdou Diallo, which diminishes the strength of their bench, but all their first team players are healthy.
Bayern Munich News & Form
Bayern Munich is appearing in their first UCL Finals since 2012-13 when they raised the winners trophy. Should they win, it would be the sixth Champions League title in the club’s history. They enter this contest as the favorite at +108.
The Bavarians have been nothing short of spectacular through the first two rounds. They began with a decisive 4-1 victory over Chelsea in the Round of 16. They then dispatched Barcelona, 8-2, as the offense seemed like they were a Barcelona team playing only with six players.
In the semifinals, Bayern Munich ended the quest to have an all French finals, winning 3-0.
With the three victories, the Bavarians have now won 20 consecutive matches. Even more impressive is that they have gone undefeated in 25 straight competitions.
It has been an impressive Champions League campaign for Robert Lewandowski, as he has scored 15 goals and added six assists in just nine matches. Nigerian Ademola Lookman is on his second tour with the Bavarians. It has not been as positive for the second time around, as he has no goals in 11 appearances after netting five in all appearances in his previous stint.
Bayern Munich reports no significant injuries for this match.
PSG vs. Bayern Munich Head to Head
These teams have faced each other eight times, with all eight games occurring in the Champions League. The most recent of these was back in the 2017-18 campaign when they split two games. PSG won the first contest in Paris, 3-0, then Bayern returned the favor, winning 3-1 in Munich.
Overall, Paris Saint-Germain holds a 5-3 edge in the eight contests. They have produced at least three goals in four of the last six matches.
PSG vs Bayern Munich Stats
|8-1-1||Tournament Record (WDL)||10-0-0|
|57||Attempts on Target||99|
Paris SG vs. Bayern Munich Betting Odds and Predictions:
The Bavarians are considered the favorites for this contest, at -1 (+190). The moneyline is set at +108 for the Bavarians. The moneyline on PSG is +220 and they are a +1 (+240) underdog.
The total is set at 3.5 for this contest as oddsmakers recognize that these two have scored three or more goals in four of the last six matches. The over 3.5 (-103) is receiving the best odds with under 3.5 coming in at -121.
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Our Paris SG vs. Bayern Munich Betting Tip
It is easy to see why these are the two teams playing for the championship. The talent and skill level of both teams is exceptional, especially in how well they attack. This would lead many to believe in a high scoring affair and the fact that PSG scored five goals in their three matches and Bayern Munich tallied 15 in their three playoff contests would only buoy the belief that scoring will not be an issue.
However, this is the championship. That usually leads to a more careful and tentative approach as no one wants to make a mistake the gives their opponent an early goal. In a game like this, one goal will likely be the difference, so caution will be the word early on.
The history of Bayern Munich is honorable; of that there is no doubt. However, they are not going to win their sixth Champions League title. PSG has been on the door the last few years and has played much better defense of late.
I like a team that is on a roll, but that run is going to end here. Take PSG to win, 2-1. Kylian Mbappe will score at least one goal in this game.