On October 19, 2021, 12:00 PM PST, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain will host Bundesliga Powerhouse RB Leipzig in Group A of the UEFA Champions League.
Although Paris failed to win the league title last season, its strength is undeniable and it is still the strongest team in Ligue 1.Paris continued to strengthen the team this summer, bringing in players like Lionel Messi, Ramos, Ashraf and Donnarumma.
The team is still performing well in the league this season, with 9 wins and 1 loss in 10 league games, ranking top of the league with 27 points and 9 points ahead of the 2nd place team, Lens.
Paris Saint-Germain has been a little weak in the Champions League this season. The team drew 1-1 by Brugge in the first match of the group stage, and took down Manchester City 2-0 in the 2nd round. The team is currently at the top of the group with 4 points.
In their latest league match at home against Angers, the team dominated the field, with 73% possession, 13 shots and 2 shots on target. After trailing in the score, the team turned back the opponent 2-1 with goals from 2 men, Pereira and Mbappe.
RB Leipzig, a Bundesliga powerhouse, has been at the top of the league in recent seasons and has qualified for the Champions League.But this season, the team has not performed well, and after 8 rounds of Bundesliga, they have 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, ranking 8th in the league with 11 points.
In the Champions League, the team’s performance is even worse, having been beaten by Manchester City and Brugge, and currently ranked at the bottom of the group.
RB Leipzig’s most recent match was away to Freiburg. The team did not have an advantage on the field, with only 48% possession and 3 out of 13 shots on goal. Although Forsberg’s goal helped the team to take the lead, the opponent managed to break through in the second half, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw with Freiburg.
It is worth noting that RB Leipzig’s away games are even worse this season, as they have not won in 5 away games in all competitions.
In the past meetings between the two teams, Paris Saint-Germain has won 2 and lost 1 out of 3 matches against RB Leipzig.
In terms of recent situation, Paris’ strength has increased significantly this season, especially after Lionel Messi joined the team, the team’s attacking end is even sharper.
RB Leipzig, on the other hand, has seen a significant drop in performance this season, both in the league and in Europe, and the current results are hardly ideal.
Combining the performance of both sides, it is not difficult for Paris Saint-Germain to get all 3 points in this battle.
Prediction:Paris Saint-Germain to win @1.592
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