Tom Kelly (@1TomKelly) previews Liverpool v PSG and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday's Champions League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Liverpool v PSG Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 18/09/2018
- Time: 20:00
- Venue: Anfield
- Channel: BT Sport 2
With Liverpool's convincing win over Tottenham this weekend at Wembley, Jurgen Klopp's side will look to replicate their Premier League form in continental competition. The Reds currently sit top of the Premier League alongside Chelsea and the two sides are yet to lose a game, however, The Blues sit higher based on goal difference.
Along with the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp and his team will definitely have their eyes on the Champions League this season having come so close in the previous campaign. As you are fully aware, a Gareth Bale wonder goal and a, well, ‘questionable' performance from Karius denied Liverpool to lift the trophy in Kiev.
Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain do persist of many similarities when it comes to this European competition – there desperate desire to win it. The scouse side haven't lift the trophy since 2005 but the team from the French capital have never won the competition, despite the large injection of money within recent years. Furthermore, Marseille are the only French side who have had the pleasure of winning the Champions League.
However, with the likes of Neymar and teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe featuring for PSG, Liverpool will certainly be facing their toughest test of the season on Tuesday night.
Firmino may not feature for the Reds following the Brazilian suffering from an eye injury during a collision during Liverpool's recent fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Van Djik, Gomez, Robertson, Keita, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Sturridge, Mane
Potential PSG Starting XI: Buffon, Meunier, Silva, Kimpembe, N'Soki; Marquinhos, Rabiot; Mbappe, Neymar, Di Maria, Cavani
Head To Head
Interestingly, this will only be the third time that these two sides have ever played against each other. The last time they met was in 1997 where Liverpool defeated PSG 2-0.
Key Stats & Facts
- PSG have managed to find the back of the net 17 times within the last five games, with Cavani scoring in their last three games.
- Liverpool – 23/20
- Draw – 14/5
- PSG – 2/1
With both sides boasting goal scoring talents, this game has goals written all over it. Furthermore, both sides are notorious for simply attempting to outscore their opponents and this will certainly be the theme of this fixture.