Paris Saint Germain look forward to booking a last sixteen place as they get ready to host APOEL this Wednesday in Champions’ League’s group F. Salvatore Sirigu stated in a recent interview that: “I think this match will be similar to when we played them last time. Nicosia are a difficult team to play against, aggressive in the right way and with good individual talents.”
The hosts are unbeaten at home in Europe in almost eight years, and this trend is set to continue tomorrow. The first leg was a difficult one and PSG won, with a late Cavani goal, which only proves the point they will not take this game easily. Ibrahimovic will also sit this match out, but Blanc has revealed the striker will be fit to return after the international break. David Luiz did not play in the win over the weekend against Lorient, but is expected to start tomorrow. Thiago Silva and Lavezzi will also feature for the hosts which could turn this game into a feat with goals.
APOEL excel in their domestic competition, but in Champions League they only have one point out of nine matches, and even if PSG struggled for the win in the first leg, the visitors don’t look likely to break their amazing domestic record. The visitors come to Paris without Charalambides, Tiago Gomes, John Arne Riise and Kaka, and if they continue with the impressive display so far, they could easily put PSG in difficulty.
Paris Saint Germain start this match as overall favorites to win with all the bookmakers and Ladbrokes gives them 1.20 odds to win, a draw got 6.50 odds, and an APOEL win has 15.00 odds. Both teams to score has 2.30 odds, Cavani to score anytime 1.72 odds, Lavezzi 2.00 and Pastore 2.15. PSG for both halves 1.65 odds, APOEL 21.00, and the hosts to lead at half time with 1-0 has 3.20 odds. We are going to bet 8 units on the wincast market of Lavezzi to score and PSG to win with 2.15 odds from Ladbrokes.
Paris Saint Germain: Team’s Formation
APOEL Nikosia: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Lavezzi to score and PSG to win