• Johnathan Wright

PSG Face a Champions League Must Win

Updated: Nov 25, 2020



  • PSG will face off against RB Leipzig in the Champions League Group Stage Today at 3 PM EST.

  • According to Draft Kings, PSG is -177 favorites to win.

  • PSG are 1-2 in their first three group stage games.

 

Coming off a historic champions league run for the Parisians, reaching their first-ever Champion League final in the 19-20 season, they are currently finding themselves in an early must-win during this year's group stage. With the quick turnaround due to19-20 season ending in August because of COVID, the group stage has already taken place for the 20-21 Champions League. PSG seems to be feeling the lack of off-season. Both of their stars, Neymar and Mbappe, are coming off injuries, and some key players like, Icardi and Draxler are still not fit to play.


Paris Saint Germain is coming off a weekend loss to Monaco in Ligue 1 despite two early goals from Mbappe. They have not started the league off in strong form and have played mediocre soccer with an 'expected goals rate' of 4.6 and an 'expected goals against' of 4.3. This is not good enough for a team full of superstar caliber with hopes of a Champions League title.


An unfit Neymar starting his first game since his injury in the previous group stage game will have to step up to get PSG back on track in their Champions League play.




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