Barcelona vs Paris SG Prediction - An Herculean Task For The French Champions

Joel Amorim Apr 19, 2015 No Comment 79,345 views
UEFA Champions League 2014-15
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
vs Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain
ScheduleTuesday, 21 April 2015 at 18:45 GMT / 19:45 UK / 00:15 IST
VenueCamp Nou (Barcelona)

Next Tuesday, 21st of April 2015, the super powerful Barcelona will entertain the current French champions, Paris SG, at the emblematic Camp Nou for the second leg of the Quarter-finals stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Will Barça be able to repeat last December's result?
Will Barça be able to repeat last December's result?

Last week at Parc des Princes, the home side Paris SG didn’t stand a chance against Luis Enrique’s superbly organized Barcelona. The Catalan team showed once again why they are one of the best European teams at the moment by smashing PSG by 3-1, on a match where the devilish Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez caused mayhem on the French defensive line. The former Liverpool’s forward scored two of the three goals from the Catalan team and gave hell to David Luiz and his back line’s team mates.

Barcelona controlled every aspect of the match against PSG, who, without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, failed to cause any major troubles to an extremely solid Spanish team. Barça had plenty more ball possession, as well as several more chances to score throughout the entire match.

Last Saturday, the Blaugrana sealed another win at La Liga against the always dangerous Valencia and because of that managed to keep Real Madrid at bay. The match, however, was fairly complicated, and it will be interesting to see if Barça’s players will be physically fit for the clash against PSG next Tuesday.

As for Paris SG, the current French champions will need a miracle to overcome Barcelona at Camp Nou next Tuesday and, since those kind of things usually don’t happen in football, it is very unlikely that they will manage to grant a place at the semi-finals stage of the competition.

Laurent Blanc will already be able to rely on the contribution of his most important player, the Swedish wizard Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but not even he will probably be able to save them from certain elimination.

The last time both sides met at Camp Nou was back in December and Barcelona smashed Paris SG by 3-1. There is a great possibility of the same thing happening again next Tuesday, given the recent form of both teams and because of what happened at Parc des Princes last week.

Barcelona

Stats: W-4 L-0 D-1

Recent Form - WWDWW

Paris SG

Stats: W-4 L-1 D-0

Recent Form - WLWWW

Possible Line-ups

Barcelona (4-3-3) - ter Stegen - Dani Alves - Mathieu - Piqué - Jordi Alba - Busquets - Xavi - Rakitic - Neymar - Suárez - Messi

Paris SG (4-3-3) - Sirigu - Digne - Marquinhos - Luiz - Maxwell - Rabiot - Matuidi - Verratti - Pastore - Cavani - Ibrahimovic

Injury List / Suspended Players

Barcelona

Vermaelen (inj)

Iniesta (inj)

Paris SG

Serge Aurier (sus)

Thiago Silva (inj) (in doubt)

Thiago Motta (inj)

Head-to-head matches:

15.04.15 CHA Paris SG Barcelona 1 : 3
10.12.14 CHA Barcelona Paris SG 3 : 1
30.09.14 CHA Paris SG Barcelona 3 : 2
10.04.13 CHA Barcelona Paris SG 1 : 1
02.04.13 CHA Paris SG Barcelona 2 : 2

Top Players:

Barcelona

Lionel Messi

Luis Suarez

Neymar

Paris SG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Edinson Cavani

David Luiz

Predictable Goal Scorers:

Barcelona

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Luis Suarez
  3. Neymar

Paris SG

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  2. Ezequiel Lavezzi
  3. Edinson Cavani

Half-Time Score

Barcelona 1 Paris SG 0

Full-Time Score

Barcelona 2 Paris SG 0

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