RasenBallsport Leipzig vs Paris Saint Germain Betting Tips & Predictions
History will be made one way or another on Tuesday 18 August by virtue of the fact that either Paris Saint-Germain or RB Leipzig will reach the UEFA Champions League final after both teams narrowly came through their respective quarter final clashes.
PSG were trailing Atalanta with just a few minutes left on the clock before managing to turn things around, while Leipzig managed to overcome a stubborn Atletico Madrid side despite leading striker Timo Werner having already departed for Chelsea.
Now the two sides will clash at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, with Thomas Tuchel’s side the strong favourites to win and they did carve out numerous chances against Atalanta before scoring the two goals that mattered at the death.
Kylian Mbappe’s cameo appearance as a sub made a big difference, although Eric Choupo-Moting also made an impact and pressed his claim for a bigger role in this clash, while Neymar had a number of big chances and might not be so profligate in front of goal this time around.
Indeed, the Ligue 1 champions are heavy favourites in the match betting to claim their place in the final although our prediction is that it will be a close affair in Portugal and Leipzig will certainly be bouncing after overcoming Atleti against the odds.
If Tuchel is regarded as a progressive young German manager, the same label can be given to Julian Nagelsmann who engineered that recent victory and has a dynamic team who are now among the best in the Bundesliga.
While Leipzig aren’t packed with the same household names as their opponents, Marcel Sabitzer, Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo are all capable midfielders who support Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen in attack and we’re expecting them to find the net during the ninety minutes.
Indeed, this could be a fairly open game and our betting tip is therefore to back both sides to find the net at a decent price.
BTTS Yes @ 1.66 with bet365