Paris Saint-Germain are looking to build on their victory over Manchester City in their final UEFA Champions League Group A game on Paramount + when they host RB Leipzig on Tuesday. The Germans, meanwhile, are looking to save their season at UCL after opening up defeats at City and Club Brugge.
PSG’s double schedule could be crucial for US coach Jesse Marsch as the Bundesliga side pursue their first points of the campaign and Neymar’s absence due to a groin injury could help the visitors account given his good performance against them during the last meetings.
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Date: Tuesday October 19 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Parc des Princes – Paris, France
TV & Streaming: Paramount +
Odds: PSG -188; Draw +340; Leipzig +500 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
News from the PSG and RB Leipzig teams
PSG: Neymar (groin), Leandro Paredes (thigh) and Sergio Ramos (fitness) all came out.
Leipzig: Dani Olmo, Brian Brobbey and Marcel Halstenberg are all out, but Christopher Nkunku is fit enough to return to Paris after facing Freiburg last weekend.
PSG: The French giants dominate Group A with four out of six possible points, but beat rivals City last time with Lionel Messi opening his account in Paris. The last time these two met, PSG beat Leipzig 1-0 thanks to a Neymar penalty as both sides came out of the group stage at the expense of Manchester United. The Parisians have lost only once all season away at Stade Rennais before the international break and found their way back to victory against Angers SCO last Friday.
Marsch’s men lost at home to Brugge last time around and suffered a heavy defeat at City with ex-PSG man Nkunku scoring all four of Die Roten Bullen’s Champions League goals so far. RBL are winless out of five on the road and are in dire need of points if they are to avoid abandoning Europe altogether, with the Belgians leading the way to at least qualify for the UEFA Europa League. Leipzig beat the French capital side in last year’s group stage as the two placed in the top two in Group H.
A narrow home win to make matters worse for Marsch and his team. The absence of Neymar will obviously impact PSG but Messi and Kylian Mbappe still make Mauricio Pochettino’s men dangerous in attack. It’s a key stretch for Leipzig, but the Germans will have an easier time taking points from the Ligue 1 powerhouse at home. To take: PSG 2-1 Leipzig.