Barcelona vs PSG prediction: Betting Odds & tips (16/02/2021)

The UCL round of 16 is finally upon us. It will be an exciting clash between two goliaths of European football – Barcelona vs PSG.

We definitely have to explore betting opportunities so here are our free betting predictions below.

Barcelona vs PSG Predictions Today: What are the best value betting that you can get?

See the table below for our experts’ top tips on the game

Barcelona vs PSG Predictions
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Both Teams to Score
Yes @ 8/15
Early Goal
No Goal before 25:00 @ 5/6
Number of Cards in Match
Over 3.5 @ 8/13
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How are Barcelona and PSG doing this year?

We will have a short preview of how the two sides have performed so far not only in the UCL.

Are we happy with how Barcelona performs?

Barcelona has had an ‘’interesting’’ season so far and we don’t really mean it in a good way. The Catalans score a lot, but they also concede a lot. Theirs is rarely a clean sheet in their games as over the last 10 matches that the team has played, they have allowed a goal in 8 of those.

Barca dominated the group stage in 2020 but lost 0-3 to Juventus which prevented them from getting the top spot in Group G.

Does PSG’s recent form suggest they can move past Barcelona?

PSG logoPSG hasn’t had a very easy year in Ligue 1 this season. They are currently in 2nd place trailing by 1 point behind Lille. Now, we still think PSG goes home a champion at the end of the season, but this is not booked.

When it comes to the UEFA Champions League, PSG has been eliminated in the round of 16 for three years in a row before playing in the final last year. This explains why they aren’t favored to qualify. Without Neymar and Di Maria, the pressure will be high on Mbappé tonight.

Barcelona vs PSG: Our top predictions on the game at hand

  • Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 8/15
  • Early Goal: No Goal before 25:00 @ 5/6
  • Number of Cards in Match: Over 3.5 @ 8/13
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Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 8/15

We already stated that Barca scores and also allow a lot of goals. Messi scores an average of 1.0 goals in home wins for Barcelona this year in the UCL. The other stat that we really care about is the rate at which PSG finds the net.

They have put the ball inside the goal in 40 of their last 41 Champions league matches. This is something we definitely cannot disregard when deciding to bet on this market. The odds aren't huge but the value is definitely there.

Early Goal: No Goal before 25:00 @ 5/6

Here is the logic behind this one. Yes, we think there will be goals in the match and yes, we think both teams will score. However, PSG barely allows any first-half goals when visiting the Catalans. They have visited Barcelona 4 times over the last 5 seasons and have conceded a goal in the first half only twice.

We also think that both teams may start the match a little bit tentative because this is the first UCL game for the year and we expect that there will be some ‘’adaptation’’ period.

Number of Cards in Match: Over 3.5 @ 8/13

Barcelona doesn't commit many hard fouls but they have their moments. Over their last 5 UCL matches, Barcelona has averaged 2 yellow cards per game.

This is not as important as the fact that PSG's players get easily frustrated if the game doesn't go their way. In their last 6 International matches against the top-flight competition (2020 UCL final included) the team has averaged a whopping 3.3 yellow cards per game. This gives us very good value here.

Check out our full predictions for Champions League here.

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