Barcelona vs PSG prediction, odds & betting tips – 16/04/2024

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Barcelona are set to play PSG for a place in the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, 16 April when the two European heavyweights go toe-to-toe at the Olympic Stadium.

Barcelona have a healthy 3-2 advantage coming into the match, although their lead isn't as comfortable as it would have been a few years ago when the away goals rule was in play. Ahead of kick-off, check out our Barcelona vs PSG prediction below.

Barcelona vs PSG prediction: Mbappe vs Lewandowski

Barcelona vs PSG predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both Teams to score

⚽ Correct score prediction

Barcelona 2-2 PSG

⚽ Anytime goalscorer

Kylian Mbappe

Key stats

  • PSG have won just one away match in the Champions League this season (against Real Sociedad in the Round of 16).
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions.
  • Barcelona are looking to reach a Champions League final at Wembley for the third time in their history this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Barca expected to cruise to the semis

  • HOME: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%
  • DRAW: 27/10 (3.70) – 27%
  • AWAY: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Barcelona vs PSG odds indicate that the home side should be winning not only the overall tie but also the match on the night. Barcelona's status as favourites is understandable and fair when you consider their recent unbeaten stretch of 13 games and the fact they are playing their best football of the season so far.

On Tuesday night, they will face a team that is capable of the sublime and the ridiculous. Kylian Mbappe is regarded by many as the best footballer on the planet and he is desperate to give the club's fan the Champions League trophy as a parting gift this summer.

PSG have also had the weekend off after the French Football Federation gave postponed their Ligue 1 fixture to help them prepare for this match. That freshness should give them a boost here.

Other free betting tips for Barcelona vs PSG include over 3.5 goals at 23/20 (2.15) and Robert Lewandowski to score anytime at 13/10 (2.30).

Last five H2Hs: Is another battering on the cards?

Barcelona and PSG have been involved in several Champions League classics against one and other in recent years, including the Champions League's biggest-ever comeback in 2017 when Barcelona overturned a 4-0 loss in the first leg by winning 6-1 in the second.

The scars of that defeat shouldn't impact PSG too much, as they have since won 4-1 at the Camp Nou.

UEFA Champions League 10/04/24

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PSG

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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UEFA Champions League 10/03/21

PSG

PSG

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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UEFA Champions League 16/02/21

Barcelona

Barcelona

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UEFA Champions League 08/03/17

Barcelona

Barcelona

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PSG

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UEFA Champions League 14/02/17

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PSG

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Barcelona

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Barcelona preview: Looking to re-enter the big time

Barcelona's late winner in Paris last week came courtesy of Andreas Christensen, but the defender was booked shortly after, which earned him a suspension for the second leg. Sergi Roberto will also be missing on Tuesday night due to suspension, while Gavi and Keita Alejandro Balde are out injured.

Predicted lineup: Ter Stegen (GK), Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo, de Jong, Gundogan, Pedri, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix

PSG preview: Can they finally break their UCL duck?

PSG is without Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Rico, and Layvin Kurzawa for the return leg with Barcelona, but Luis Enrique will head to Catalonia with plenty of fresh legs after the French Football Federation gave his squad the weekend off.

Former Real Madrid man, Marco Asensio, will be particularly keen to make his mark on Tuesday.

Predicted lineup: Donnarumma (GK), Marquinhos, Hernandez, Beraldo, Mendes, Vitinha, Lee, Ruiz, Dembele, Mbappe, Asensio

Player to watch: Ousmane Dembele

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Ousmane Dembele has a night against his former club to look forward to on Tuesday night and he will be hoping to get himself on the scoresheet once again and after netting against them in Paris last week.

Time to silence the critics

Dembele never reached the heights expected at Barcelona, which led to plenty of criticism from the Barcelona faithful, who are pretty unforgiving with underperforming stars. The Frenchman would love nothing more than to have the last laugh by knocking them out of the Champions League.

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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.