PSG and Bayern will take to the field again after their memorable first leg game last midweek. Mauricio Pochettino's side has the slight advantage after their 3-2 win at Allianz Arena. Both sides tried to made changes to their sides in the league action, although some of it has to do with injuries.
PSG now trail Lille in Ligue 1 race
Lille's win at Parc des Princes is a historic feat that could lead them one step closer to the title. Christoph Galtier's side managed to keep the momentum with a hard-fought victory at Metz in this weekend's Ligue 1 opener.
PSG followed it up with a win that was never in doubt for a minute at Strasbourg. They recorded their first win since 2007 at Strasbourg. Pablo Sarabia was one of the best performers as he played well and scored his sixth league goal of the season.
Kylian Mbappe extended his lead at the top of the scoring chart with his 21st of the season. The other two goals came from Moise Kean, who netted his twelve Ligue 1 strike, and a beautiful freekick from Leandro Paredes, who scored his first goal in 51 Ligue 1 games. Pochettino gave debut appearances for Xavi Simons and Kenny Nagera.
When and where to watch?
The match kicks off at 20:00 on Tuesday 13th April 2021, and the entire game will be available on BT Sport 2.
Bayern drop points with a depleted side
Similarly, there were also debuts for Bayern. The difference is, in Hans Flick's case, the players played from the start. Josip Stanisic started as the fullback. Thiago Dantas, whose loan deal from Benfica is not expected to be made permanent, began in midfield.
There was also a rare start for Bouna Sarr, who turned out to be one of the season's flops. Tanguy Nianzou also played only a second game in Bayern's shirt. Flick made many changes to deal with the fixture congestion and replacing injured players.
Bayern ultimately dropped points with Markus Ingvartsen's late strike, but they're still five points clear in the top. Last weekend's win at RB Leipzig pretty much confirmed the title would stay at Bayern for another season. In Jamal Musiala, who once again was on target against Union Berlin, they find a definite star for the future.
One of the best first leg games?
It was a memorable fixture back in Allianz Arena. Kylian Mbappe scored twice, with the first being down on Manuel Neuer's mistake before the winner showing the future Ballon d'Or candidate's qualities. Bayern had 31 shots in the game that had everything in challenging weather conditions.
PSG & Bayern Team News
Neymar would be back in the PSG's side after missing out in the league win at Strasbourg due to suspension. Angel Di Maria was given a rest while Idrissa Gueye is also expected to return to the lineup as well as Paredes, who missed the trip to Bayern with suspension. The defence is depleted, with Marquinhos fighting to be back after being substituted early after scoring in Bayern.
Lewandowski remains the significant absence, but Bayern have more worries on the weekend. Kingsley Coman had to be substituted in halftime. At the same time, Jerome Boateng could also face further checkup to make it to this second leg. Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Sule missed the game against Union due to injuries. Serge Gnabry is out of the game, but Bayern bosses are hopeful Leon Goretzka could return in time.
Chapter two of a great battle?
PSG had two memorable Champions League nights at Old Trafford and Allianz Arena. Still, they're now expected to finish the tie at their ground. Pochettino doesn't have a good home record at PSG. They will continue to play European football if they manage to keep Bayern from scoring three and avoid defeats by a two-goal margin.
|Bayern to win||21/17 (2.24)||SBK|
|PSG to qualify||7/10 (1.41)||SBK|
|Under 3.5 total goals||47/50 (1.94)||Novibet|