PSG vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head Preview | Score Prediction | Champions League 2022
The UEFA Champions League is back with an enthralling fixture, as PSG go head-to-head against Spanish giants Real Madrid on Tuesday night at the Parc des Princes.
On this massive occasion, Sportco brings an exclusive coverage of the big game which includes an in-depth preview, form guide, H2H Stats, Predicted Lineup and Score Prediction.
Match: Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid
Date: 15th Feb 2022
Time: 8 pm (UK time)
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee: Daniele Orsato
PSG vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Preview
PSG will continue their quest for a Champions League trophy, the only trophy they are yet to win in their history.
The Parisians have done tremendous business in off-season transfer, buying some world-class players, which ultimately made them favourites for every competition.
But unfortunately, they have failed to form chemistry with each other, resulting in fewer goals and putting Pochettino in a dilemma. As he yet to get the best out of them.
In contrast, Real Madrid were excellent in the beginning of the season, before their form started to deteriorate, as they struggled to win games and found themselves just four points above Sevilla in La Liga.
They were also eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao and now face a huge task in the Champions League round of 16.
PSG vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head
PSG vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Form guide
PSG vs Real Madrid: UCL Trivia
- PSG and Real Madrid have met on each other 10 times in Champions League, with Real Madrid edging PSG in head-to-head stats (W4 D3 L3).
- Vinicius Junior is the only player who has carried the ball further upfield than any other player in Champions League this season. (1,227 metres)
- In the last three editions of the Champions League (since 2019-20), only three players have made the most successful take-ons, Lionel Messi (100), Neymar (87) and Kylian Mbappé (69).
- Karim Benzema has netted in each of his last four Champions League games, scoring five goals in total. The Real Madrid striker could become the third player if he scores in his fifth consecutive game, after Cristiano Ronaldo (between 2013 and 2018) and Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2007.
PSG vs Real Madrid: Flashback Match
PSG vs Real Madrid has always been a high-voltage game, including this one too when PSG came from 2-0 down to hold the Spanish giants in Champions League group game.
Los Blancos found the breakthrough when Karim Benzema tapped from Isco’s shot which hit the post. Keylor Navas had a busy night as he held out again and again.
With 10 minutes remaining in the clock, Real Madrid doubled their lead, and it was again their star striker Benzema who headed home Marcelo’s cross, and it looked like he put the game to bed.
However, PSG rose from ashes when Mbappe tapped into an empty net after Varane and Courtois got in a mix-up. Then, PSG started to threaten more, looking for a second goal.
Bernat cross in the box, which was stepped over by Mbappe and Neymar, met Julian Draxler’s, who blasted the ball, but it was blocked and Sarabia at the right place slotted the loose ball top corner restoring the parity. As the game ended 2-2.
PSG vs Real Madrid: Predicted Lineup
Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Verratti, Gueye, Wijnaldum; Messi, Mbappe, Di Maria
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Jovic, Vinicius
PSG vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Prediction
Real Madrid will need to step up to the occasion, or else they will be punished badly. Their star striker Karim Benzema is doubtful for the fixture, which will affect them upfront, and their ageing midfield could be outclassed by PSG’s Verratti, Paredes and Danilo.
Moreover, the Los Blancos have been sloppy in past games and will need to make amends in this fixture.
While PSG are on the same line, they have failed to exhibit top-class display. Pochettino will need to get his tactics right to get the most out of the front three, who have not lived up to the expectations. However, the return of Neymar will boost their morale, and PSG most certainly will be looking to claim a win.