The Champions League Group A gets underway this week as Club Brugge looks to overturn the high attacking Paris Saint Germaine. The match schedules for Wednesday at the Jan-Breydel- Stadion with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Belgian outfit head into the clash after finishing second in the group. In addition, the side came off a 3-0 win over OV Oostende in the Pro League. On the other hand, PSG continued their dominance in Ligue 1 with a 4-0 win over Clermont Foot 63.
This will mark Brugge’s fourth consecutive appearance in the Champions League. However, the Belgian outfit is yet to make it past the knockout rounds in Europe’s elite tournament.
Furthermore, it is a tough climb this time around in Group A alongside, PSG, RB Leipzig and Manchester City. Philiple Clement’s side makes it to the group stages after bagging their 17th title last season.
On the other hand, PSG is looking more superior outfit following their unbelievable summer recruitment. However, their memories in the Champions League are far from complete.
The side succumbed to Manchester City in both legs to drop out in the semi-finals. In the domestic front, the Les Parisians are on high form with five wins in their last five games.
However, PSG starts the group stages after losing each of their last three games in the Champions League.
Club Brugge vs. PSG Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other, with Brugge without a win while PSG with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Club Brugge 3-0 KV Oostende
- KAA Gent 6-1 Club Brugge
- Club Brugge 3-2 K. Beerschot V.A.
- SV Zulte Waregem 0-4 Club Brugge
- Club Brugge 1-1 Cercle Brugge
- PSG 4-0 Clermont
- Reims 0-2 PSG
- Brest 2-4 PSG
- PSG 4-2 Strasbourg
- Troyes 1-2 PSG
Club Brugge Team News
Midfielder Eder Balanta came off the pitch in the first half of their last encounter after picking a hip flexor strain. In addition, the attacking department is looking short with Jose Izquierdo with a knee injury.
PSG Team News
Mauricio Pochettino has a clean bill of players to choose from with Neymar, Leandro Paredes, and Lionel Messi available. However, Angel di Maria and Idrissa Gueye are unavailable due to suspension. Nuno Mendes will be looking to make a debut at full-back.
Prediction and Odds
Given that Messi, Neymar and Mbappe are likely to start, we expect a goal galore this weekend on one end.
- PSG Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Messi to Score