Real Madrid clinched unprecedented back to back Champions League trophies last season as they continued their utter dominance of Europe, but this season there are cracks starting to show in their star studded squad.
In fact, despite it only being February, the Champions League looks like their only realistic chance of winning silverware this season. They were shockingly knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes in January, and they currently lie 3rd in La Liga with a huge 16 point deficit on Barcelona at the top.
It’s hard to remember a time when Real Madrid were so poor throughout the season to be honest. They do still show glimpses of their former dominance, such as their 5-2 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday and a 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo in January, but apart from that they seem to be struggling far too often.
That win against Real Sociedad on Saturday makes it four wins, three draws, and two defeats in their last nine competitive games, and the fact they finished behind Tottenham in their Champions League group shows that their downturn in form isn’t limited to domestic football.
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Even at the Bernabeu they look increasingly fragile. They have lost three of their last six home games in all competitions, winning just twice and being on the end of a humiliating 3-0 loss in El Classico during that run. PSG will definitely fancy their chances against Los Blancos on Wednesday.
The visitors have long been a big spending club with huge ambitions, but they took it to a new level in the summer with a record breaking move for Neymar and the acquisition of Kylian Mbappe. This was in response to their shock loss of the Ligue 1 title, and after a six match winning streak they reside 12 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and look set to take the title back to the capital.
PSG have been in sensational form this season and have won 14 of their last 15 competitive games. They won five of their six group games in the Champions League, including a 3-0 win over PSG, and scored a total of 20 goals in these six matches.
Away from home they have lost three times this season in total, drawing twice and winning all of the other 16 games. Considering Real Madrid have lost three of their last six at home, backing a PSG Draw No Bet looks a great choice here, along with a 2-1 correct score predictions.
We’re also opting for a couple of anytime goalscorer predictions. Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t had the best of seasons but still has 11 La Liga goals to his name, in addition to a huge nine in the Champions League. The Portuguese star is a Champions League specialist and is way out in front of the top scorer charts with 114 goals, so he looks a great choice. In addition, we’re also backing Kylian Mbappe to find the net. The youngster has ten goals in his 12 Champions League appearances and scored in five of his six knockout stage appearances with Monaco last season.
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