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In a search for their first Champions League points this season, PSG host Serbian outsiders Red Star (Crvena Zvezda). The game, which is set to start at 18:55 CET, will be played in Paris in front of nearly 50.000 fans at the Parc des Princes.
PSG vs Red Star Preview
The main question ahead of the match is not whether PSG will score, but how many. Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) defied the odds by keeping a clean sheet versus Napoli, but the chances of them repeating the same achievement in Paris are practically zero. Paris Saint-Germain is the highest scoring club in Europe (27 goals in 8 matches played) and one of two (along with Juventus) with a perfect record in the domestic championship. Neymar leads the charge with seven goals scored, including two in the team’s last road win against Nice. Edinson Cavani was rested over the weekend so he can be better prepared for this clash.
The trio of Neymar, Mbappe, and Cavani is nothing like Crvena Zvezda have ever seen before. This is their first Champions League endeavor in 26 years. They did face some excellent clubs and players during that time, but none come close to these three.
Red Star Belgrade played three games since the 0-0 draw with Napoli. They snatched a point in the eternal derby with Partizan, and then beat Napredak (3-0) and Mladost (2-1). Of course, neither of those teams is nearly at the level PSG are.
PSG vs Red Star Bet365 Odds
PSG 1.07 (1/11)
Draw 15 (14/1)
Red Star 34 (33/1)
PSG to score over 3.5 goals 2.1 (11/10)
PSG to score over 4.5 goals 3.4 (12/5)
PSG vs Red Star Prediction
Paris SG is chasing Champions League glory. The game with Red Star Belgrade is one of those goal difference pumping ones. The loss to Liverpool makes it even worse for the visitors because PSG now knows goal difference will likely matter at the end. Look for Tuchel’s men to push from the start and score in bunches.