Champions League 2022-23 : PSG vs Bayern Match Preview and Lineups

PSG vs Bayern
GAME PSG vs Bayern
DATE 12/02/2023
TIME 01:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA San Siro
LEAGUE Parc des Princes
TV Channel Info

Match Preview of PSG vs Bayern

The champions of France and Germany will collide in the Champions League on Tuesday when Paris Saint-Germain face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Parc des Princes.

PSG are hoping 2023 is the year where they end their long wait for the Champions League trophy, while the Bavarians are dreaming of being crowned champions of Europe for the seventh time.

After being knocked out of the Coupe de France by Marseille, Christophe Galtier's side were aiming to return to winning ways when they travelled to the principality to face Monaco on Saturday, but as it transpired, PSG returned to the capital empty-handed following a dismal 3-1 defeat with all four goals arriving in the first half.

The Parisians still boast a healthy five-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table, but losing two straight games is far from an ideal way to prepare for a European meeting with Bayern Munich - a side they lost to in the 2020-21 Champions League final.

PSG would have hoped to have faced a slightly easier opponent in the last-16, but despite finishing level on 14 points with Benfica, they had to settle for second place in the group, as they lost out to the Portuguese giants on away goals scored.

If the French champions are to avoid a second straight last-16 exit - they were beaten by eventual winners Real Madrid at this stage last season - then they will need to make the most of home advantage, and having won 12 and drawn three of their 15 home games this season, they will certainly be confident that they can take a lead to Germany.

Our Predicted Lineups

PSG possible starting lineup:Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos; Mendes; Pereira; Ruiz, Vitinha, Verratti; Neymar, Messi

Bayern possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Sommer; Cancelo, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Choupo-Moting

Who will win the match?

We say: Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Bayern Munich. This promises to be a thrilling tie between two European heavyweights, and we think the respective defences may be unable to contain the immense firepower that each team has at their disposal. Although we believe Tuesday's meeting will produce an entertaining affair, we expect momentum to swing back and forth, resulting in a drawn first leg.

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