Already in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, football fans are waiting for a fantastic match between the giants of world football – Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. This match is attractive for betting not only among football fans, but even among those who play at casino Mostbet. It is noteworthy that the first confrontation between these teams were take place on February 14, on St. Valentine’s Day.
Of course, both teams are more than worthy of reaching the next stage, but there will be only one winner in this two-legged confrontation. Consider the French team’s chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the 2023 Champions League.
PSG’s path to the 2023 Champions League Playoffs
Despite the fact that the French team currently has some of the best players in the world, in a fairly simple group, as it seemed at first glance, the Parisians experienced certain problems. Needless to say, PSG were able to get a ticket to the 1/8 finals, taking only second place in the standings.
The Paris club was in a group with Benfica, Juventus and Maccabi Haifa. Despite the fact that initially it seemed that the Turin club would become the main rival of the team of Christophe Galtier in this group, everything went according to a different scenario. The start of the tournament for Messi and the company was successful. In the first round, PSG dealt with Juventus in front of their native fans with a score of 2: 1, then Maccabi was defeated in Israel with a score of 1: 3. It would seem that the Parisians will easily get the first place, but further paired matches against Benfica put these plans in doubt. In Portugal and in France, the same score was recorded – 1:1. In the 5th round of the Champions League, the PSG players did not leave a stone unturned from Maccabi (7:2), and in the final round in Turin they beat Juventus (1:2).
Despite the fact that the team of Christophe Galtier managed to score 14 points in 6 matches, this was not enough to reach the 1/8 finals from the first place. The fact is that Benfica also scored 14 points and became the leader of the group in terms of additional indicators. This oversight cost PSG very dearly, as Bayern Munich became the rival of the Parisian team in the Playoffs.
History of confrontations
In recent years, these two clubs meet each other with enviable constancy. In 2017, the draw brought Bayern and PSG into the Champions League group. The teams got home wins. The Parisian club outplayed the opponent at the home stadium with a score of 3:0, and Bayern got the victory also scoring 3 goals, but conceding one.
In 2020, Bayern and PSG became the strongest teams in the Champions League and met each other in the final match. Then Munich turned out to be stronger. The only goal in the 59th minute of the match was scored by the French Kingsley Team from the transfer of Joshua Kimmich.
In 2021, the rivals revealed the strongest in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In the match in Germany, the PSG players were stronger, who won with a score of 2:3, but at their home stadium, the Parisians lost with a score of 0:1.
The French entered the new year leaving a double impression. The PSG star team has already managed to stumble twice in games with Lens and Rennes, and in other respects, at the moment, the Galtier team is showing a rather uncertain game. At the same time, the French have no problems with the squad, they are confidently leading in Ligue 1, therefore, there is some relaxation. Lionel Messi, after the triumph with the Argentina national team at the World Cup, is not averse to getting another Champions League cup, but Kylian Mbappe currently does not have gold medals in this tournament at all. Therefore, there is no doubt that the Parisians will approach the game against Bayern with extreme motivation.
As for Bayern, the Germans are also not happy with the results of their fans at the moment. Experts agree that Munich will get their form just in time for mid-February. Bayern have already lost points with Leipzig and Cologne. In the home match against “Kozlov”, the team equalized the score only in stoppage time by the referee. Bayern are quite difficult to give goals, in addition, the Munich club already has one important loss. The injury was the leader of the attacks – Sadio Mane, who by the first match against the Parisians with a high degree of probability will not recover.
If we talk directly about the first match of this confrontation, which will be held on February 14 in Paris, then PSG is the favorite here. The coefficient for the victory of the Parisians is – 2.37, for the victory of Bayern – 2.75. However, if we consider the coefficients for the passage of teams to the quarterfinals, then the situation is different here. The passage of Bayern into the next stage is estimated at a coefficient of 1.71, PSG – 2.13.