PARIS ST GERMAIN stand on the brink of another failed Champions League campaign unless they can go to Germany and stun Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Year after year, PSG have fallen agonisingly short in all manner of different ways. But whatever excuses you use or whatever way you dress it up, for a team with their off-the-scale financial backing and a superstar attacking line-up, it's a scandal they have yet to lift the trophy.
To do so this year and break the hex, they have to travel to Bavaria and overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit in Paris against the Champions League royalty of Bayern Munich.
Since that defeat, PSG have got back on track after a very sticky spell with high-scoring home wins over Lille and Nantes and an impressive, classy 3-0 win at the Stade Velodrome against Ligue 1 challengers Marseille.
Bayern face a real challenge this season for their Bundesliga crown from plenty of clubs with Borussia Dortmund level on points with them and Union Berlin chasing too.
They defeated Union before winning at Stuttgart ahead of this showdown against Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, who scored his 201st goal for the club at the weekend.
But Neymar is out injured and that's a huge loss.
Bayern Munich are favourites even though a draw would do them nicely. They are 5/6 with 10bet.
PSG can be backed at 14/5 with Coral and the draw is 10/3 with bet365.
Bayern broke PSG's hearts on Valentine's Day last month with that 1-0 win. But PSG won 3-2 in their last visit to Bavaria in 2021. Bayern won the Champions League Final three years ago between the clubs.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting celebrating his new contract with Bayern with yet another goal at the weekend – the third game in a row he's netted. He is 31/20 to score with UniBet.
Mbappe's weekend goal was the club-record strike for PSG and he's a man on top of his game right now. He was only a sub in the first leg after recovering from injury and will be on a mission here. He is 8/5 to score any time with bet365.
Bayern don't need to win, but they probably will and hand PSG more frustration. They look too strong all over the pitch and Neymat's absence for PSG is a crushing blow.
Instead of backing them to win at odds-on, you can get 2/1 on a home win with both teams to score and with PSG having to go for it, that looks the call with Betfred.
PSG have been involved in 16 goals in their last three games and with Bayern unlikely to shut up shop, this looks nailed on for goals too. Try the 5/4 with UniBet for over 3.5 goals.
This UEFA Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain will be played on Mar 8, 2023 and kick off at 20:00.