Champions League: PSG v Valencia match preview
A look ahead to Wednesday nights Champions League knockout fixture at the Parc des Princes
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Paris Saint-Germain will be without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he was sent off in the last minute of the first leg. Despite the red card, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will take a one goal lead back to the Parc des Princes and that gives them the advantage going into this game.
Valencia will hope they can bounce back and get more than twogoals in France to keep their Champions League dreams alive with away goals. They’ll look to midfielder Jonas and striker Roberto Soldado to supply some clinical finishing to get them through this difficult tie.
Not having to deal with the skills, height and quick feet of Ibrahimovic will help the away sides cause, but PSG have a very strong squad and replacements that can get goals up front without the Swede. There is also a chance that David Beckham could make his Champions League debut for his new club.
KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7:45pm
Valencia 1 (Rami) PSG (Lavezzi, Pastore), Champions League, February 2013
Paris Saint-Germain have conceded the least goals in the competition so far, three in the group stages and one in the first leg against Valencia
Valencia have not failed to score in the Champions League so far this season, home or away
PSG are unbeaten when they have played at home in the current Champions League campaign
Valencia have seen two players shown a red card in the Champions League, that is the second highest total in the competition.
PSG to win: 1.91
Valencia to win: 4.4
TV: Live on Sky Sports 4 at 7:45pm, highlights on Thursday on Sky Sports 2 at 12:00am
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