Champions League group play is underway and defending champions Chelsea continued their strong defensive play defeating Zenit 1-nil. Serie A giants were able to pick up their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Malmo. However, the biggest surprise comes from the Swiss Champions, Young Boys, as they came from behind and defeated Premier League runner ups Manchester United.
We have an exciting match to kick off Group A where PSG hope this season brings them their first major European championship. Over the summer, PSG spent a hefty sum of money to pick up more star players. A few they were able to acquire were Archraf Hakimi, Georginino Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos, and most notably Lionel Messi.
Pairing the new talent with the other starts Mbappe and Neymar legitimately gives the PSG faithful something to be excited about. There’s no doubt they got better; which was much needed after Lille ended their three-year Ligue 1 championship streak. With the new players, did their defense improve? That remains the question.
The bet I am interested in is both teams to score (-110), it might not be the most popular bet of the afternoon but should be one that cashes fairly early. Had this game been played earlier in the season, I would’ve probably sat out or been on PSG spread. However, since the beginning of the season Club Brugge have turned things around. They suffered a slight embarrassment against Gent but in the two matches before that they were able to score four and three goals respectively. In their last game with Oostende, they had the look of a club who was ready to shock the world with PSG in their sights. Scoring three goals on 32 shots with an xG of 5.04, they dismantled Oostende.
In the past and even to start the season PSG haven’t been the models of defensive excellence. Yes, they have kept clean sheets in back to back matches. However, they might have been a bit fortunate to walk away from their match with Clermont Foot without conceding a goal. I will be taking PSG both teams to score (-110) for two units.