The European football world will shift its focus towards matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage where Paris Saint-Germain will be hosting their Premier League counterpart Newcastle on Wednesday, 29th November at Parc des Princes.
With two losses and the same number of wins, PSG stands in the 2nd position in the Group F point tables. To cement their place in the round of 16, PSG will have to score a win in the upcoming fixture.
The Magpies are not having a good time at the group stage of the European Competition as they stand at the bottom of the Group F point table with a single win. The top bookmakers in India have great odds with them.
Mbappe has scored 6 goals in the last 5 fixtures and has the probability to give an advantage to PSG against Newcastle.
The betting tip is...
Kyline Mbappe to score a goal
The hosts were stunned in the last meeting against the Magpies as they witnessed a loss at the St. James’ Park by 4-1. They will look forward to an act of sweet revenge at the home ground in front of their fans while not allowing the opposition to dominate the match.
With an average possession of 68.8% in the ongoing season of European football, PSG has showcased a calm and composed style of play. They are not making any mistakes when it comes to scoring goals as the hosts have 16.27 shots with 6.15 shots on target.
The defence of PSG has also shown creativity as the team has won 50% of its games without conceding any goal. While playing at Parc des Princes, Luis Enrique and his boys won’t be intimidated by the Magpies.
With 15 Goals and 1 Assist, Kyline Mbappe is at the top of his form. On average, he passes the ball 38.72 times in a single fixture with a pass completion rate of 86.28%.
Achraf Hakimi and Kolo Muani will be missing the fixture because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Donnarumma (GK), Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez, Lee, Ugarte, Zaire-Emery, Dembele, Ramos & Mbappe
After 20 years, the Magpies qualified for the Champions League but they are not having a positive tournament and the visitors are in desperate need of a win to make sure that they still have a hope to qualify for the round of 16.
With an average possession of 49.29% in the ongoing season, Newcastle has displayed their weakness in keeping the ball with them. They need more time on the ball with frequent correct passes.
The attack has been below average with 5.41 shots on target and they have scored goals in 72.22% of matches. The Magpies are also struggling with their defence as they have only won 44.44% of fixtures without conceding any goal.
Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson have 7 goals on their name with 0 assists. They both will be expected to break the defence and score goals in the game.
Burn, Barnes, Anderson, Botman, Isak, Manquillo, and Targett are in the injury room and hence won’t be travelling with the team.
Predicted Lineup: Pope (GK), Trippier, Schär, Livramento, Lascelles, Almirón, Willock, Longstaff, Wilson, Joelinton & Gordon
Both teams have only met once and the Champions League 2023-24 first leg was the first fixture.
The Magpies were the dominant winners but playing in France against one the Ligue 1’s dominant club won’t be an easy task.
PSG has a dominant attack with 81% of shots on target and Newcastle has struggled with their defence. We predict a win for PSG against Newcastle.