Paris Saint-Germain loaded up on star players in the transfer market and now set out to finally conquer the Champions League. The Parisians’ ownership group, Qatari Sports Investment, is desperate to win the Champions League this season with the World Cup in Qatar next year.

Club Brugge vs PSG Match Preview

First up for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage are Club Brugge. The Blue and Black won the Belgian top flight last season and are aiming for a strong showing in the Champions league. These teams met in the 2019-20 Champions League group stage with Paris Saint-Germain pushing the Belgian team to the side with ease on both occasions. PSG won by a combined score of 6-1.

Paris Saint-Germain were the Champions League runners up in 2019-20. They lost the tournament final to Bayern Munich. Now, with the likes of Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Donnarumma joining Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, leading bookies have PSG as the favourite to win the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain's best betting odds to win the Champions League are at 10/3.

A Club Brugge win would be a major upset. Can the Belgian champions claim points against Paris Saint-Germain at home on matchday 1 of the Champions League?

Club Brugge vs Paris Saint-Germain Betting Odds

 

 

Mauricio Pochettino’s team should walk through France’s Ligue 1 this season. With the talent at the manager’s disposal, it shouldn’t be difficult for Paris Saint-Germain to regain the Ligue 1 title after losing out to Lille in 2020-21. The Parisians have started the new campaign in good form with five straight wins in the league. They have outscored opponents 16-5 in five games while posting two wins to nil.

 

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on an away win for Paris Saint-Germain are at ¼. Paris Saint-Germain and Club Brugge are joined in Champions League Group A by Manchester City and RB Leipzig. The Parisians should battle Manchester City for top spot in the group.

However, PSG played RB Leipzig in last season’s Champions League group stage and struggled against the Germans. RB Leipzig saw multiple changes in the offseason and are not the same team as they were last season.

Club Brugge are playing at home and go into the match with Paris Saint-Germain with the best betting odds of 12/1. The Blue and Black have started the season on the domestic front in decent form. Club Brugge have posted a record of 4W-2D-1L.

Club Brugge vs Paris Saint-Germain Team News

Club Brugge midfielder Eder Balanta did not complete the full 90 minutes against Oostende at the weekend. Balanta suffered hip flexor strain and is not available for the game against PSG. Balanta is joined in the treatment room by forward Jose Izquierdo. The forward is nursing from a knee injury.

Aston Villa loanee Wesley is still building up match fitness and is unlikely to make the team. Wesley is still on the comeback trail following a devasting knee injury suffered in January 2020. Well-travelled striker Bas Dost should start in attack.

After missing Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 win over Clermont Foot at the weekend, Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Leandro Paredes should all start against Club Brugge. Messi and Neymar are likely to miss matches in Ligue 1 from time to time this season. It will give them the chance to be fully fit to play in the Champions League.

Pochettino won’t have Angel Di Maria or Idrissa Gueye available for the game due to suspension. In addition, Pochettino is unlikely to have Sergio Ramos, Layvin Kurzawa and Marco Verratti back from their respective injuries just yet either. Football fans could finally see the front three combination for Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe starting together.

Club Brugge vs Paris Saint-Germain H2H

Club Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain met in the Champions League group stage two seasons ago. PSG won both fixtures by a combined 6-0 scoreline. The Parisians spanked Club Brugge in Belgium with a 5-0 win. Club Brugge will need to conjure up something magical to defeat Paris Saint-Germain and the club’s two part-time footballers – Neymar and Messi.

Paris Saint-Germain average 3.2 goals per game this season. Club Brugge average 2.14 goals per match in all competitions. It will be difficult for Club Brugge to create good goalscoring chances.

Club Brugge vs Paris Saint-Germain Prediction

Paris Saint-Germain to win to nil @ 11/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Paris Saint-Germain kept two clean sheets versus Club Brugge the last time these teams played in the Champions League group stage in 2019-20. Our betting tips prediction is for that trend to continue as PSG post a third straight win to nil against Club Brugge. Pochettino’s team has won back-to-back Ligue 1 matches to nil and this should be their third straight game without conceding a goal overall. Brugge should struggle to get up to PSG’s speed.

 

Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 8/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Kylian Mbappe doesn’t get the respect he deserves in Paris. Without Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain would solely rely on Neymar, who has proven since joining the club that he isn’t dedicated to it. Mbappe has four goals in five games this season. He has added two assists to the PSG cause and contributed to 38% of the team’s scoring. Our betting tips prediction is to back Mbappe to score anytime.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 4/9 - BET NOW

 

 

Paris Saint-Germain's last trip to Brugge’s Jan Breydel Stadion ended in a 5-0 win. The Parisians could put another heavy loss on the Black and Blue in Brugge. Paris Saint-Germain defeated Clermont Foot 5-0 at the weekend and with Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe potentially playing in attack, we could see Pochettino’s team run away with the win.

 

Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to win the Champions League for a reason. The problem for them will be in the knockout stage against stronger opposition. Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe do not defend; rather the trio walk around the middle of the pitch. Against teams like Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain will have problems. However, on Wednesday night, there will be no issues as PSG win against Club Brugge.