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Real Sociedad swing by Paris Saint-Germain this coming Wednesday for at first leg Champions League round of 16 qualifying match at the Parc des Princes.

Paris Saint-Germain count themselves a bit lucky, managing to grab second place while losing twice in an extremely tight group. They proved their worth though, but how equipped are they for a match against a tight outfit like Real Sociedad.

The group stages were not without their problems for Real Sociedad as they proved relatively vulnerable. While remaining undefeated, they managed to top the group with just three wins.

Coming through the group stage as second placed, Paris Saint-Germain still have all to lose against Real Sociedad. All and sundry will expect PSG to cruise through to the quarter-finals. Having already dealt twice with a strong side like Inter in the Champions League this season, Real Sociedad know they possess the strength to take on PSG even at Parc des Princes.

The Parisians enter their next Champions League match, averaging a decent 1.8 goals per game in their last ten matches, where they pulled off 18 goals, while also conceding 14 times. That amounts to an average of 1.4 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring twice in this tournament.

Real Sociedad scored seven goals, conceded eight and kept their opponents from scoring five times in ten matches in this tournament.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Sociedad Prediction

Paris Saint-Germain Form

Paris Saint-Germain swept all aside in their last three matches and started off by winning 1-2 against Strasbourg. They went on to defeat Brest 3-1 and made it three on the spin against Lille in a 3-1 victory. Paris Saint-Germain won three of their previous six matches at Parc des Princes in the Champions League. They drew two and suffered one defeats, scoring 14 goals to five against.

Real Sociedad Form

In their last three matches, Real Sociedad drew 0-0 with Girona, drew 0-0 with Mallorca and lost 0-1 against Osasuna. Real Sociedad won twice, while also recording one draw, and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Champions League. The scoreline from these matches says seven goals conceded and four scored.

In current form, it is very difficult to argue against Paris Saint-Germain claiming yet another win. Real Sociedad don't look strong enough right now to push their hosts to dropping points.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Sociedad Stats

  • Paris Saint-Germain have scored in the last 19 matches in a row
  • Paris Saint-Germain have not lost the last 12 matches in a row
  • Paris Saint-Germain have not lost the last 10 home matches in a row
  • Paris Saint-Germain have won 9 of the last 10 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Paris Saint-Germain have scored in the last 12 home matches in a row
  • In the last 14 Real Sociedad matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 19 of the last 21 Real Sociedad away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Real Sociedad have not lost 19 of the last 21 matches
  • In 15 of the last 17 Real Sociedad matches in the Champions League, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Real Sociedad have not lost 15 of the last 17 away matches

    Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Sociedad Team News

    Paris Saint-Germain are sweating on the fitness of no less than six players before their match on Wednesday. Kang-In Lee, Ousmane Dembele, Achraf Hakimi, Randal Kolo Muani and Layvin Kurzawa can't be called up by the Paris Saint-Germain-manager, with both serving a ban.

    Layvin Kurzawa, Milan Skriniar, Alexandre Letellier, Sergio Rico, Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe are all absent from the Paris Saint-Germain squad that faces Real Sociedad at Parc des Princes.

    More than a handful of players could be forced out of the next match for Real Sociedad, who are looking at seven players nursing various problems. Igor Zubeldia is suspended from the Real Sociedad squad with too many penalty points to his name.

    Names like Mikel Oyarzabal, Sheraldo Becker, Alvaro Odriozola, Kieran Tierney, Aihen Munoz, Carlos Fernandez and Aritz Elustondo most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Paris Saint-Germain.

    Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Sociedad H2H

    This is the inaugural encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Sociedad in the Champions League, having never previously played each other in any context.

    Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

    Kylian Mbappe look like value in the goal scoring market with three strikes to his name in six Champions League matches. The visitors are crossing their fingers Brais Mendez adds to his three Champions League goals come on Wednesday.

    Paris Saint-Germain won eight of their last 10 matches on home soil, while drawing two in a run that saw them avoid defeat in front of their home supporters. Real Sociedad won five of their last 10 away games across all tournaments, whilst also drawing four and suffering defeat one times. Real Sociedad are excellent at shutting up shop with no less than eight clean sheets in the last 10 away matches. Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain have been able to keep a clean sheet in three of their last 10 home games.

    Paris Saint-Germain performed an average of 3.1 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of the last ten outings for Real Sociedad, who managed to score 0.8 times in those matches.