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A win and a defeat each has left these two sides in a tie for second at the moment, and that final knockout spot could rest heavily on the outcome of the back to back meetings either side of the international break.
PSG got off to a poor start to the season, losing both their opening fixtures though their upturn in results coincided with the return of Kylian Mbappe as they now sit two points clear of Lille at the top of the table after seven successive victories.
Leipzig have seen something of the opposite happen as after winning six of their first seven unbeaten matches across all competitions, they’ve now succumbed to back to back defeats to Man United and Borussia Monchengladbach, both coming to nil, which is not the kind of form you want to be hosting the Parisians off the back of.
These two have only met once before, though that came just a couple of months ago in last season’s one-legged semi-final.
Thomas Tuchel’s side ran out 3-0 winners on that night in Lisbon and with no drastic overhaul’s of either squad since that clash, it’s difficult to disregard it considering just how dominant the French side were that evening.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side couldn’t handle the high press and we’d expect a similarly dominant tactical performance here, though the saving grace for the German outfit is the fact that this is on home soil.
Leipzig have won all four of their matches at the Red Bull arena this season, though that’s a stark contrast to their home form at the back end of last year when they managed just one victory from their last seven home games.
Considering their four such victories this year have come over Mainz, Schalke, Hertha Berlin and Group H whipping boys Istanbul Basaksehir, we wouldn’t exactly be wary of their home record.
PSG To Beat Leipzig
Since a 1-0 defeat in their opening Ligue 1 fixture to Lens, when playing a largely second-string side, PSG have now won five road trips on the bounce.
Though what’s even more impressive is the manner of those victories which has seen them score an average of 2.8 goals per game, while they have kept clean sheets in all five of those games.
It’s on those grounds that we’re surprised to see the hosts go into this clash as favourites, and the value certainly looks to be siding with the visitors in what could be a pivotal game in the outcome of this group.