Barcelona v Paris St-Germain Betting: Early breakthrough expected at the Camp Nou

Alex Caparros
With both sides looking for an early goal, our tipster thinking backing the first strike to occur before the 22nd minute looks a solid selection

Barcelona's 5-0 demolition of Celta Vigo at the weekend was a timely reminder of how good the Blaugrana can be at their very best and the rest was just what they needed ahead of Wednesday's visit of PSG.

The hosts need another 5-0 win over the Parisian outfit to progress to the next round in normal time following their calamitous 4-0 first leg defeat at the Parc des Princes, yet on Saturday night Barca showed on the pitch that anything is still possible.

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The fans at the Camp Nou responded with placards of support, suggesting they believe the team can produce a comeback and come kick off the biggest stadium in Spain will be filled with growing optimism.

What Barca need, of course, is an early goal and even then it might not be enough, although bet365 make them clear favourites to win on the night at 9/20 (1.45). PSG meanwhile can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) and the problem for Barcelona is that should their opponents score, it would leave the Spanish champions needing to net six times. 


Backing an early goal, nevertheless, appeals, and while Luis Enrique's side can are offered at 4/1 (5.00) to be leading after 10 minutes, the price of 5/6 (1.83) for a goal to be scored before 22 minutes looks extremely appealing. Both teams will be in search of an early goal, Barca to gather momentum, and PSG to effectively kill the tie.

The French champions were ahead after 18 minutes of the first leg, and while all the talk in Spain has been of a possible comeback, PSG will surely have a big part to play in the tie. The Ligue 1 side are likely to contribute to a high scoring game and given their prowess in front of goal, the price of 5/6 (1.83) for over 3.5 goals in the game is also worthy of consideration. 

Goal scored before 22 minutes at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with bet365