The Champions League last 16 opens with what could potentially be the match of the round as two familiar foes face off in Paris. Having not met in the competition until April 2013, Barcelona and PSG have since played six times in the following four years and now face a two-legged tie to decide who progresses to the quarter finals.
Barca have undoubtedly had the upper hand, especially in the recent meetings which have seen the Catalan giants come out on top in the previous three matches, triumphing by a two-goal margin on each occasion. With that in mind it's of little surprise that the visitors are made just 23/20 (2.15) to win this game by Paddy Power.
That price, while not huge, is likely to attract some support from those who believe that Luis Enrique's side will have too much for a home team that have stuttered on several occasions this season and face a serious battle to retain their domestic crown as Monaco contuine to dominate the division.
Those seeking bigger odds though, will surely be tempted by the chance to get Barca on side at a massive 10/1 (11.0) when opening a new Paddy Power account. To take advantage of this huge price, simply register using the link provided, back the away win at the usual odds shown on site and if the La Liga champions have too much for their French counterparts, then the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value. Winnings paid as free bets. T&C's apply.
Barcelona warmed up for this game with a 6-0 thrashing of Alaves in a dress rehearsal for their upcoming Copa del Rey final and as the outright favourites for Champions League glory, Enrique will harbour hopes for an historic treble this term.
PSG have found some form, coming into this clash off the back of three straight Ligue 1 wins but as the French side have often found, facing Europe's elite clubs is a step too far for them and they do so without some of their key men from seasons past who have either left the club or are side-lined through injury.
With the chance to back the away win at 10/1 (11.0), this offer looks sure to be extremely popular as Europe's premier club competition makes its return with some blockbuster ties.
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