Barcelona vs PSG Prediction, 2/16/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs PSG
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (+127) PSG (+171)
Lionel Messi and Barcelona (5-0-1 in Champions League) host PSG (4-0-2 in Champions League) at Camp Nou on Tuesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona and Sergio Rico for PSG. PSG are at at +171 while Barcelona are at +127. The total is set at 3.
Barcelona faced Betis in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. Barcelona tried 21 dribbles in this outing and converted 10 of those dribbles for a rate of 47.6%. In the passing game, they earned a 91.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 688 out of their 754 passing targets in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, Barcelona wrapped this game up at a 25.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 12 shots. Barcelona has an average of 1.90 g/90 (40 total goals) and have racked up 24 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Lionel Messi is a player who should be able to impact this match for Barcelona. Messi has started 448 outings in his career and has 1.01 G/90. The forward hailing from Argentina has recorded 457 goals in 40,647 minutes played. He has totaled 186 assists while tallying 49 yellow card cautions in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Antoine Griezmann, the forward representing for France. Griezmann has totaled 31,748 mins during 372 starts and has been given a total of 60 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 55 times in his career while scoring 155 goals. He currently averages 0.44 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Barcelona will be Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Stegen has been on the field for a total of 24,559 minutes and has accumulated 839 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.98 (267 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 76.5. The keeper playing for Barcelona has faced 1,097 shots tried at him in 273 career starting assignments. Stegen (168-59-46 record in his career) has earned 106 clean sheets, which gives him a 38.8% clean sheet rate.
In their last outing, PSG earned three points by winning 2-0 against Marseille. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 448 of the 517 attempted passes for a rate of 86.7%. PSG finished the match with a 63.2% successful dribble rate by completing 12 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. PSG landed 2 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them stting at a 22.2% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 55 goals and 36 assists in all their matches, PSG has an average of 2.29 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Neymar should provide solid play for PSG. He is currently averaging 0.71 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 172 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward from Brazil has 15,421 mins while scoring 121 goals. He has 40 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 67 times. Make sure to watch out for Kylian Mbappe, the forward taking the field for PSG. He has totaled 96 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 35 different times. Mbappe has earned himself 11 yellow card cautions in 9,250 mins played (101 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.93.
Sergio Rico will be looking after the goal for PSG. Rico has totaled 48 shutouts while defending 684 shots attempted against him in 13,644 career mins. He has a save % of 69.9 and his shutout rate sits at 32.2%. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 68-27-54. During his pro soccer career, Rico has given up 216 goals and has racked up 477 saves in 149 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Barcelona (+127)
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