Looking to finish off the job on foreign soil in midweek and collect a huge scalp on route to the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League, Borussia Dortmund will make the trip to a spectator less Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.
Picking up all three points away at European contenders Borussia Mönchengladbach over the weekend, the German outfit find themselves in the midst of an eye-catching five-match winning run across all competitions, including that 2-1 win over Les Parisiens in the first-leg a fortnight ago.
On the flip side, while Wednesday’s hosts might have continued to show some worrying inconsistencies since opening the New Year, PSG did put five past Lyon in the Coupe de France last time out and are enjoying their own three-match winning run since their defeat in rural Germany last month.
Although BVB might make the trip to the French capital undoubtedly still boosted by their stunning 2-1 victory at Signal-Iduna-Park a fortnight ago, Lucien Favre’s men do hold a worrying European record on the road.
Hit with back-to-back away day defeats against the likes of Inter Milan and Barcelona in this year’s tournament, another defeat for Dortmund can be found priced at 3/4 with Betfair for Wednesday night.
Mbappe to lead the charge?
Although their shock 4-4 draw away at relegation scrappers Amiens last month may have highlighted PSG’s inconsistencies this season, Les Parisiens do hold a fearsome reputation for their performances in the final third and find themselves in the midst of a three-match winning run.
Including putting five past Lyon in the Coupe de France last week, Thomas Tuchel’s men have bagged a stunning 13 goals on their winning run and have also scored a quartet of goals in their last three straight matchups in the capital.
While the former BVB boss might still be dealing with some continued issues at the back, Tuchel will be hugely excited by Kylian Mbappe’s extended purple patch since opening March.
Despite missing training on Monday due to a sore throat, the World Cup winner is expected to feature on Wednesday and will still be boosted from his goalscoring antics last time out.
Bagging a hat-trick against Lyon one week ago, the pacey forward has now found the net in his last three matches on the bounce, recording six strikes on his scintillating run.
With eight goals in his last seven appearances across all formats, you might be interested to know that Mbappe can be found priced at 4/5 with Paddy Power to extend on his recent purple patch at the Parc des Princes in midweek.
Haaland at the double
Picking up what could be a crucial 2-1 win away at Borussia Mönchengladbach over the weekend and climbing back to second in the Bundesliga, Lucien Farve finds the mood in his camp at yet another high.
Winning each of their last five matches on the bounce and still boosted by their shock 2-1 win over PSG a fortnight ago, the German outfit have quickly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting teams across Europe.
If Dortmund are to see of the job in midweek and end their torrid European run outside of rural Germany, then there is no doubt that Farve will be calling on attacking sensation Erling Haaland to lead their charge in midweek.
While the Danish marksman may have drawn a blank in back-to-back matchups for the first time since making his January switch from Red Bull Salzburg, the 19-year-old has continued to take Europe by storm, especially due to his exploits in this year’s Champions League.
Bagging what was a stunning brace against PSG a fortnight ago, Haaland has already recorded 10 European goals this season and sits only behind Robert Lewandowski in the overall charts.
Averaging a strike every 43 minutes, you might be interested to know that the BVB star can be found priced at 1/1 with Ladbrokes to extend on his tally in the French capital.