PSG vs Leipzig: PSG will look for its third straight victory in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League when it visits RB Leipzig on Wednesday. The French squad sits atop its group standings with seven points, while RB Leipzig ranks last after failing to notch a point in any of its first three games. That includes a 3-2 defeat to PSG on Oct. 19 in which Lionel Messi scored twice and Kylian Mbappe scored once.
RB Leipzig vs. PSG will kick off at 4 p.m. ET from Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany. PSG is the +135 favorite (risk $100 to win $135) in the latest PSG vs. RB Leipzig odds at Caesars Sportsbook. RB Leipzig is the +185 underdog, while the over-under for total goals is 3.5.
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How to watch PSG vs. RB Leipzig
- Date: Wednesday, November 3
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
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UEFA Champions League picks for PSG vs Leipzig
Before you tune in to Wednesday’s match, you need to see the PSG vs. RB Leipzig picks from SportsLine’s proprietary European soccer model. Created by two Norwegians — professional poker player and sports bettor Jonas Gjelstad, and economics and engineering expert Marius Norheim — the model analyzes worldwide betting data and exploits market inefficiencies, helping its followers cash in. Since coming to SportsLine last year, the algorithm is up over $8,500.
For PSG vs. RB Leipzig, the model is taking under 3.5 total goals scored. The October meeting between these teams had five total goals but the situation, especially from PSG’s side, looks differently this time around. The team will be without Messi, who accounted for two of the goals. His role as a scorer and playmaker means his absence has a ripple effect on the rest of the the squad.
Mbappe also found the back of the net in that earlier matchup, but he’s not in the best form after dealing with an infection over the last week. He missed PSG’s Ligue 1 game on Friday and may not be up to play the full 90 minutes on Wednesday. Being without Messi and having a limited Mbappe could shift PSG schematically to a side that plays more conservatively, leading to fewer goal-scoring opportunities.
As for RB Leipzig, its best goal-scorer in the Bundesliga season hasn’t found the same success in the UEFA Champions League. Emil Forsberg’s four goals lead Leipzig while ranking eighth in the Bundesliga, but he has yet to find the back of the net in European competition. His Champions League struggles, combined with PSG’s personnel adjustments, should lead to a lower game than expected, making the under (3.5) the side to back.
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Paris Saint-Germain are away at RB Leipzig in UEFA Champions League Group A on Wednesday on Paramount+ and will once again boast a star-studded attack in Germany with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria all available to head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
However, there is a fairly important name missing from that list — Lionel Messi is out with a hamstring and knee complaint. He’s not alone either, with the influential Marco Verratti also sidelined which means that the French giants are once again unable to field what could be considered their strongest starting XI.
In fact, Pochettino’s strongest possible PSG starting XI remains shrouded in mystery given how infrequently the former Tottenham Hotspur manager has had free rein to select from his lavish menu of options, which is further complicated by just how little time this deep roster of talented players has spent together — something Messi hinted at in his recent interview with SPORT.