By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 16th September 2018
- Tuesday, 18th September
- Kickoff: 8pm
- Stadium: Anfield, Liverpool
- Channel: BT Sport
Jurgen Klopp’s men are tipped as 6/5 favourites in William Hill’s Liverpool vs PSG odds, whilst the Perisians are betting at 15/8, with a potential draw trading at 29/10.
Liverpool vs PSG: betting tips and predictions
Score predictions: liverpool to win 2-1: odds @ 8/1
Liverpool have won seven of their last eight European matches against French opposition, and given that they bear a ferocious attacking unit, betting tipsters believe that there is a very good chance that this trend will continue.
Sadio Mane will be key for Klopp as he has scored four goals in his last three starts, and will be expected to be a part of the predicted line-up. He has been picked to score first, with odds of 7/1.
Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah, who have picked up goals against Spurs, Crystal Palace and Brighton, are also foreseen to be a part of the action, and we predict at least one of them to make it onto the score sheet.
Yet, the pace that the trio provide on the counter is the greatest collective trait they possess, and the Perisian fullbacks, known for their forward runs, will need to have one eye on the backdoor. Liverpool will exploit spaces left behind if PSG aren’t careful, making them our predicted team to win…
Liverpool vs PSG predictions: Will Cavani save the day?
Predicted scorer: Edinson Cavani to score first: odds @ 11/2
It would be foolish to underestimate the Perisian attack; it too contains blistering pace and skill, yet spearheading the battle charge is Edinson Cavani. In comparison to Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, whilst Cavani is not blessed with great pace, he compensates with his striking ability and shooting accuracy, and with odds of 11/2, we expect him to be PSG’s main threat.
The Frenchman has scored eight goals in 14 appearances in the Champions League against teams from England, including two spectacular goals he scored against then, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. His technicality is rivaled with the physical factor he brings, and we’re betting that he’ll be a prime target during corners and freekicks. We’ve tipped him to cause Van Dijk and co problems at the back as part of our Liverpool vs PSG predictions.
best bet: PSG to come from behind and win, betting @ 8/1
Liverpool might have made summer additions to bolster their defensive unit, but there have been glimpses of their former instabilities evident in their opening Premier League games. There were several nervous moments in the 2-0 over Crystal Palace where lack of communication nearly led to the Eagles scoring; Christian Benteke was in the thick of the action and on another day might have bagged a goal or two.
To cap things off, they almost blundered a two-goal lead against Brighton after their new keeper Allison tried to cryuoff-turn Steve Mounie in his own box, leading to a tough final 20 minutes. The Reds just about managed to clinch the win and had to graft to sustain their winning streak.
If Tuchel is smart in his approach to the game, he will enforce a high press to win possession further up the pitch. We are tipping PSG to lead from the front as part of our Liverpool vs PSG predictions, which will force the Reds into making more mistakes.
And if the Perisians do go behind, they will capitalise on any hesitancy shown. Based on the odds, we back them to win by two goals to one in a dramatic comeback.
Liverpool vs PSG predictions: Can the Reds trump Tuchel’s men?
So far, the Reds have impressed under Klopp, with five wins out of five in their opening Premier League games. Not only have they looked threatening up front, but are also more compact as a defensive unit, thanks to the efforts of summer recruits Allison Becker, and centre-back Virgil Van Dijk. Their new and improved defence is what tips it for us, making them our predicted team to win.
With the addition of Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, creating a squad that has more depth, they will be hard to beat on home turf, especially with pre-match verdicts suggesting that Anfield will be rocking on Tuesday.
Yet, they could not have faced tougher opponents for their first Champions League game of the year. PSG are also heading into the fixture on a winning streak, and will want to continue this when they travel to Anfield on Tuesday.
Their attacking trio of Mbappe, Neymar and Cavani is amongst the most prolific in the world, and if Liverpool aren’t wary, they will suffer at the hands of Thomas Tuchel’s men. Predictions based on form prove that as a unit, the three are a force to be reckoned with.
Head to head: will history repeat?
Liverpool have faced PSG only twice before this Tuesday’s clash at Anfield. They triumphed over the Perisians in the 1996/97 Winner Cup, but over the two legs, PSG progressed on aggregate by three goals to two.
fast-forward two decades later and the current team look in good shape to mimic the successes reaped all those years ago. With odds of 15/8, considering that Tuchel’s men are winless in their last four Champions League matches against England sides, there is every chance that they could spoil the festivities for Liverpool this Tuesday and make history.
Liverpool vs PSG predictions: Stats powered by Opta
- Liverpool have lost two of their last three Champions League games at home
- PSG have not managed to win in their last four games against England opposition (D3, L1)
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.