The mission of Paris St Germain FC is simple: to take over the football world.
Armed with a barrel-load of Qatari investment, they splashed the cash in the summer on marquee signings such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and others, and so far they are reaping the benefits.
1. PSG v Celtic Odds Preview
PSG have played four matches in the 2017/18 Champions League, won them all, scored 17 goals and conceded a big fat zero. If you look up the word ‘dominance’ in the dictionary, a picture of this team will be staring back at you.
So that explains the task facing Celtic here. The Scottish club have tried their best, but a 0-5 defeat at home against PSG, plus a 0-3 loss in Munich against Bayern, explains how tough they find things at the elite level of European football.
With PSG already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, we can expect them to slacken off in intensity here and perhaps even make changes to their starting eleven; bringing in fringe players and youngsters. That might just play into Celtic’s hands – and save them from a more severe defeat!
So can Celtic achieve the impossible, or will this be yet another resounding victory for PSG?
Given their dominance, you can’t really blame the bookies for erring on the side of caution when pricing PSG up. They have made the French outfit available at just 1.10, and you’d have to say they are full value for it.
Can Celtic cause the ultimate upset? It would surely be one of the biggest shocks in Champions League history if they were to win, and that eventuality can be backed at 23.00.
The draw is available at 13.00.
2. PSG vs Celtic Betting Tips
So how can Celtic stop PSG? Well, they’ll need to restrict the Parisians on the goalscoring front – they can probably get away with shipping one, but no more.
But can the Scots do it? They will have to buck the trend: PSG have won 3-0, 4-0 and 5-0 (x2) so far, so the jury is out on that.
Can Celtic outscore PSG? To do so they will need to score twice at least, and the worry for them is that the French outfit are yet to concede in 360 minutes of Champions League football – including 90 minutes against free-scoring Bayern Munich.
Celtic netted against the Germans on home soil, but they could not find a way past their defences at the Allianz Arena.
Indeed, if we look at PSG’s form in Ligue 1, we see a side that is scoring at a rate of greater than three goals per game and conceding at fewer than one per 90 minutes.
When we take all these numbers and think about the problem logically, we have to follow the narrative that PSG will win this match and win it well.
We can find great value in PSG to Win to Nil at 1.95, and frankly that is a fantastic price.
PSG have destroyed all in their path so far this season, will Celtic become just another victim or can they cause a huge shock in Paris?