class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The first Champions League semi-final takes place on Tuesday night and our tipster is backing the Ligue 1 side to reach the final for the first time
RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain battle for a place in the Champions League final on Tuesday night at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.
Neither side has ever progressed past this stage of the competition, with this campaign just Leipzig’s second foray in the Champions League whilst PSG last got to the semi-finals in 1995.
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RB Leipzig vs PSG Latest Odds
PSG won Ligue 1 for the ninth time in their history this season and are 8/11 (1.73) favourites with bet365 to book their place in Sunday’s final.
RB Leipzig will have their tails up after beating Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals and are 16/5 (4.20) to pull off another shock victory in this one.
The draw, which would take the tie into extra time and potentially penalties, is offered at 16/5 (4.20) by bet365.
RB Leipzig vs PSG Team News
Tyler Adams came off the bench to score RB’s late winner against Atletico in the last round and will be pushing for a start here, along with Patrik Schick and Amadou Haidara who also started that match amongst the substitutes.
PSG will be without Marco Verratti, Layvin Kurzawa and Keylor Navas, but there is good news for Thomas Tuchel as Angel Di Maria returns from suspension and Kylian Mbappe should be fit to start.
RB Leipzig vs PSG Preview
It will certainly be a historic occasion in Lisbon with the winner of this tie reaching their first Champions League final, and neutrals will be hoping for an entertaining clash considering the goalscoring ability of both teams.
Indeed, only Bayern Munich have scored more goals in this season’s competition than the 22 that PSG have managed, and the French side’s tally of 48 shots on target is bettered by only four clubs.
One of those teams is RB Leipzig who have recorded 49 shots on target but for only 16 goals, and the German side may find it difficult to break down PSG’s staunch defence which has conceded just five times.
RB Leipzig vs PSG Tips and Predictions
PSG’s impressive attack – boosted by the return of Mbappe – and resolute backline makes them deserved favourites and the best value for this comes on the Asian Handicap.
bet365 offer 2.020 on PSG winning with a -0.5, -1.0 handicap, which will pay out in full if the Ligue 1 side win by two clear goals, whilst half the stake will be returned and the other half will win if they are victorious by exactly one goal.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.