Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig will both be aiming to reach their first UEFA Champions League final when they square off in the semi-finals on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning AEST).
PSG vs Leipzig Champions League tips, predictions and preview – this will be the first competitive fixture between the sides…
PSG vs Leipzig Tips
PSG vs Leipzig Match Details
🇪🇺 Competition: UEFA Champions League
🗓 Date: Wednesday August 19 (AEST)
⏰ Time: 5.00am AEST
🏟 Stadium: Estadio da Luz
PSG vs Leipzig Form (road to the final from knockout stages)
- R16 1st Leg: Dortmund 2-1 PSG
- R16 2nd Leg: PSG 2-0 Dortmund
- QF: PSG 2-1 Atalanta
- R16 1st Leg: Tottenham 0-1 Leipzig
- R16 2nd Leg: Leipzig 3-0 Tottenham
- QF: Leipzig 2-1 Atletico
PSG vs Leipzig Head to Head
These two teams have never played a competitive fixture in their history.
PSG vs Leipzig Preview and Prediction
PSG and Leipzig have a fantastic chance to advance into a maiden Champions League final when they collide in the semi-finals on Wednesday morning AEST.
Both sides progressed to the final four in dramatic circumstances and by 2-1 scoreline with late winners.
PSG became just the fourth team in Champions League history to win a game after entering the 90th minute in a losing position, with Marquinhos and Eric Choupo-Moting netting injury-time goals to edge out Atalanta.
Meanwhile, Leipzig secured their spot in the semis after substitute Tyler Adams fired home an 88th minute winner against Atletico.
The win followed a 4-0 aggregate thumping of Tottenham in the R16, but Leipzig have to make-do without striker Timo Werner, who has left the club to join Chelsea in the Premier League.
The main man for the German juggernauts is Austrian star Marcel Sabitzer, who has been involved in six Champions League goals this season, scoring four and assisting two, including Dani Olmo’s opener against Atletico.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel will almost certainly hand a start to Kylian Mbappe, who came off the bench for 30 minutes against Atalanta after recovering from an ankle injury and will be better for the run.
Angel Di Maria is also back from suspension for the French side, but Keylar Navas is out after injuring his hamstring, with Sergio Rico coming in as his replacement.
It’s the biggest game in the history of both clubs, but I give the edge to PSG. The French champions have more firepower at their disposal and this is the competition they crave. It should be an entertaining game with plenty of goals, but PSG are the deserved favourites.
PSG vs Leipzig Teams
See below for possible starting line-ups.
Leipzig: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Angelino; Laimer, Kampl; Sabitzer, Olmo, Nkunku; Poulsen
PSG: Rico; Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Di Maria, Paredes, Marquinhos, Neymar; Mbappe, Icardi
PSG vs Leipzig Stats
- Over 2.5 goals has hit in 27 of PSG’s last 32 Champions League matches
- Both teams to score has hit in 10 of PSG’s last 12 knockout matches in the UCL
- Leipzig are playing their first ever UCL semi-final
- PSG are competing in their first UCL semi-final since 1994/95
- All five of Mbappe’s UCL goals this season have come after the 60th minute
- Dani Olmo has scored in three of Leipzig’s last four wins
PSG vs Leipzig Best Bet