Last Updated on October 24, 2023 6:33 pm by Erwin Noguera
When the UEFA Champions League group stage draw was concluded, all eyes immediately went to Group F. With Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan joined by Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund, at least one European heavyweight was guaranteed to fall short, and Wednesday’s meeting between PSG and the ‘Rossoneri’ could go some way to deciding who is sent packing.
PSG were left battered and bruised when they visited a raucous St. James’ Park on Matchday 2, succumbing to a 4-1 defeat against a fired-up Newcastle.
Wednesday’s visit to Milan thus takes on huge importance, but PSG have failed to beat this rival in four Champions League meetings. The most games they’ve played against any team in the competition without winning.
We are going to dive into the match to give you all the important details you may need to know.
Wednesday, October 25th, 3:00 PM ET at San Siro
Borussia Dortmund +370
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Why Bet on PSG?
PSG have steadied the ship since their torrid experience on Tyneside, overcoming Rennes before the international break before beating Strasbourg 3-0 on Saturday.
Kylian Mbappé played a starring role, converting an early penalty before teeing up Carlos Soler for PSG’s second goal, while Fabián Ruiz added a late third as PSG closed in on the Ligue 1 summit.
They are in the second spot in Group F, but it was quite a surprise for them to lose in such a way to Newcastle in their previous match. Now they have to pick up the pace, as they are no longer the leaders in the group, and their opponents are not far behind.
Why Bet on AC Milan?
Milan must find a route to goal if they are to have any chance of replicating last season’s run to the last four. Across the first two Champions League matchdays of 2023-24, only Man City (55) and Real Madrid (50) attempted more shots than Milan (39), but the ‘Rossoneri’ failed to make the breakthrough in goalless draws with Newcastle and Dortmund.
AC Milan’s run has not been outstanding so far, but they are just picking up the pace as they go, and they are likely to put it all on the line in this match. Their tough opponent has been fragile recently, and they could take the shot at ripping them open.
Final Betting Analysis: PSG vs. AC Milan
PSG have not faced Milan in the Champions League since the teams drew twice in 2000-01’s second group stage, but they have started to enjoy success against Italian teams lately.
Aside from their implosion in the Derby della Madonnina, Milan knows how to keep things tight when required and came close to posting a fourth straight clean sheet in all competitions last weekend, even conditioned with one man less.
Therefore, even PSG’s attacking stars may find it tough to score more than once, and a share of the spoils would perfectly set up next month’s second leg.
If you place $100 on a draw, you could get $310 for a total payout of $410.
PSG vs. AC Milan Betting Pick: Draw