Our Champions League betting picks are back in full swing with the best PSG v Milan prediction. In this Group F, Newcastle are first with 4 points, while PSG are second with 3, Milan third with 2, and Dortmund last with 1, so we have the classic 4-3-2-1 points arrangement. Everyone has a chance to go through, but a defeat for Milan here would drastically lower their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the Champions League. During the weekend fixtures after the international break, PSG cruised to a classic 3:0 win over Strasbourg on Saturday, while Milan suffered a 0:1 derby defeat against Juve on Sunday. Aside from their hurt morale, these last games mean that the Italians will also have a day less to recover. Let’s see what other factors must be considered in order to come up with the most accurate Champions League betting pick and PSG v Milan prediction.
PSG Up And Down
It’s been an up and down season thus far for PSG. After parting ways with Messi and Neymar, and replacing the head coach with Luis Enrigue, the Parisians haven’t exactly hit the ground running. They started with two straight draws in Ligue 1, and both were against subpar teams – a goalless draw at home against Lorient in the opener, followed by a 1:1 draw at Toulouse. Two weeks later PSG suffered a heavy 2:3 defeat at home against Nice. On September 30, the Parisians had another bad run with a goalless draw at Clermont followed by the 4:1 catastrophe at Newcastle in the Champions League. Their last two games were both wins in Ligue 1 – 1:3 at Rennes and 3:0 at home versus Strasbourg.
Despite their lackluster and turbulent start to the season, PSG are still in control. They are third in the French Ligue 1, just two points adrift from the 1st placed Monaco. As mentioned in this PSG v Milan prediction at the start, they have three points in this Group F thanks to their win against Borussia Dortmund. A win against Milan here would be a major step forward in their bid to qualify for the Round of 16.
Mbappe looks to be in top form having already scored 8 goals in the French championship, so a bet on him to score tonight is one of the best Champions League betting picks and PSG v Milan predictions in particular.
Donnarumma Against Milan
One of the key points about this PSG vs Milan prediction is Gianluigi Donnarumma. The former Milan captain and youth product will go against his own wearing PSG’s shirt. He is now one of the most hated players by the Rossoneri faithful, and he can only take comfort by the fact that this first game is in France. It will be really interesting to see how he will be “welcomed” at the San Siro in two weeks.
Milan at Risk
AC Milan are at risk of going out as early as in the group stages this year. Their first two Champions League matches both ended goalless – the opener versus Newcastle and then the away game in Germany against Borussia. So two games without conceding, but also without scoring. Milan also failed to score in their last game – the derby defeat at home versus Juventus. Fortunately for them, starting goalkeeper Mike Mignan will make a return to the lineup as his suspension is for the Italian Seria A.
The main problem for Milan is the number of injuries they have going into this game, particularly in midfield where they are the weakest even when healthy. The Diavolo will be missing Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ismael Bennacer, but the loss of the Englishman will probably hurt them the most. Up front, super subs Samuel Chukwueze and Noah Okafor will miss out due to injuries as well.