Champions League football returns to St James’ Park on Wednesday night as Newcastle United host Paris Saint-Germain, which feels as though it is set up to be an entertaining affair. Both these sides are off the mark in Group F with Newcastle taking a point at AC Milan last time out, while PSG defeated Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes.

We’ve picked out some of the best markets on offer for this exciting clash.

Newcastle vs PSG Betting Tips

  • Over 3.5 goals – 6/4
  • Kylian Mbappe to score anytime – 11/10

Team news

Harvey Barnes and Joe Willock remain the long-term absentees for Newcastle heading into this one, but Sven Botman is also likely to miss out with a knock which saw him ruled out of the victory over Burnley at the weekend.

PSG’s injury list includes Nuno Mendes, Marco Asensio, Presnel Kimpembe, Keylor Navas and Sergio Rico.

Over 3.5 goals @ 

A few weeks ago, there were concerns over Newcastle’s start to the season. They appeared to lack the intensity that carried them so far last term, and goals were seemingly much harder to come by. They looked poor against AC Milan and were fortunate to come away with a point on matchday one, but they have since turned up the gears domestically.

They fired eight goals past Sheffield United, before knocking Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup and then beating Burnley. Eddie Howe now looks to be getting the same performance levels as last term, and his side will relish their first home tie in Europe.

PSG have a lot of attacking threat, as do Newcastle, and star man Kylian Mbappe will look to have a huge say in this match, as he always tends to do on this stage. Les Parisiens have been involved in four games this term across all competitions that have seen a minimum of four goals, while the Magpies have taken part in three matches with at least four goals.

Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 11/10

Mbappe is PSG’s main man, and he loves this competition. The Frenchman has scored 41 goals in 62 Champions League appearances, making him one of the most formidable attackers to have featured in the glamorous European spectacle.

He is already off the mark in Europe this campaign as he stepped up from 12 yards to convert a penalty against Borussia Dortmund, which will only spur him on to add to his tally on Tyneside.

Of course this will be a new ground for him to visit on this stage, and the St James’ Park atmosphere is set to be very hostile while absolutely electric. For some players this could affect them, not Mbappe. He tends to thrive in whichever surroundings you put him in.

The striker is PSG’s biggest threat and one that most of Newcastle’s defenders will not be used to playing against, and they look to be in for a very long evening against one of the world’s greatest attacking talents.

 

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