The Champions League is back and this year’s group stage action kicks off on Tuesday evening. One of the standout fixtures on opening night sees Paris Saint-Germain entertain Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes. We take a look at the most enticing markets in this stellar European clash.
PSG boss Luis Enrique has several absentees to cope with for this match with the most important being Marco Asensio, who has been ruled out until the end of the month. Nordi Mukiele and Nuno Mendes are also out of action, as is Presnel Kimpembe. Fabian Ruiz is likely to miss out again after a thigh issue saw him miss out to the defeat against Nice over the weekend.
Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey are the two key players unavailable for Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Kylian Mbappe to score first at 3/1
Kylian Mbappe’s U-turn to stay with PSG this season has been a huge boost for the club and while it may not be enough to secure the club the Champions League title they so desperately crave, it certainly betters their chances.
Mbappe is a formidable force in front of goal and he has an impressive record in the Champions League. The Frenchman has scored 40 goals in the competition from 61 appearances and he is undoubtedly going to add to that tally in this campaign.
The forward has started the season strongly in Ligue 1. In just four appearances, his tally for the season already stands at seven goals. And although Les Parisiens lost to Nice over the weekend, Mbappe still managed to bag himself a brace. So on a personal level, he is heading into this fixture in red-hot form. Mbappe has also scored the opening goal in two matches so far this term.
Over 1.5 Borussia Dortmund goals at 7/4
While PSG have the home advantage and goalscoring sensation Mbappe going in their favour for this clash, there have been some defensive concerns of late. Les Parisiens have failed to keep a clean sheet since the opening game of the season in their goalless draw against Lorient, so that is four league games on the spin in which they have conceded.
This will be pleasing for visitors Borussia Dortmund who head into this match off the back of a 4-2 victory at SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga and manager Edin Terzic will be pleased that the goalscoring burden is being shared across the squad. Defender Mats Hummels scored a brace last time out, Donyell Malen has three for the campaign, while Marco Reus and Julian Brandt have both gotten off the mark.
They are just waiting for attackers Sebastien Haller, Karim Adeyemi and Niclas Fullkrug to get off the mark, and this match against PSG serves them a strong opportunity to do so.