Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) host Bundesliga side RB Leipzig (LEP) in Matchday 3 of UEFA Champions League 2021-22 at the Parc des Princes in the early hours of Wednesday, October 20. The match will kick off at 12:30 AM IST.

The star-studded PSG squad head into the UCL fixture high on confidence after Les Parisiens defeated Angers 2-1 in Ligue 1 in the absence of their South American superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Having played out a disappointing 1-1 draw against Club Brugge in their opening UCL 2021-22 encounter, Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG beat Manchester City 2-0 to move top of the Group A standings with four points from two matches.

On the other hand, RB Leipzig were held to a 1-1 draw by SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga over the weekend. 

Furthermore, under the tutelage of Jesse Marsch, the Die Roten Bullen have suffered defeats against Manchester City (3-6) and Club Brugge (1-2) in the Champions League and are languishing at the bottom of the Group A points table.

PSG vs LEP Dream11 prediction

Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig have faced each other four times in the UEFA Champions League, with both teams winning two games each. Interestingly, PSG and Leipzig also met each other in the group stage of UCL 2020-21 where the German side defeated PSG 2-1 at home while Leipzig lost 0-1 away. Going by the quality of the two squads, PSG will start as overwhelming favourites against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

PSG vs LEP Dream11 team tips for UEFA Champions League 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

Kylian Mbappe has been in sensational form for Paris Saint-Germain in the ongoing Ligue 1 season. The France football team forward has already bagged five goals in 10 Ligue 1 matches and is expected to trouble the RB Leipzig defence during Matchday 3.

Top tip: Best midfielder

In the midfield, Dominik Szoboszlai has been one of the standout players for RB Leipzig this campaign. The Hungarian playmaker has already netted three goals and bagged two assists in 10 matches across all competitions. The 20-year-old midfielder will play an important role if the German side are to bag maximum points against PSG on Wednesday.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Marquinhos will be the player to watch out for at the heart of the PSG defence. While the Ligue 1 side has the best attack , it will be the defence that will decide whether they can win the elusive Champions League title. The Brazilian defender will once again look to provide solidity at the back against a threatening RB Leipzig attack.

For the goalkeeper spot, picking PSG custodian Gianluigi Donnarumma over Peter Gulacsi is a no-brainer. Donnarumma is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment and he can make decisive saves to help PSG claim another victory against RB Leipzig.

PSG vs LEP probable playing XI

PSG probable XI (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma (goalkeeper), Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos (captain), Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Julian Draxler

LEP probable XI (4-3-3): Peter Gulacsi (captain and goalkeeper), Lukas Klostermann, Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, Kevin Kampl, Konrad Laimer, Dominik Szoboszlai, Christopher Nkunku, Andre Silva, Emil Forsberg

Featured photo: Alain JOCARD / AFP