Real Madrid (RM) will host Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in a UEFA Champions League 2022-21 round of 16 second leg tie at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday, March 10. The match will kick off at 1:30 AM IST.
RM vs PSG Dream11 prediction
On paper, PSG do have a 1-0 advantage heading into the second leg tie, but one cannot discount the fact that Real Madrid haven’t lost a home match since late September last year. Since their 1-2 home defeat against Sheriff in the UCL group stage, the Los Blancos have won 11 of their last 14 games at home while drawing the rest.
PSG, on the other hand, have had trouble winning games of late. The Ligue 1 leaders have lost two of their last three league matches and with Kylian Mbappe, who scored the decisive injury-time winner against Madrid, also a doubt, the team might face a defeat on Thursday.
We expect Real Madrid’s midfield to work their magic and turn the tie on its head.
RM vs PSG Dream11 team tips for UEFA Champions League 2021-22
Top tip: Best attacker
Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema hasn’t played much in the Champions League this season, but the French forward has somehow managed to accrue 130 fantasy points in his limited three UCL outings. The 34-year-old has been directly involved in seven goals (four goals, three assists) in his last four home games, making him a top pick for this position.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Coming on the back of a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad, midfield maestro Luka Modric is certain to keep a keen eye on. The Croatia captain accumulated 29 fantasy points the last time he squared off against PSG and despite ending up on the losing side, he managed to get a place in the Dream Team.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
With PSG struggling to cope with the opposition attacks, a certain Dani Carvajal might prove to be a coup for this contest. The Spanish international has so far tallied 178 fantasy points in four UCL outings, including a return of 38 points against PSG last time out.
Real Madrid custodian Thibaut Courtois was forced to make eight saves against PSG in the first leg tie, resulting in him accruing a whopping 104 fantasy points from the contest. One can expect a similar performance from the Belgium international on Thursday.
RM vs PSG probable playing XI
RM playing XI (probable): Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper); Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema (captain), Vinicius Jr
PSG playing XI (probable): Gianluigi Donnarumma (goalkeeper); Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos (captain), Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Danilo, Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gueye; Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Neymar
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