PSG VS NEWCASTLE LIVE MATCH PREVIEW

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Tuesday night, Newcastle United travels to PSG with the knowledge that they must win the match in order to remain in the competitive Group F.
With just three points separating the top four teams going into the last two rounds of competition, Group F is extremely close. Those hosting After losing 2-1 at AC Milan, PSG gave up the top spot and are now in second place in the section with six points after four matches, ahead of their matchup with Newcastle United.
Nonetheless, Luis Enrique’s team has begun to perform exceptionally well at home. Most recently, on Friday night, they crushed AS Monaco 5-2 to solidify their top spot in Ligue 1.

When these teams last faced off in the Champions League back in October, the defending French champions were destroyed 4-1 on Tyneside by the St. James’ Park firestorm.

In the rematch in midweek, PSG will host an injured Newcastle United, though, and will be confident on their home field because they know a victory could see them pass Borussia Dortmund for top position in Group F.

In contrast, Newcastle United was ecstatic after defeating PSG in the Champions League on Matchday 2. However, they have since been returned to Earth. Despite being three points behind leaders, the Magpies have dropped to the bottom of the pool following two straight losses to Borussia Dortmund.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Skriniar, Hernandez, Mukiele; Ruiz, Ugarte, Vitinha; Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Important Statistics
In their last five road games, Newcastle United has only won once.

In the UEFA Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain has dropped six of its last eight games against English teams (W2), including the last two games against Manchester City (1-2) and Newcastle United (1-4).

Newcastle could become the first side since CSKA Moscow in 2004–05 to defeat Paris Saint-Germain twice in a UEFA Champions League group stage campaign after winning 4–1 at St. James’ Park.

In the UEFA Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain has dropped two of their last three games (W1), most recently against AC Milan.

Newcastle has not yet scored in the UEFA Champions League when playing away from home.

PSG vs. Newcastle United prediction 3-1
It’s looking like this was always going to be the Group of Death. Eddie Howe’s thinly-stacked team will undoubtedly struggle at Parc des Princes without the support of the boisterous St. James’ Park crowd. The Magpies are also dealing with an injury problem.

Despite their history of easily defeating opponents, the Parisians might not have everything going for them against a well-organized Newcastle team. Under Eddie Howe’s guidance, the visitors have always been difficult to beat, and they are more than capable of holding their own here and perhaps eking out a draw to survive another day in the difficult Group F.

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