Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich resume hostilities at the Parc de Princes in the second leg of their Uefa Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.
Kylian Mbappe inspired a storming first leg victory for the serial French champions at the Allianz Arena home of their German counterparts.
The World Cup winner struck twice in a 3-2 win as last season’s finalists met at the last eight stage this time around.
His goals came either side of a Marquinhos effort, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller replying in Bavaria to keep the hosts in the contest.
With Barcelona already dispensed with by Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the last 16, it’s tough to bet against them going one better this time around, starting with revenge against the reigning champions.
Robert Lewandowski was a huge miss for Bayern coach Hansi Flick in the first leg and will be absent again here, along with Douglas Costa, Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry.
Jerome Boateng and Nicklas Sule are both doubts in the heart of defence, while Lucas Hernandez is also struggling which could see Alphonso Davies start.
There are further doubts around Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka and Marc Roca as the headaches pile up for the Bundesliga side.
PSG are not without issues of their own, although they do welcome back Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi from their Covid-19 absences.
Juan Bernat is ruled out, with Layvin Kurzawa also an injury concern at full back for Pochettino.
Keeper Keylor Navas faces a race against time to be fit for the crunch clash, while Mauro Icardi will also need to be assessed.
Paris Saint Germain vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Paris Saint Germain vs Bayern Munich: UCL starting XI prediction
Probable Paris Saint Germain Starting XI: Keylor Navas, Colin Dagba, Danilo Pereira, Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo, Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Angel Di Maria, Neymar, Julian Draxler, Kylian Mbappe.
Probable Bayern Munich Starting XI: Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, Javi Martinez, Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.