PSG v Liverpool - Spread Betting Preview
PSG v Liverpool Preview - Can Liverpool escape Paris with their fate still in their own hands?
PSG and Liverpool are gearing up for an epic Champions League showdown that will have huge ramifications in a tight group. The Reds secured an impressive 3-2 victory over Thomas Tuchel's men in their opening game, but little has gone to plan for the Premier League side since then. Defeats at the hands of Napoli and Red Star Belgrade have left them in a perilous position and they will be desperate for a result on Wednesday night. However, PSG are in a similarly hazardous situation and they are also fighting for their lives, so we should be in for a thrilling clash at the Parc des Princes.
Liverpool's shock defeat at the hands of Red Star Belgrade last time out has blown this group wide open. Napoli and Liverpool are on six points, with PSG on five and Red Star on four. There are just two rounds of fixtures remaining and only the top two teams will advance to the knockout stage of the competition, so the stakes are extremely high. Napoli are in fine form and they will feel confident of securing a home win against Red Star, which would pile the pressure on these two to come away with a positive result on Wednesday.
All to play for in Group C
For Liverpool, a draw would be great as it would leave their destiny in their own hands. They would then know that victory over Napoli at Anfield in their final group game would carry them into the last 16, so Jurgen Klopp would surely take a point. But PSG will be eager to win this one to seize control of the group, so they are likely to commit plenty of men forward and we could be in for an exhilarating encounter.
This match will feature many of the world's finest forwards. PSG's attacking trio is the stuff of legends, as they spent more than £400 million to bring Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani to the French capital. They blow away the opposition in Ligue 1 on a regular basis, but they have never managed to conquer Europe and Tuchel is under a great deal of pressure to deliver. Mbappe's pace, power and poise make him a positively terrifying striker to face, while Neymar is full of tricks and he is capable of the sort of individual brilliance that can decide any game. Those two often overshadow Cavani, but his scoring record in Paris is phenomenal, while the likes of Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler provide further threat.
Liverpool's attackers bidding to wreak havoc
Yet Liverpool can see the likes of Neymar and Mbappe and raise them Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. That trio scored eight goals apiece as the Reds soared into the Champions League final last season and they could have won it were it not for an unfortunate injury to Salah and the goalkeeping blunders of the now axed Loris Karius. The pace of Salah and Mane is simply outrageous, and Firmino has the intelligence to link with them to devastating effect.
Both teams are blessed with talented defenders, but neither side is particularly defensively minded and we could be in for an open, exciting contest. When you watch big games like this, the Shirt Numbers Market can heighten the thrill you experience. This market allows you to speculate on the total sum of the shirt numbers of all the scoring players in a match. Let's take Liverpool's recent Premier League victory against Fulham as an example. The match finished 2-0 with Salah (shirt number 11) and Shaqiri (shirt number 23) scoring the goals. In this example, the total combined shirt numbers of the scorers would add up to 34 (11 + 23 = 34).
Shirt Numbers Market
For this upcoming game between PSG and Liverpool, if the shirt numbers market was set at 35-38. That means you can either sell at 35 or buy at 38. In an ideal world If you sell, you hope the game ends goalless. If you sell at 35 for £5 and it finishes 0-0, the shirt numbers total would be 0, meaning you would earn 35 times your stake, earning profit of £175. If you sell at 35 for £5 and it finishes 1-1, with Salah (11) and Neymar (10) scoring, the total sum of the shirt numbers of each scoring player would be 21 and you would earn 14 times your stake (35 sell price - 21 = 14 and 14 x £5 = £70). However, if you were to sell at 35 and the total shirt numbers of each scoring player ended up at say 40, you would lose 5 times your stake and be down £25.
If you buy at 38, you will end up hoping that the total shirt numbers of each scoring player will be as high as possible. If you buy at £5 and the total ends up at 50, you would make a £60 profit (50 - 38 buy price = 12) and (12 x £5 = £60). However, if the total shirt numbers of each scoring player adds up to 30 for example, you will lose eight times your stake and be down £40.
This is an exciting wager as it gives you a stake in the game from the first minute until the very last kick. It can enliven even the dullest games, and add a greater degree of interest to high-scoring affairs. You do not have to choose which team wins, and you will end up willing each side to either go goal crazy or defend with unrelenting stubbornness. You will end up looking at the shirt numbers of each player and thinking about how much a goal from each one could change your fortunes. This form of spread betting on the Champions League ramps up the overall excitement you feel when watching a titan European clash like PSG v Liverpool.
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