Paris Saint-Germain vs RB Leipzig: Champions League preview

The supposed Group A makeweights have been more than just a nuisance so far, having earlier beaten Leipzig to leave the Bundesliga club without a point ahead of perhaps their toughest game of the round.

A repeat of last season’s 2-1 win over PSG in Germany would be golden for the visitors at Parc des Princes, where they lost to a Neymar penalty in the reverse fixture.

An inconsistent start has left Leipzig eighth in the Bundesliga ahead of the game, with Les Parisiens cruising atop Ligue 1 following a late comeback win over Angers on the weekend.

Date, kick-off time and venue

PSG vs RB Leipzig is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Parc des Princes in Paris.

Where to watch PSG vs RB Leipzig

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sports 3.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

PSG vs RB Leipzig team news

Neymar will miss the game after suffering from groin pain since his return from international duty.

“The priority is always the wellbeing of the player,” coach Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference. “Neymar has a little problem which we hope he will only last for a few days and he will be back with the squad as soon as possible.”

Sergio Ramos (calf) is yet to return to full training and Leandro Paredes (thigh) is out for a month. Angel Di Maria is suspended with doubts over Keylor Navas (muscle), Julian Draxler, Layvin Kurzawa (both illness) and Mauro Icardi (personal).

Jesse Marsch’s Leipzig is without Brian Brobbey (thigh), Marcel Halstenberg (ankle), Dani Olmo (thigh), and Marcelo Saracchi (knee)

PSG vs RB Leipzig prediction

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe should have more than enough between them to fire PSG to victory without Neymar. Leipzig are slowly gathering momentum but this will be too much of an ask under the lights in Paris.

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