5th Mar 2013 | Football

PSG v Valencia Tip

This Argentine striker has scored 4 in his last 3 Champions League outings including against Valencia in Spain.

Paris St-Germain head into their home leg of this Champions League clash in a commanding position after securing a 2-1 victory at the Mestalla a fortnight ago. 

The French aristocrats have won their last five matches in this competition - the best run currently - and are unbeaten in 22 European outings at Parc des Princes. They don’t even draw much in front of their own fans as as a record of 15 wins in their last 20 home Champions League games would testify to.

With all that in mind I would expect the hosts to win again on the night to book their spot in the quarter-finals. With Zlatan Ibrahimovich suspended, the man primed to be the focal point of attack is Ezequiel Lavezzi. The Argentine striker is a best price of 11/4 (Betfred) to score anytime in a PSG victory.

The 27-year-old striker was arguably the main threat in the first showdown even with Ibrahimovich on the pitch. The former Napoli marksman scored after 10 minutes in Spain to make it four goals in his last three Champions League appearances. The 27-year-old also had multiple opportunities to add to his tally on the night.

Now with home advantage, and Valencia forced to attack, PSG and Lavezzi can prosper again.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 19:07 5th Mar, 2013 but subject to change

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