RM vs PSG Dream11: Real Madrid play host to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Group A match at Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid are 2nd in the group with 7 points from 4 games, while PSG have already qualified to the knockout rounds having earned 12 points from the possible 12.
The record winners of UEFA Champions League, Madrid, are in a strong position to qualify for the last-16. A win will guarantee a knockout berth for the Los Blancos, but Zidane's team could qualify for the last-16 even with a defeat in this game provided Galatasaray take points of Club Brugge in the match in this group.
PSG opened their European venture with a 3-0 hammering of Real Madrid at Parc des Princes and followed that result with three more wins in as many games. They are sitting at the top, boasting five points lead over Madrid heading into this game, while a draw will ensure a top spot in the group.
Madrid, meanwhile, made the worst possible start in the Champions League after PSG ran them over for a convincing 3-0 win in the opening game before Madrid endured through another disappointing result in the 1-1 draw against Club Brugge. That said, two back-to-back wins over Galatasaray has moved Zidane's men into the second spot in the group.
Host: Real Madrid
Match Timing: November 27, @ 01: 30 AM
Match Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid are just a shade over favourite to win this game and are priced at 2.37, while a win for PSG is valued at 2.80. The main reason being Madrid's improved's performance since that 3-0 chastening defeat in Paris, and also due to Madrid's home advantage in this particular game.
Real Madrid to win: 2.37 (137/100), Probability to happen: 42.19%
PSG to win: 2.80 (9/5), Probability to happen: 35.71%
Draw: 3.70 (27/10), Probability to happen: 27.47%
Both teams to score any time: 1.28 (7/25), Probability to happen: 78.13%
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Both the teams are full of superstars who are more than capable of winning the game on their own. The game could go either be a goal-scoring spectacle, or a close affair, with the latter being the most likely scenario here.
An individual brilliance could be the difference here, as always is in the big games.
Kylian Mbappe: The Frenchman is arguably the biggest young talent in the world of football. Madrid are on his tail and he will be keen to show that no price is big enough for his signature.
Neymar: Another player who has been liked with Madrid in the past. He is a world-class player, but the injuries have hampered his growth this season.
Karim Benzema: He has been leading the goal scoring charts for Madrid in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. You can expect him to have a very good game here.
Real Madrid team news: Marco Asensio is a long-term absentee for the Los Blancos. He is yet to feature this season following a knee injury in the pre-season. Lucas Vazquez and James Rodriguez are also unavailable due to injuries. In addition, Nacho, who returned to the training this week, fails to recover fully and has been ruled out from this game.
There's no place for the talented Brazilian Vinicius Jr in Zinedine Zidane's matchday squad. It is hard on him, considering he has been good enough to warrant a place, at least, on the matchday squad, in whatever minutes he has been given by Zidane.
All in all, Zidane has gone with the same squad which featured against Real Sociedad at the weekend.
Here is Real Madrid squad:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Eder Militão, Sergio Ramos, Rapahel Varane, Marcelo, Mendy
Midfielders: Tony Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Jović, Rodrygo
PSG team news: PSG are without four first-team players in the form of Ander Herrera, Layvin Kurzawa, Thilo Kehrer and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting but star midfielder Marco Verratti, who missed PSG's Ligue1 game at the weekend due to an injury, is back in the side and will be starting the game.
Here is PSG squad:
Goalkeeper: Adil Aouchiche, Juan Bernat, Edinson Cavani, Colin Dagba, Angel Di Maria, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Idrissa Gueye, Mauro Icardi, Garissone Innocent, Presenl Kimpembe, Tanguy Kouassi, Marquinhos, Kyliam Mbappe, Thomas Meunier, Keylor Navas, Neymar Jr., Leandro Paredes, Sergio Rico, Pablo Sarabia, Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti
Real Madrid: Courtois (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Rodrygo, Hazard, Benzema
PSG: Navas (GK), Meunier, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Gueye, Verratti, Marquinhos, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe
Real Madrid are at home and will start the game as favourites.