Champions League Preview: PSG vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Feb 14)
- Real Sociedad topped a competitive group stage campaign before Christmas
- PSG avoided a scare to progress in second spot
One of the most interesting round of 16 ties in the Champions League will see Real Sociedad collide with PSG. Due to the French side finishing second in their group, they will be on the road in a crucial second leg against their La Liga rivals.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
- How To Watch: CBS
Real Sociedad and PSG will be colliding for a first ever competitive fixture this week. However, it could be worth mentioning that the French champions have been eliminated in five of their last six ties against Spanish opposition in the Champions League knockout round. Their only win was recorded against Barcelona in this stage in 2020-21.
Since PSG reached the final in 2020 and the semi-final in the following season, they have crashed out in the round of 16 in each of the last two seasons. Meanwhile, they come into this match in poor form in the competition after failing to win in their last three matches in the Champions League.
Real Sociedad will be playing in the knockout round of the Champions League for just the second time in their history. Their only previous appearance came in 2003-04, but they were eliminated by Ligue 1 side Lyon in the last 16. However, their record against French opposition could be a challenging factor to overlook this week.
The Spanish side have lost three of their last six against sides from Ligue 1 across European competitions. That includes defeats in each of their last two matches against French sides in the Champions League. But they should come into this clash in solid confidence after topping their group campaign above last season’s runners-up, Inter Milan.
PSG vs Real Sociedad Prediction
This first leg will be crucial when it comes to determining the side that will progress through to the next round. PSG need to win this first leg, and we expect them to claim a 2-0 advantage to give them a firm advantage ahead of their trip to Spain.