EUROPE: Champions League Women
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Stade Jean Bouin (Évreux)
Real Madrid Femenino will travel to the French capital to face Paris Saint-Germain Women in the Women’s Champions League, and on Tuesday both sides will put their 100% record in the group on the line. Both teams are yet to concede in the group stage, having achieved comfortable victories over WFC Kharkiv and Breidablik in their opening two games.
PSG are aiming to win the competition for the first time, having finished runners-up twice, and the reigning French champions have been a formidable force this season, winning every competitive fixture.
Their European campaign could not have started better, with the current French champions winning 2-0 in Iceland against Breidablik, before thrashing WFC Kharkiv 5-0 on matchday two.
They were 3-0 up at half time against the Ukrainian side courtesy of a Jordyn Huitema hat-trick, and they wrapped up the victory in the second period, with Paulina Dudek and Lea Khelifi grabbing a goal apiece.
Since that impressive win, PSG have collected consecutive league victories against Saint Etienne and Dijon. Didier Olle-Nicolle’s side head into Tuesday in a confident mood courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Dijon on October 31, with Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto both scoring either side of a Lena Goetsch own goal.
Participating in the Women’s Champions League for the first time in their history, Real Madrid will be pleased with their two group-stage victories, but they will know that the PSG clash will show if the Spanish side can compete with Europe’s elite.
Real Madrid edged out WFC Kharkiv in the first matchday, before thumping Breidablik 5-0 in their last Champions League fixture. A first half hat-trick from Caroline Moller broke the resolve of the Icelandic side, before Olga Carmona and Lorena Navarro netted in the second half to complete the scoring.
In contrast to their European success, David Asnar’s side have struggled domestically this season, sitting in 11th place in the Primera Division.
Although, they do head into Tuesday’s encounter fresh off the back of consecutive league victories, including a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, with a goal from Esther Gonzalez ensuring that Real Madrid head into the PSG clash in high spirits.
Paris SG Wa’s form in last 5 matches: WWWWW.
Real Madrid W’s form in last 5 matches: WWLWW.
PREDICTION: Home and Over 1.5