PSG vs Club Brugges: Champions League 2021-22

Brugge vs PSG: UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Preview and Predictions

Brugge vs PSG: UEFA Champions League 2021-22 – Preview and Predictions More news at Betting Tips 4 you OR Click Here to check out all Sportsbooks with Free TipsBrugge host PSG as both teams look for their first wins of the Champions League group stage 2020/21, after picking up opening day losses (PSG fell to Bayern Munich while Brugge lost against Red Star). The Belgian champions have however already played two league matches this season so will be somewhat more match fit than the Parisian side, who are yet to play a competitive fixture since winning the national title in June. This is set up to be an enthralling game between two teams who have a lot of quality. The home team was runner-up in the Belgium division last season and therefore qualified for this seasons Champions League, where they were drawn into a group with Bayern Munich, Red Star and PSG. Last year Brugge were able to reach the Round of 32 after being pitted against AEK Athens, but as it turned out the Greeks would prove too strong as they beat them 2-0 on aggregate. In their domestic league Brugge play solid football and have been able to start off well by picking up 2 wins from their first 2 matches. Their biggest rivals are Club Brugge KV whom they face twice a season, but since their promotion in 2017 Brugge have been the dominant force and won the league title two years in a row (with their total of 5 titles since returning to top flight football in 2010). Their manager is Ivan Leko, who took over from Michel Preud’homme at the end of last season. Their squad has some quality players such as winger Anthony Limbombe (who played for Belgium at this summers European Championship) or Colombian forward Juan Fernando Quintero who was influential in Colombia reaching the quarter-finals. PSG on the other hand are coming off an extremely disappointing campaign by their standards, where they failed to live up to expectations despite having numerous world class players at their disposal.

Champions League Matchup

  • Brugge (BEL) vs PSG (FRA)
  • Date: September 18, 2021
  • Kick Off at 12:55 PM EST
  • Venue : Jan Breydel Stadium Surface : Grass
  • TV Network/Streaming: Fox Sports 2

This is set up to be an enthralling game between two teams who have a lot of quality. The home team was runner-up in the Belgium division last season and therefore qualified for this seasons Champions League, where they were drawn into a group with Bayern Munich, Red Star and PSG. Last year Brugge were able to reach the Round of 32 after being pitted against AEK Athens, but as it turned out the Greeks would prove too strong as they beat them 2-0 on aggregate. In their domestic league Brugge play solid football and have been able to start off well by picking up 2 wins from their first 2 matches. Their biggest rivals are Club Brugge KV whom they face twice a season, but since their promotion in 2017 Brugge have been the dominant force and won the league title two years in a row (with their total of 5 titles since returning to top flight football in 2010). Their manager is Ivan Leko, who took over from Michel Preud’homme at the end of last season.

Their squad has some quality players such as winger Anthony Limbombe (who played for Belgium at this summers European Championship) or Colombian forward Juan Fernando Quintero who was influential in Colombia reaching the quarter-finals. PSG on the other hand are coming off an extremely disappointing campaign by their standards, where they failed to live up to expectations despite having numerous world class players at their disposal. Their expensively assembled squad have star quality all over the pitch but have been unable to gel as a team under Unai Emery last year and this ultimately cost him his job as he was sacked in May after failing to lead them past Manchester United in the Champions League. In came Thomas Tuchel from Borussia Dortmund who has plenty of experience both domestically and internationally as a manager.

Club Brugge vs Paris Saint-Germain expectations

Club Brugge have been drawn into a group with Bayern Munich, Red Star and PSG where I can’t see them getting out of. They will however be able to pick up points against many of the teams in their group and might even spring a surprise or two along the way. The home game vs PSG should prove to be an interesting one as they meet at the Jan Breydel Stadium which is known for big games such as these (the stadium has hosted matches such as World Cup qualifiers, European Championship qualifiers). Based on current form I expect Club Brugge to keep it close but ultimately come away without anything from this one.