UEFA Preview: Atalanta BC vs. Paris Saint-Germain – prediction, team news, lineups

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Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain prediction preview team news UEFA Champions League 2019-20

Paris Saint-Germain are looking to end a 25-year wait to reach the Champions League semi-finals when they face a spirited Atalanta side in Lisbon on Wednesday night (20:00 kick-off).

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates with teammates after scoring against Celtic in a pre-season friendly on July 21, 2020

The Champions League’s Quarter-Finals begin this week in the neutral venue of Portugal, and the first match on tap is a huge one. It sees Italian underdogs Atalanta – in their maiden UEFA Champions League campaign – taking on French giants Paris St. Germain.

Where to watch Atalanta vs PSG on TV:

  • UK: BT Sport 1, BT Sport Extra 1
  • US: CBS All Access

Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain Head-to-Head

PSG, won Ligue 1 at a canter again, winning 22 of their 27 games. However, the French season was horribly curtailed by COVID-19, and despite their dominance, Thomas Tuchel’s side have played just twice since March. They won the Coupe de France with a 1-0 win over AS Saint-Etienne and needed a penalty shoot-out to defeat Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue.

Given Atalanta’s sparse record in European competition – this is their first voyage into the Champions League – it should come as no surprise that they’ve never faced Paris St. Germain before.

Atalanta BC Champions League form: LDWWWW
Atalanta BC form (all competitions): WDWDWL

Paris Saint-Germain Champions League form: WWDWLW
Paris Saint-Germain form (all competitions): WWWWWW

Atalanta & PSG’s previous line-ups:

  • Atalanta (vs Inter Milan): Gollini; Tolói, Caldara, Djimsiti; Castagne, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens; Pasalic, Papu Gómez; Zapata.
  • PSG (vs Lyon): Navas; Kurzawa*, Silva, Kimpembe, Bakker; Marquinhos, Gueye, Verratti*; Di María*, Icardi, Neymar.

Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI

Atalanta predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Pierluigi Gollini, Rafael Toloi, Jose Luis Palomino, Berat Djimsiti, Timothy Castagne, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Robin Gosens, Mario Pasalic, Alejandro Gomez, Duvan Zapata

Paris Saint-Germain predicted XI (4-4-2): Keylor Navas, Thilo Kehrer, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Juan Bernat, Angel Di Maria, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Neymar, Mauro Icardi, Pablo Sarabia

Scoreline prediction: Atalanta 2-3 PSG

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