Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Sociedad prediction: Soccer odds, picks

Paris Saint-Germain will be under considerable pressure on Wednesday afternoon.

PSG, who just barely made it past the “Group of Death,” head into the Round of 16 where they will face a formidable opponent and many Champions League demons.

Les Parisiens have not only never won the Champions League in their history, but they have also rarely come close.

Despite an out-of-this-world budget and star power, PSG have been on a spin for two years and have been eliminated in the round of 16 in five of the past seven seasons.

The French football powerhouse, virtually owned by the Qatari royal family, have long made it clear that this is trophy or bust for them, but all that talk has led to nothing but pain.

PSG vs Real Sociedad predictions

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PSG have only made it past the quarter-finals twice since Qatar took over in 2011.

And while Wednesday’s betting market shows Kylian Mbappé and PSG holding a decisive advantage over Real Sociedad, this is trickier than most people realize when looking at the two teams involved. It’s a great match.

PSG’s Kylian Mbappé reacts during the French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Brestois 29. Getty Images

Sociedad may not be the sexiest name in soccer, but La Herreara is a solid team with a great reputation as a mob rouser in tournaments.

What Sociedad lacks game-breaking talent, they make up for with solid defense and a structure that allows them to compete with more talented teams.

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This was reflected in the group stage, where Real Sociedad conceded just two goals in six games and finished top of the table ahead of favorites Inter Milan and Benfica.

Making it through the Champions League is never easy, but they have an elite defense which helps when the opposition is under too much pressure.

play: Real Sociedad +450 (Fanduel Sportsbook).



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