Anderlecht vs. PSG: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
Paris Saint-Germain look to extend their lead in UEFA Champions League group play with a match against Anderlecht.
With only two clubs able to escape the difficult Group C, PSG have already put themselves in good shape to advance to the knockout stage. Through two matches, they already have wins over Olympiakos and Benfica with a plus-seven goal differential.
Meanwhile, Anderlecht have struggled mightily in this tournament with two losses and not a single goal scored. The Belgian club will hope that the home crowd can will the squad to victory against this European power.
Still, this should be a competitive match that will be exciting throughout the 90 minutes.
Who will win?
When: Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. BST
Where: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
Watch: Fox Sports Net
Live Stream: Fox Soccer 2 Go
Odds (via Sky Bet): PSG (4-9), Anderlecht (6-1), Draw (10-3)
Top Storyline: Can Anderlecht Crack the Dominant PSG Defense?
While high scores excite fans, it is defense that wins trophies. This is good news for PSG, because they have one of the top back lines in the world.
Including both Ligue 1 and Champions League, the French club has not allowed more than one goal in any match this year. Marseille are the only opponent to even get on the scoresheet in the last five matches.
PSG simply hold onto the ball for long periods of time and then quickly shut down any potential counter-attack the opponent attempts.
Anderlecht have some quality offensive players like Matias Suarez and Massimo Bruno, but it is hard to imagine the squad breaking through with many scoring opportunities in this match.
Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain 3, Anderlecht 0
Even in their home stadium, Anderlecht will not be able to keep up with PSG in this match. The French squad has an elite defense, plus world-class scorers in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.
The midfield knows how to control the action and get the ball to the talent up front, and the home squad will not have the ability to stop the big plays from happening.
Paris Saint-Germain will take a commanding lead in group play and send a message to the rest of Europe that they are legitimate contenders for this year's title.
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