Paris Saint-Germain are the best team in French football by some distance and a sixth title in seven years beckons in 2018/19. In a similar way to fans of Bayern Munich, PSG supporters almost expect domestic success these days and Thomas Tuchel’s side will look to challenge the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid for the Champions League crown.
The French champions have reached the knockout stages of Europe’s elite club competition in each of the last six seasons but they are yet to advance past the quarterfinals. With new manager Tuchel at the helm, things may be about to change. The former Borussia Dortmund boss has the kind of European pedigree required to take PSG to the next level.
“We expect to win the Champions League!”
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France’s World Cup hero Kylian Mbappe will be central to PSG’s success this season; the 19-year-old is maturing into a world-class talent. Now arguably as influential as Neymar, the France star, tipped by Oddschecker as one of the most gifted youngsters at the 2018 World Cup, looks destined to carry his impressive form into the upcoming domestic campaign.
According to WhoScored, Mbappe scored 24 goals and recorded eight assists in 45 games for club and country in 2017/18. He can be Paris Saint-Germain’s difference maker on the big stage this campaign and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Ligue 1 champions celebrating a memorable European success if Mbappe is at his brilliant best.
PSG enjoyed a very successful 2017/18 campaign and plenty of punters will be expecting more of the same this season. The French giants lost just six of their 57 matches in all competitions, scoring a staggering 171 goals in the process. With Neymar, Mbappe and 2017/18 top goalscorer Edinson Cavani all fully fit, PSG are primed to push Europe’s top clubs close in the race for continental supremacy.
You need an element of good fortune to win the Champions League and PSG are due some luck in Europe’s elite club tournament. Winning the group is an absolute must and then it is down to the luck of the draw. PSG fans have faced some difficult opponents in recent times but that could all change this campaign – what are the odds of drawing Barcelona or Real Madrid again?!
With a bit of luck, Paris Saint-Germain can reign supreme in Europe this season. Fans will be keeping a close eye on their progress throughout the early stages of the campaign – it will be interesting to see whether Kylian Mbappe emerges as PSG’s main man. Whatever happens, Thomas Tuchel’s side should feature prominently in the Champions League fight in 2018/19.