Real Madrid take on Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night in what promises to be one of the most exciting and unpredictable games of the season.
With both sides in dire need of a win for different reasons, this looks an incredibly tight game to call even for regular Champions League betting experts.
While Zinedine Zidane’s holders have pedigree in this competition and stars like Cristiano Ronaldo always seem to come alive when the Champions League music rings out, you just sense this may be PSG’s time.
Los Blancos are enduring something of a nightmare season in La Liga and don’t look in the best shape to take on a team of this immense quality.
Summer signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe make PSG genuine contenders for this season’s trophy, though that also comes with a measure of pressure on their end.
Fail to beat Real on Wednesday night and their season is as good as over, with a Ligue 1 title win already basically in the bag and the very least of expectations at the club this season.
Neymar has a good record of scoring against and beating Madrid from his time at Barcelona, and looks a very decent shout for first scorer at 11/2.
Whatever happens, there’s plenty at stake as two of the best teams in Europe clash early on in this season’s competition – with Wednesday night’s winner likely to give a decent indication of who could go on to lift the Champions League by the end of the campaign.