Preview: Paris Saint-Germain Women vs. Wolfsburg Women
Paris Saint-Germain Women will go head-to-head with Wolfsburg Women in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
The hosts are unbeaten in nine games across all competitions, while the German champions have won 21 of their 24 competitive matches this season.
Having finished runners-up on two occasions, PSG are hoping that 2023 is the year where they can win their first Champions League trophy.
After winning three and drawing one of their six group games, the French side had to settle for second place, finishing six points adrift of group winners Chelsea.
PSG can draw upon their previous success in the Champions League, having won six of their seven quarter-final ties.
Incidentally, PSG eliminated a German side at this stage of the competition last term, claiming a 4-3 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich after extra time.
Since drawing 2-2 with Montpellier in November, PSG have recorded seven consecutive home victories in all competitions, keeping five clean sheets in that period.
Wolfsburg are one of two teams who progressed through the group stage without suffering defeat, after winning four and drawing two of their six group games.
Impressively, die Wölfinnen have now reached the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals in each of the last 11 seasons.
Although they have lost three of their previous six last-eight appearances, Wolfsburg managed to progress to the semi-finals last term after beating Arsenal 3-1 on aggregate.
Tommy Stroot’s side began March with a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Hoffenheim, but they have bounced back to win their last two matches by a combined 9-1 scoreline.
The signs are positive for Wolfsburg, who are yet to lose on their travels this season and have won 12 of their 13 competitive away games, scoring at least two goals in each of those victories.
Paris Saint-Germain Women Women’s Champions League form:
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Wolfsburg Women Women’s Champions League form:
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We say: Paris Saint-Germain Women 2-2 Wolfsburg Women
Wolfsburg have not lost a competitive away game this season, and we think that they will use the confidence built from that impressive record to hold PSG to a draw.