1. Celtic are quite formidable at home
If the Champions League was based only on home results, it wouldn’t be completely crazy to imagine Scott Brown leading his side to European glory. Unfortunately for the Green and White hoops, they also have to play away and that’s where they struggle. PSG will have not faced an atmosphere like Parkhead in some time. Another big night could be on the cards.
2. PSG need time to gel
It could be the best time to take on the Paris club. Neymar has only played a couple of games, Mbappe hasn’t made his debut yet while the international break may have helped break the momentum gained in their first 4 games.
3. Defensive frailties
Jurgen Klopp is not the only manager to avoid investing in one end of the pitch. PSG have spent over 400 million quid in this transfer window (nearly 50% of this is to be paid next summer) but not so much addressing their defence. This is the team that managed to lose 6-1 to Barcelona last season. Rodgers will have identified their back four as a weak point. While a draw would be a decent result for Celtic, this could be a perfect opportunity to go for the win.
Celtic are Scottish Champions. They won their domestic title without losing a single game. PSG ended up runners up in Ligue 1. It’s easy to compliment the attacking play of Monaco last year, but based on the quantity of money spent, it should have been no contest. PSG finished second to Arsenal in last year’s Champions League group. Yes, that Arsenal. The same team we love for being permanently in crisis. In the knock-out stages, they beat Barcelona 4-0 at home. They then proceeded to lose 6-1 in Camp Nou. While there were question marks over a couple of Barca goals, PSG should have never found themselves in that position. This wasn’t the first time that they’ve crumbled on the big stage. Can that be addressed by signing one or two additional players? It’s unlikely.