Paris Saint-Germain Odds Drop After Neymar Ruled Out for Champions League Clash

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Photos by Getty Images. Pictured: Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, left, and RB Leipzig player Christopher Nkunku.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will miss Tuesday’s Champions League match at RB Leipzig, with the visiting side’s odds to win the match dropping precipitously as a result.

DraftKings had PSG’s odds to win at -255 early Monday morning. However, they have dropped all the way to -200 as of Monday afternoon.

The Brazilian superstar has been recovering from an abductor injury he sustained while on international duty. The injury had forced him to miss a Ligue 1 match last Friday against Angers that PSG won 2-1 at Parc des Princes. The Parisian giants were -325 favorites to win that match.

PSG are a ridiculous -3500 at DraftKings to win their eighth Ligue 1 title in the last 10 years.

The injury is not expected to affect Neymar longterm. Sergio Ramos and Leandro Paredes will also miss Tuesday’s Champions League match.

PSG are currently the favorites at DraftKings to win the Champions League at +350 odds. Manchester City and Bayern Munich tail them at +400 odds. The injury news has not affected any futures odds.

They lead Group A with four points after beating Manchester City and drawing Club Brugge. RB Leipzig are last in the group after taking losses to City and Club Brugge.

Tuesday’s matchup between PSG and RB Leipzig is a rematch of the 2019-20 Champions League semifinals, which PSG won 3-0.

PSG proceeded to lose the Champions League Final to Bayern Munich in a 1-0 defeat, which was the closest the Parisians have come to lifting the trophy.

RB Leipzig and PSG have played two times since — both in the Champions League — by virtue of having been drawn in the same group for the 2020-21 tournament. PSG lost the first matchup, 2-1, after two players picked up red cards and despite taking a 1-0 lead early in the game.

PSG followed that up with a 1-0 over the German club.

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