UCL Preview: Club Brugge vs PSG – key stats, H2H, line-ups, Prediction

Lionel Messi of PSG against Reims
Lionel Messi of PSG against Reims - IMAGO / ANP

PSG will play Belgian outfit Club Brugge in their first group stage game of the Champions League this season

Stadium: Jan Breydel Stadium

Key Stats

  • PSG have a perfect record against the Belgian opponents in the European competition, winning five of their six games while drawing once.
  • Club Brugge suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat at home to PSG when they met last time in the 2019/20 season.
  • Paris Saint-Germain have reached the finals and sem-finals of the Champions League in the last two seasons.

Head to Head (H2H)

PSG have won all of their two previous encounters with Club Brugge.

Recent form (All Competitions)

Club Brugge: D W W L W


Club Brugge

Club Brugge will enter the tie on the back of an impressive 3-0 win against Oostende in the Belgian Pro League.

Noa Lang scored a match-winning brace as Club Brugge moved to the top of the league table.

The 22-year-old Dutch winger is a player to keep an eye on as he has been in scintillating form this season, racking up 3 goals and 4 assists. He was also arguably Club Brugge’s best player last season after mustering 16 goals and 7 assists.

However, the Belgian outfit’s resolve will be tested against mighty PSG with whom they have a poor track record.

Possible line-ups

Simon Mignolet, Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechele, Stanley Nsoki, Eduard Sobol, Ruud Vormer, Eder Alvarez Balanta, Hans Vanaken, Charles De Ketelaere, Bas Dost, Noa Lang

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

PSG are off to a flyer in Ligue 1 this season, winning all of their 5 games thus far.

Kylian Mbappe is in splendid form as he has racked up 4 goals and 2 assists in 5 games.

Furthermore, Lionel Messi is likely to make his full debut for Les Parisiens against Brugge, having appeared as a substitute against Reims before the international break.

The trio of Mbappe, Messi and Neymar would finally feature for the first time this season and it certainly isn’t good news for Club Brugge.

Sergio Ramos and Layvin Kurzawa are both ruled out due to injuries while the likes of Marco Verratti, Dagba, and Kimpembe remain doubtful for the game.

Possible line-ups

Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi, Thilo Kehrer, Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes, Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum, Danilo Pereira, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar


Club Brugge win : Draw : PSG win :: 8% : 14% : 78%


Club Brugge 0 – 3 PSG