Paris Saint-Germain have been having a bizarre and uneven season thus far, and while normally they may feel extremely confident in taking a Champions League trip to Bulgaria to face Ludogorets, there's plenty of reason to be concerned right now if you're a PSG fan.
Ludogorets are riding a high right now, having just crushed their last three opponents in domestic competition and only having lost one match in competitive action. They also hit Basel in the teeth in their first Champions League match of the group stage, earning a surprise draw on the road that earned them many accolades from the press.
Of course, under normal circumstances Ludogorets still wouldn't stand much of a chance against PSG. The talent gap is simply too wide. But these are hardly normal circumstances, and the Bulgarian side might just be able to scratch their way to an upset result.
That's because PSG are in curiously poor form, the once-powerful side looking extremely out of sorts of late. The arrival of Unai Emery as their new manager was hailed as a major step forwards for Paris Saint-Germain, but the early results would suggest that the opposite might be true, with the Parisians struggling to adapt to life under a very different manager than ex-boss Laurent Blanc. PSG are still capable of an explosive performance, but it seems like they've been a bit "all or nothing" this season, evidenced by extremely flat performances in losses to Monaco and Toulouse, and seen to some extent against Arsenal in the Champions League. If they can't get rolling, this hungry Ludogorets side might just be able to get a taste of victory.
To watch this match online in the U.S. you can use the Fox Soccer 2GO subscription service or, depending on your internet provider, you can freely watch on ESPN3 or WatchESPN. The match won't be shown online in France or Bulgaria, but for listings in other countries you can check out LiveSoccerTV.
TV: bTV Action, Voyo Sport (Bulgaria), BT Sport Extra (U.K.)
Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 9:45 p.m. local
Venue: Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria