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Heracles Almelo will be at Philips Stadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie tie with hosts PSV Eindhoven.
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PSV Eindhoven will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against AZ.
In that game, PSV Eindhoven managed 52% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. On the other side, AZ got 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Jesper Karlsson (4') and Teun Koopmeiners (68') scored for AZ.
It’s been seldom in recent times that PSV Eindhoven have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Rood-witten have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals in the process. Let’s see if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their prior results show that PSV Eindhoven:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Heracles Almelo in their last 9 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
In their previous game, Heracles Almelo drew 1-1 in the Eredivisie match with Sparta Rotterdam.
In that game, Heracles Almelo had 54% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Heracles Almelo was Rai Vloet (93'). On the other side, Sparta Rotterdam got 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. Lennart Thy (58') was the scorer for Sparta Rotterdam.
The stats don’t lie, and Heracles Almelo have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. Defensively, Heraclieden just haven’t been too solid at all.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 22/10/2017 shows that these encounters have been pretty painful for Heracles Almelo. They have not been able to register any wins whatsoever whereas PSV Eindhoven have been superior, winning in 83% of those matches played.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 15 of them for Rood-witten and 3 being from Heraclieden. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league game between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 3 on 27/09/2020 when it ended Heracles Almelo 1-1 PSV Eindhoven.
The match was refereed by Jochem Kamphuis.
Team News: PSV Eindhoven
Maximiliano Romero (Knee Surgery), Olivier Boscagli (Muscle Injury), Timo Baumgartl (Knee Injury), Richard Ledezma (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Mauro Júnior (Knee Injury) and Ryan Thomas (Ankle Injury) won’t be able to feature for PSV boss Roger Schmidt.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
In an otherwise full-strength group, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Heracles Almelo manager Frank Wormuth to be concerned about. Navajo Bakboord (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
In this match, Heracles Almelo could really find it hard to be putting goals past a PSV Eindhoven outfit who should be able to dominate this match.
Our tip is for a very comfortable 3-0 winning scoreline for PSV Eindhoven by the conclusion of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Philips Stadion (35,000)
Captain: Denzel Dumfries
Chairman: Jan Albers
Manager: Roger Schmidt
Competitions: Eredivisie position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Man: Donyell Malen
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Donyell Malen was born in Wieringen, Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for Jong PSV in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has scored 15 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date in 26 appearances.