Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Eredivisie meeting at Philips Stadion on Sunday sees home side PSV Eindhoven do battle with opponents SC Heerenveen.
Our PSV Eindhoven v SC Heerenveen tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (including the best match odds).
PSV Eindhoven fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-0 Eredivisie triumph over FC Groningen.
In that game, PSV Eindhoven managed 60% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for PSV Eindhoven was Eran Zahavi (64'). For their opponents, FC Groningen got 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines show that things are going according to plan in the PSV Eindhoven rearguard. Rood-witten have been stingy, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past six games standing at 4.
A look at their previous results shows us that PSV Eindhoven:
- haven't been beaten in the league by SC Heerenveen in their last 5 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 7 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of FC Zwolle in Eredivisie competition, SC Heerenveen will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, SC Heerenveen had 54% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, FC Zwolle got 4 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Pelle Clement (28') and Bram van Polen (68') scored for FC Zwolle.
Johnny Jansen's SC Heerenveen have found the back of the net a total of 7 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes equals 7.
Coming into this clash, SC Heerenveen have not won against PSV Eindhoven when they've played them away from home in the last 11 matches in the league. It has been a terrible run on the road.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes dating back to 10/09/2017 shows that PSV Eindhoven have won 2 of them & SC Heerenveen 1, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A combined sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 11 of them for Rood-witten and 9 for De Superfriezen. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league contest between the two was Eredivisie match day 11 on 06/12/2020 when the final score was SC Heerenveen 2-2 PSV Eindhoven.
The match was refereed by Bas Nijhuis.
Team News: PSV Eindhoven
Maximiliano Romero (Knee Surgery), Érick Gutiérrez (Unknown Injury), Richard Ledezma (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Mauro Júnior (Knee Injury) and Ryan Thomas (Ankle Injury) aren’t available for PSV gaffer Roger Schmidt. Denzel Dumfries will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
Heerenveen manager Johnny Jansen has some current player fitness concerns. Jan Ras (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Henk Veerman (Corona virus), Ulysses Llanez (Unknown Injury) and Joey Veerman (Corona virus) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the opinion that SC Heerenveen will likely create enough chances to break down this PSV Eindhoven outfit, however it probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for PSV Eindhoven when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ 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)
🔑 Star Man: Donyell Malen
Mostly 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 gifted Forward has accumulated 17 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 29 appearances.