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Thursday’s Europa League action features PSV Eindhoven against Sturm Graz.
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PSV Eindhoven, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-0 Eredivisie success against Vitesse.
In that match, PSV Eindhoven managed 55% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For PSV Eindhoven, the scorers were Ibrahim Sangaré (19') and Bruma (30'). On the other side, Vitesse got 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Fixtures involving PSV Eindhoven have tended to be entertaining encounters lately with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six games, the sum of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 12 of those coming from PSV Eindhoven.
Previously, Sturm Graz drew 3-3 in the Bundesliga tie with LASK Linz.
In that game, Sturm Graz had 57% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Sturm Graz, the goalscorers were Kelvin Yeboah (44', 80') and Manprit Sarkaria (64'). LASK Linz got 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lukas Grgic (26'), Mamadou Karamoko (32') and Sascha Horvath (36') scored for LASK Linz.
Looking at their form, and Sturm Graz have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 14 goals in total. Defensively, Sturm Graz could really do with shoring things up. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be maintained in this match or not.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Europa League match day 2 on 30/09/2021 when it finished Sturm Graz 1-4 PSV Eindhoven.
That time, Sturm Graz had 40% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Jon Gorenc Stanković (55').
For their opponents, PSV Eindhoven had 17 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Ibrahim Sangaré (32'), Eran Zahavi (51'), Philipp Max (74') and Yorbe Vertessen (78') scored.
The match was refereed by Yevhen Aranovskiy.
Team News: PSV Eindhoven
The PSV Eindhoven boss Roger Schmidt will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Sturm Graz
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Sturm Graz boss Christian Ilzer has zero fitness worries at all before this game.
Sturm Graz would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this PSV Eindhoven team, although that may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for PSV Eindhoven at the end of the 90 minutes. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Philips Stadion (35,000)
Captain: Marco van Ginkel
Chairman: Jan Albers
Manager: Roger Schmidt
Competitions: Eredivisie position 2, KNVB Beker (Second round), Europa League (Group B), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Bruma
Mostly playing in the Left Wing position, Bruma was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Having made a first senior appearance for Sporting Lisbon in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has hit 5 league goals in this Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.