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PSV Eindhoven will be the visitors at Covebo Stadion – De Koel on Sunday for the Eredivisie clash with hosts VVV-Venlo.
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VVV-Venlo will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 0-1 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against FC Groningen.
In that game, VVV-Venlo managed 66% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, FC Groningen had 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Mohamed El Hankouri (87') scored for FC Groningen.
VVV-Venlo have found it difficult to unlock defences of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 2 vs opposition teams over the course of their last six outings. In those meetings, Venlose trots have also seen the number of goals against them total 15. We will find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Coming into this fixture, VVV-Venlo have not won at home in their last 4 league games. That's never good.
PSV Eindhoven come into this game following on from a 3-0 Eredivisie win versus Heracles Almelo in their last outing.
In that match, PSV Eindhoven managed 59% possession and 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For PSV Eindhoven, the goals were scored by Donyell Malen (9'), Denzel Dumfries (21') and Mohammed Ihattaren (92'). For their opponents, Heracles Almelo got 5 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Looking at their form, and PSV Eindhoven have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in total. At the back, Rood-witten could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results going back to 17/03/2018 reveals that these encounters have been a source of anguish for VVV-Venlo. They’ve not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while PSV Eindhoven have simply been better than them, beating them in 83 per cent of those ties.
An aggregate of 20 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 3 for Venlose trots and 17 for Rood-witten. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The last league meeting between the two was Eredivisie match day 14 on 22/12/2020 and the score finished PSV Eindhoven 4-1 VVV-Venlo.
The referee was Sander van der Eijk.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
Christos Donis (Ankle Injury), Danny Post (Unknown Injury), Meritan Shabani (Unknown Injury), Leon Guwara (Unknown Injury) and Lukas Schmitz (Stomach complaints) will not be taking part for VVV boss Jos Luhukay.
Team News: PSV Eindhoven
PSV manager Roger Schmidt has a number of players out of action. Mauro Júnior (Knee Injury), Maximiliano Romero (Knee Surgery), Ryan Thomas (Ankle Injury) and Richard Ledezma (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
In this match, VVV-Venlo are dangerous enough to breach the defence of this PSV Eindhoven outfit, but a single goal possibly won’t quite be enough to give them the result that they want.
Our tip is for a 1-2 victory for PSV Eindhoven at full-time. Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (8,000)
Captain: Danny Post
Chairman: Hai Berden
Manager: Jos Luhukay
Competitions: Eredivisie position 16
🔑 Star Man: Giorgos Giakoumakis
Customarily played in the Striker position, Giorgos Giakoumakis was born in Heraklion, Greece. After making a first senior appearance for in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Forward has struck 24 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in 26 appearances.