Feyenoord currently leads the Dutch Eredivisie, but in order to remain there, they need to beat PSV in the derby of the round. De Kuip will be filled and flammable, with a fantastic atmosphere delivered by the home team fans. Feyenoord is the championship leader, and they recently missed a fantastic opportunity to beat Ajax and have an even bigger lead over the other rivals. Meanwhile, PSV is four points behind the Rotterdamers, and they, too, have plans which include the title at the end of the year.
Feyenoord (+110) missed a couple of nice chances to have a much larger lead. In the last five Eredivisie games, the former European champs recorded three draws and only two wins. Utrecht and Twente on the road, and Ajax at home, all 1-1, took points from this unit. Two wins were in Groningen, 0-3 and at home against Nijmegen, 2-0. Also, Feyenoord won against Zwolle in the Dutch Cup, 3-1.
This team was weakened at the start of the year, with several starters leaving De Kuip, but somehow, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst managed to find a suitable solution for those departures. Though, we need to say that Feyenoord’s unit has several pretty talented players.
Four of the five events played following the season’s restart saw moderate efficiency, meaning 2 or 3 goals. Feyenoord didn’t lose at home this year, having six wins and three draws in nine games, with 19 goals scored and three allowed.
PSV (+210) has three wins, one draw, and one loss in the past five Eredivisie games, and it is evident that the team from Eindhoven isn’t playing as it should. Gakpo left, and that’s immediately felt on the field, and a few other players departed as well, which took a toll on PSV’s results and performances.
The past three events saw just one side netting and under 2.5 scores, which hasn’t been characteristic of PSV in the past. When looking at the road games in the near past, from the previous six, only the latest against Emmen, a 1-0 loss, hadn’t ended with over 2.5 goals and both units netting.
PSV is mediocre on the road, and in nine games, has four wins, four losses, and a draw, with 19 goals scored and 16 allowed. If nothing, their games away from home are always efficient.
Szymanski and Trauner are both injured and won’t play in this event.
On the other side, Mauro Junior is suspended due to a red card. Boscagli and Savio are questionable.
Head to Head Games
These two units have played already this year, and the game in Eindhoven was fantastic. It saw seven goals and PSV’s 4-3 win. By the way, four o the previous five head-to-head games ended with at least four goals. The same number of events saw both teams netting.
This game promises plenty of action because Feyenoord almost always attacks at home, and PSV won’t have any other option but to accept that style of play. Our first and safest pick is to take over 2.5 goals, with the odds on that surprisingly high at -125.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals -125
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