PSV and Feyenoord meet in the biggest game of the week in the Dutch Eredivisie. This is a clash of two major European clubs, both former continental champions and a part of the Dutch big three. They are in solid shape before this event, and e expect to see one very interesting and attractive performance. The thing with these teams is that they constantly attack, and want to score as many goals as possible, therefore, Sunday’s spectacle should be highly efficient.
PSV (-115) didn’t play against Arsenal on Thursday, because of the off-field circumstances in England related to Queen Elizabeth’s death. That gave Ruud Van Nistelrooy more time to regroup his unit following two unexpected results over the past couple of weeks. PSV lost in Twente, 2-1, before playing 1-1 at home to Bodo in the UEFA Europa League.
The team bounced back with a narrow 1-0 win over RKC at home, but without a needed routine and confidence. PSV evidently slowed down following a great start during which this crew smashed all of its rivals. Just to remind you that Van Nistelrooy’s squad rolled over Ajax in the Super Cup, 3-5.
In just one game at home since the start of the campaign, PSV kept its net intact, and that was against RKC. On the other end, they scored two or more goals in three of five matches.
Feyenoord (+280) played eight games this year, winning six and posting a draw and a loss along the way. Their only defeat was in the UEFA Europa League, on the road in Rome, where they lost to Lazio, 4-2 some 10 days ago.
Though, Arne Slot’s unit immediately reacted, beating Sparta in the Rotterdam Derby, 3-0, and after that, smashing Sturm Graz in the Europa League, 6-0. Once again, we saw the full power of Feyenoord’s attack, one of the most potent in this part of Europe.
Over the past five contests, Feyenoord scored at least two goals, which is why their games usually end with three or more hits. Six out of eight had over 2.5 goals and five saw four or more goals.
PSV has plenty of trouble with injured players. Madueke, Mauro Junior, Oppegard, van Ginkel, van de Blaak, Fofana and Boscgali are all out, while Gonzaga remains questionable.
Geertruida, Marciano and Szymanski are injured for the guests.
Head to Head Games
Each time PSV hosts Feyenoord, we remember the time when they humiliated the rivals, 10-0 back in 2010. Though the team from Rotterdam quickly recovered after that, winning the title a couple of years later.
Right now, Feyenoord didn’t lose in the last nine games against PSV. In the previous year, we saw them beating PSV in Eindhoven, 0-4, and then playing 2-2 at home.
Three goals are a must here because the winner here would be the team that scores more goals, not the one that defends better. PSV has to go out strong and attack because the offense is the only part of the team that has enough potential to hurt the rivals. Meanwhile, Feyenoord is aware that the rivals have problems, and they, too, will focus on attack. Over 2.5 goals are -205, while over 1.5 HT sits at +115.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals -205
Over 1.5 HT +115
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