Haugesund vs PSV Eindhoven
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Haugesund Stadion (Haugesund).
Haugesund edged it past Sturm Graz with a 3-2 aggregate scoreline in the previous round of the qualifiers and are currently on a three-match winning streak on home soil. The squad have not been able to keep up a consistent winning run of form in the league, and are yet to break into the top five in the table.
Despite coming out on top in the initial leg, PSV Eindhoven were handed a shock defeat by their counterparts Basel in the following return leg which has subsequently consigned them to a spot in the Europa qualifiers. The visitors, who finished last season as the runners up of the Eredivisie were held to a 1-1 draw in their opening league clash on the road against Twente.
Although PSV Eindhoven’s recent run of form looks far from impressive, it does not guarantee an easy ninety minutes in any way for Haugesund, who will have to restrict their foes from walking away with a crucial away goal at hand.
Haugesund vs PSV Eindhoven Head to head (h2h)
- The two teams have not previously locked horns with each other before.
Haugesund vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction
The home team have worked their way up the ladder in the qualifiers so far and have scored nine goals so far while conceding just twice. However, it needs saying that their opponents hitherto have been fairly mediocre sides with very little experience in competing with teams across Europe.
PSV Eindhoven are no strangers in European competitions. Although they did have a dull campaign in the Champions League, it would be too harsh to judge the Dutch outfit solely on that surprise exit.
Adding the fact that the hosts are also on playing in a comparatively inferior league, you can count on the away side to be keen on bouncing back to winning ways when they make the trip to Haugesund this week.
The hosts have been clinical in finding the back of the net in their last six matches. So it is certainly safe to expect a high scoring clash with both teams contributing to the scorecards by the end of the ninety minutes.
Haugesund vs PSV Eindhoven Betting tips
PSV Eindhoven to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).