Heracles vs PSV Eindhoven
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Polman Stadion (Almelo).
After shocking performance in the first round against Heerenveen, Heracles was hoping to bounce back against Fortuna Sittard. They took the lead in 2nd half, but hosts equalized from a penalty spot, deep into stoppages, to make it 1 all. Now Heraclieden have a tough challenge ahead, with PSV Eindhoven coming to town.
PSV are yet to convince they can match Ajax this season. As expected, they dominated the game against ADO Den Haag and were a better team in opening round against Twente, but their performances in European Competitions do not inspire confidence.
Basel kicked them out of Champions League and they barely managed to eliminate Haugesund in Europa League Qualifiers, with 1-0 aggregate win. At one point, they will get going, and in two-horse race you can’t allow mistakes.
Heracles vs PSV Eindhoven: Head to Head
They have played 30 competitive games so far, and PSV were victorious 25 times.
Heracles got their first ever win against PSV in 2015, at home. Since then, Eindhoven Giant won seven games out of eight.
Last four meetings at the Polman Stadion have ended with an away win for ‘Rood-witten’.
We have seen five overs 2.5 in last six outings between these two.
Heracles vs PSV Eindhoven: Prediction
Heracles is a solid team, mid-table finish should be a certainty for them and they should start picking up points soon. They’re dangerous going forward, but I’m not willing to trust their defense against one of the league’s top teams, not after terrible mistakes against Heerenveen.
PSV is a ‘wounded animal’, they can explode anytime and it looks like they enjoy playing in Almelo, so I’m willing to back them up. Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano is on his way out to Napoli, it seems, so we can expect Cody Gakpo and Donyell Malen next to their main man, Steven Bergwijn.
Heracles was super close to scoring in their home debut and they tend to get a goal or two against PSV, so I’m going to pick an away win with BTTS – YES, completely ignoring appalling odds for a clear away win and look for the goals in the second half, like in Feye – Utrecht game.
Heracles vs PSV Eindhoven: Bet Tips
PSV win & Both teams to Score – YES @ 2.40 (7/5)
2nd half Goals: Over 1.5 @ 1.60 (3/5).