PSV Eindhoven vs Apollon Limassol
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
PSV Eindhoven have been a tough team to break down in their recent clashes and are currently unbeaten in their last five games across all competitions. A 1-0 win over Haugesund in the first leg of the previous round was more than enough to take the Dutch outfit into the final qualifiers after the return clash ended in a less than exciting stalemate.
Apollon Limassol, on the other hand, registered an impressive 5-2 aggregate scoreline over Austria Vienna in the previous playoffs to ensure their berth in the final knockouts. The visitors are also on a two-match winning streak of their own and will be hoping to make it three wins a row when they travel to Eindhoven this week for their maiden matchup.
PSV Eindhoven vs Apollon Limassol Head to head (h2h)
The two teams have not previously locked horns with each other.
PSV Eindhoven vs Apollon Limassol Prediction
The hosts have been a formidable side on home soil since the start of this year and have not tasted defeat here for thirteen games in a running. The squad are also unbeaten in their new campaign and will be coming into the clash on Thursday on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Heracles in the Eredivisie.
The away side have failed to ensure a consistent run of form in their trips on the road, and have stumbled twice in their last five outings alone. Additionally, it also needs mentioning that Apollon Limassol are in no way on par with PSV Eindhoven, who feature in one of the most competitive domestic leagues across Europe.
Considering that the visitors are also far less experienced in European competitions as opposed to their counterparts, an easy win for PSV Eindhoven on Thursday is certainly in the cards.
The side from Cyprus have not kept a clean sheet in their last two outings. Given that the home team are also much the tougher side in comparison, expect PSV to break the deadlock in the opening forty-five minutes, and to ultimately take the win at the last blast of the whistle.
PSV Eindhoven vs Apollon Limassol Betting tips
Half time result: PSV Eindhoven @ 1.80 (4/5)
PSV Eindhoven to score in first half @ 1.50 (1/2).