PSV Eindhoven vs Haugesund
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
PSV Eindhoven picked up an easy 1-0 win over Haugesund in their prior clash, which saw them thwart their opponents from even finding the target throughout the entire game. The hosts were much the better side right from kick-off and also came close to scoring on four occasions from their attempted twelve shots at goal.
The visitors have been hit by a sharp dip in form, and are currently winless in their last four games in a row in all competitions. Haugesund’s last clash at home saw them succumb to a 1-0 scoreline against Ranheim, while on the road, they managed not more than a frustrating draw against Stabaek.
Mark Van Bommel’s men had the best home record in the previous edition of their domestic league, and are also off to flying start in the new one with a 3-1 win over Den Haag in their most recent clash here.
PSV Eindhoven vs Haugesund Head to head (h2h)
The 1-0 win by PSV last week is their sole clash with Haugesund so far.
PSV Eindhoven vs Haugesund Prediction
The hosts have not tasted defeat on home soil this year, with their last loss dating back to the month of November against the Spanish giants Barcelona. It hardly needs saying that a run of form that good, will not be easy to bring to a halt.
Haugesund have just one win from their previous five trips on the road and have found the back of the net not more than one time in each of their last three outings. Additionally, despite enjoying home advantage, the squad failed to breach their opponent’s last time out.
Given the poor and unconvincing run of form that they are in right now, the visitors are unlikely to cause any threat in the attacking third and are expected to finish the game without finding the back of the net.
The hosts have been a strong attacking side on home turf, and have scored three goals each in their last four clashes here. Considering that PSV Eindhoven have not been shy in racking up the goals tally, expect over 2.5 goals to feature on the scorecards, and for the hosts to do it all by themselves.
PSV Eindhoven vs Haugesund Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
PSV Eindhoven to win to nil @ 1.60 (3/5).