PSV Eindhoven vs Inter Milan
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
Inter saw a huge turnaround in form over the past couple of weeks. They started the new Serie A campaign in a modest fashion allowing the reigning champions Juventus to go eight points off at the very top of the standings.
Nevertheless, Nerazzurri rose in form in a great manner winning three of last three in the domestic league. They climbed up to fourth place in the Serie A ladder after beating Cagliari 2-0 at the weekend thanks to goals from Lautaro Martinez and Matteo Politano.
Such a fine run of form began with a huge comeback in the first round of the Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur. Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino stroke two late goals for Nerazzurri two weeks ago to help them get off to a dream start on the return to the most elite competition on the continent. The Italian giants now have the chance to make it maximum six points from two games on Wednesday evening when they travel to the Dutch capital to take on Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven in the second round.
PSV Eindhoven vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head
The two teams featured the same Champions League group 11 years ago.
Inter Milan won both home and away ties without conceding a single goal on the occasion.
PSV Eindhoven vs Inter Milan: Prediction
In spite of Inter’s recent spell of form, we can’t underestimate PSV here. The Peasants are flying high at the start of the new domestic campaign. They dispatched Ajax 3-0 lately and made it seven wins from seven games in the league beating NAC Breda 0-2 on the road at the weekend.
PSV shipped just three goals in seven league matches and will be a very tough nut to crack at their Philips Stadion. Their inaugural Champions League affair did not go quite well, though, as Van Bommel’s men fell 4-0 to Barcelona at Camp Nou two weeks ago.
The hosts certainly have what it takes to be competitive to Inter on the home patch. We expect a close game which could likely end up in a draw. Since both teams were fairly tough to break down of late, we’ll go with the Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.05 as an alternative betting option.
PSV Eindhoven vs Inter Milan: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.60 (13/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.05 (21/20).