PSV Eindhoven vs PEC Zwolle
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
PSV conceded two late goals against ten-man Ajax to lose the biggest game of the year 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Johan Cruijff Arena. They still have a two-point cushion at the top of the standings, but the momentum is no doubts on Ajax’s side.
The Peasants will be desperate to return to winning ways on Thursday when they play host to bottom-half, but in-form PEC Zwolle. This is such an important affair for the hosts as anything but a win would see them fall down to the second place of the Eredivisie ladder.
Can Mark van Bommel find the way to lift spirits inside his dressing room ahead of such an important clash? He will have to think on his players’ fatigue as well having a tough away fixture against Vitesse on Sunday in mind.
PSV Eindhoven vs PEC Zwolle: Head-to-head
The head to head record suggests we should be in for a one-sided contest here at Philips Stadion.
PSV won each of last eight encounters against Bluefingers.
Overall, the Peasants won 15, drew 1 and lost 2 of 18 ties against PEC Zwolle.
PSV bagged at least three goals in each of last four home clashes against Bluefingers.
PSV Eindhoven vs PEC Zwolle Prediction
Zwolle were struggling badly to pull up trees at the start of the season, but the appointment of Jaap Stam in December kind of changed the entire course of a generally dreadful campaign. The former Man Utd and Milan center-back found the winning formula to help his team keep things quiet at the back.
Zwolle kept their net untouched in three of last four league games which is a massive accomplishment for a bottom-half team in Eredivisie. The streak started with a goalless draw to AZ Alkmaar. It was continued with a narrow 2-1 defeat away at Ajax. Finally, Bluefingers won last two league ties against Excelsior (0-2) and Emmen (3-0).
Stam will no doubts park the bus here which is why we have to see the value in backing the Under 3.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.83.
PSV Eindhoven vs PEC Zwolle: Bet Tips
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.83 (5/6)
Zwolle +2.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.57 (4/7).