PSV Eindhoven vs Sporting CP:
Date: Monday, 18 July 2016
Kick-off: 19:30 UK.
Sporting Clube de Portugal and PSV Eindhoven will face each other on Monday July 18 as part of their pre season friendly games to prepare themselves for the upcoming season.
Sporting CP has been involved in 3 previous friendlies, they have won one and lost two. A 4-1 defeat to Monaco, a 3-1 win against Stade Nyonnais and a 4-2 defeat to Zenith St Petersburg.
Sporting will hope to win this fixture as they enter the game from a disappointing defeat to Zenith, goals from Bruno Cesar and Gelson couldn’t stop Zenith from punishing them as Javi Garcia, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexandr Kerzhakov and Luka Djordjevic were all on target for Zenith. Sporting hopes to give their fans a talking point as they look forward to a win against PSV.
PSV will be coming into this game from a had fought 2-1 victory over Sion on Saturday, Luuk De Jong put them in front in the 36th minute but Paul Delecroix levelled the game just before halftime. Florian Jozefzoon put PSV back in front again in 53rd minute and they managed to hold the lead till the full time whistle.
PSV have been in 3 other club friendlies which have seen 2 more wins and a defeat; a 3-1 win against Dongen, 1-0 defeat to QPR and 2-1 Victory against Saint Etienne. They hope to win this one to complete a 3-game winning streak.
PSV Eindhoven vs Sporting CP: Head-to-Head stats
This will be the first match between the two teams as there are no previous record(s) of any game between them, this will make the game more competitive as the two teams will need to keep a good record
PSV Eindhoven vs Sporting CP: Prediction
There are no favourite in this game considering that the two teams involved are still testing their squad capabilities ahead of the new season, however PSV have had more wins in their previous games compared to Sporting, Sporting also have conceded a lot more in their previous 3 games so far allowing 9 goals into their net in 3 games. The game could go either way but i expect to see at least 3 goals in the game.
The game doesn’t look like a stalemate game so i’m with the Netherland team, i predict a 2-1 win for PSV
1. PSV win or draw
2. Over 2.5 goals
3. Total number of goals (odd)