PSV vs Barcelona
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
Barcelona dropped their first points just in the fourth round when they were held by Inter to a 1-1 draw at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Catalan giants still have the pole position in the group and they are just to cross the finish line and secure the first place finish with a three-pointer on Wednesday evening at Philips Stadion in Eindhoven.
The visitors head into this as heavy favourites given PSV have already lost all hopes of the knockout stage. They took only a single point from four games so far, but we have to say they were a very tough nut to crack in a double-header against Tottenham Hotspur. The Peasants held the Spurs to a 2-2 draw on the Dutch soil before losing the reverse fixture at Wembley just narrowly. Tottenham secured a late second-half comeback to win 2-1 at the end on the occasion.
PSV vs Barcelona: Head-to-head
Barca showed strength in the 4-0 thumping of PSV when the two sides played each other at Camp Nou in mid-September.
Lionel Messi stole the show by completing a hat-trick on the occasion, while Ousmane Dembele added one himself for a thrilling and comprehensive victory.
PSV vs Barcelona: Prediction
Dembele was just the man who saved Barcelona a precious point on Saturday night away a Wanda Metropolitano. Blaugrana just failed to do anything on the opposition half throughput the 90 minutes of play. They went down late in the second half after Diego Costa’s header stunned Marc Andre ter Stegen. That’s when Ernesto Valverde brought Ousmane Demeble on and the Frenchman responded with a fine goal after a pass from Lionel Messi.
Barca may be massive favourites to win here, but we fancy PSV scoring a goal. The visitors conceded at least a goal in each of last four matches. They lost 3-4 to Real Betis before the international break. On the other side, the Peasants scored at least once in each of three Champions League outings and they bagged as many as seven in back-to-back domestic wins over de Graafschap and Heerenveen.
PSV vs Barcelona: Bet Tips
Barcelona to win & BTTS @ 2.50 (6/4)
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5).