PSV Eindhoven vs Excelsior
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 7th December 2018
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
The best team in the league takes on a side struggling to stay alive in the competition. PSV hosts Excelsior at the Philips Stadion this Friday to complete their 15th match schedule for the Dutch Eredivisie.
Excelsior holds the 12th spot in the table after securing 16 points from their 14 matches. The record reads four wins, four draws, and six losses. The team has scored 22 goals so far in the campaign and conceded 34 in return.
PSV has been nothing but spectacular in the Dutch league this season. They have posted 39 points on the board from their 14 matches. The potential champions won 13 of their 14 fixtures and lost just a single game. PSV has scored the most goals in the league so far, 47, and conceded the second-least, seven.
Excelsior fans will be heartbroken after their draw last weekend against Utrecht, at home. The six-goal affair saw either team scoring three past the opposing defense. Excelsior raced to a first-half lead of 3-0 and then imploded in the second half.
They conceded three goals in succession to throw away their three-goal lead, and that too in a space of ten minutes.
PSV lost their last match in the league, against Feyenoord, on the road. The hosts scored two goals in the first half itself. PSV tried to find two goals back but were able to do so only one. This was the first loss for PSV in the 2018 league campaign. To be precise, this was the first time PSV dropped points in their league matches.
PSV Eindhoven vs Excelsior Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last 16 wins in a row, in head-to-head matches, are in the name of PSV.
- PSV were on a 13-match winning run, in the league, before their loss against Feyenoord last match-day.
- Excelsior is winless in 11 of their last 15 matches.
- PSV has a 100% winning record at home in league matches this season.
- Excelsior is winless in four of their last five matches on the road.
- The combined scoreline for head-to-head matches at the Philips Stadion reads 30-6 in favor of PSV.
PSV Eindhoven vs Excelsior Prediction
The hosts are the absolute favorites for the match. They have recorded the last 16 wins in a row, in head-to-head matches. PSV were 13 wins from 13 matches, before their loss to Feyenoord last weekend, on the road.
PSV has the home advantage right now, and they will be desperate to get back to their winning ways. They have a 100% winning record at home this season in the league.
PSV has also scored the most goals in the Eredivisie so far. 47 goals from 14 matches. They have conceded just seven goals, which is the second-best to only Ajax, with six.
PSV will this match and both the halves easily. The winning margin will be more than two.
PSV Eindhoven vs Excelsior Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: PSV/ PSV @ 1.40 (2/5)
EH: (-2 for PSV); PSV to win @ 1.60 (3/5).