PSV vs Excelsior
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
PSV are steaming their way towards the Eredivisie silverware. The Peasants have made it five subsequent league wins on Saturday when they demolished the top-half rivals PEC Zwolle in what was supposed to be one of the Matchday’s most interesting fixtures. Philip Cocu’s men have thus preserved the seven-point cushion ahead of the second-placed Ajax and they will have a nice opportunity to hold the gap after mid-week’s round which is about to see them host the bottom-half Excelsior side.
The hosts come into this as massive favourites, particularly since Mitchell van der Gaag will be without two important regular on this visit. Midfielder Ryan Koolwijk ()17 appearances) and striker Zakaria El Azzouzi (also 17 appearances) are both expected to skip the trip to Eindhoven leaving Excelsior with limited options when it comes to creation in the final third.
PSV will thus have a nice opportunity to keep a clean sheet for the third consecutive time after they’ve successfully done against Twente and Zwolle in last two rounds. The job at the other end has been brilliantly performed by the red-hot Luuk de Jong who has completed a hat-trick in the weekend’s drubbing of PEC Zwolle. Team’s top scorer Hirving Lozano (12 goals) was also inspired as he assisted two of de Jong’s three goals on Saturday.
PSV vs Excelsior: Head-to-head
PSV have entirely dominated this match-up over the history,
The Peasants have won 15 and drawn 2 of 17 meetings with Excelsior.
At home, PSV have won 7 and drawn 1 of 8 H2H matches with the goal difference of 29-5.
PSV vs Excelsior: Prediction
This is going to be an entirely one-sided contest from the very first minutes and we expect PSV to show quality and celebrate a comprehensive clean sheet victory in front of the home crowd.
HT/FT win for the hosts should be a banker at 1.44. Braver punters can try with PSV to win by three or more goals at 2.00, while the inspired Luuk de Jong is 1.667 to find the back of the net after scoring a hat-trick at the weekend.
PSV vs Excelsior: Bet Tips
PSV -2.5 handicap @ 2.00
Luuk de Jong to score anytime @ 1.66