PSV Eindhoven vs Heracles
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Kick-Off 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
PSV failed to defend Eredivisie crown this season. Mathematically, they can still win the competition being just three points shy of Ajax ahead of this final round fixture against Heracles. Nevertheless, they have a much weaker goal difference (14 goals) and need a huge miracle and a win by 10+ goals difference & Ajax’s defeat at relegation strugglers De Graafschap to claim the silverware.
The Peasants dropped the ball on Sunday when they fell 1-0 away at AZ Alkmaar. They also lost 3-1 at Ajax and drew 3-3 at Vitesse previously in the second half of the season. However, Mark van Bommel’s men will still head into the last round clash against Heraclieden as heavy favourites to snatch the victory in front of the home crowd.
PSV Eindhoven vs Heracles: Head-to-head
The Peasants were the dominant force in this match-up over the course of history.
PSV won 24, drew 4 and lost just 1 of 29 H2H encounters with Heraclieden.
The Peasants won 13 and drew 1 of 14 home clashes with Heracles (40-5 goal difference).
PSV Eindhoven vs Heracles: Prediction
Heracles missed a huge opportunity to confirm a place in the Europa League play-offs on Sunday when they lost 4-5 at home to relegation strugglers Excelsior. It was the third defeat in last four matches for Frank Wormuth’s squad.
The visitors are now in a very complicated situation being just three points above 8th-placed Groningen who have a much easier fixture with Emmen on schedule as well as a better goal difference. A defeat here will thus likely drop Heraclieden out of top-seven in the Eredivisie standings.
Even though the hosts have practically nothing but pride to play for here, we just can’t see Heracles’ dreadful defensive line (which allowed five goals to the likes of Excelsior on the home patch at the weekend) keeping hold on PSV’s stars up front.
Moving forward, the Peasants have an amazing home record of 15 wins and 1 draw in 16 league games this season (55-6 goal difference).
PSV Eindhoven vs Heracles: Bet Tips
HT/FT PSV/PSV @ 1.57 (4/7)
PSV -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.57 (4/7).