PSV Eindhoven vs Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion, Eindhoven.
PSV begin the title-defense quest on Saturday evening when they host Utrecht in one of the most exciting games of the opening Matchday in Eredivisie.
The Peasants head into it in lower spirits after losing the Super Cup final to Feyenoord last weekend on penalties. The regular time surprisingly saw no goals even though PSV’s strikers were pretty efficient during the pre-season.
The new head coach Mark van Bommel thus has reasons for optimism knowing that his men clinched three straight wins against remarkable rivals such as Galatasaray, Olympiacos Piraeus and Valencia. The Peasants notched nine goals in these three victories.
Luuk de Jong was mainly responsible for the finishing touch as he bagged three goals in last two friendlies. The Dutchman is certainly our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer bet here against Utrecht.
PSV Eindhoven vs Utrecht Head-to-head
Trips to Eindhoven have always represented an unpleasant experience for Utrecht who left Philips Stadion unbeaten only two times in 27 games.
PSV destroyed Utrecht in last term meetings bagging as many as 10 goals in two demolishing victories.
The Peasants notched three or more goals in each of last three meetings with Utrecht.
PSV Eindhoven vs Utrecht Prediction
Jean-Paul de Jong’s troops head into this winless in last three friendlies, a streak which saw them concede seven goals against the likes of Kasimpasa, Portsmouth and Levante.
This is certainly not an encouraging record ahead of the new trip to the Dutch capital, especially if we know about the horrendous streak Utrecht have been on there.
The champions are massive favourites to snatch the spoils on the opening day and we see the home win as a banker bet at the 1.44 odds.
You can also feel free to back the hosts to win by two or more goals as well as Luuk de Jong to keep his hot run of form going and score anytime at 2.00 odds.
PSV Eindhoven vs Utrecht Bet Tips
PSV -1.5 handicap @ 2.05
Luuk de Jong to score anytime @ 2.00.