Aron Wright - March 15, 2018
PSV vs VVV
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 18:45 UK
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
The shocking 5-0 defeat away at Willem KII came literally out of nowhere for PSV who have been cruising their way towards the title before the last weekend. The Peasants still have a massive seven-point cushion ahead of the second-placed Ajax, but a slip-up here against the bottom-half VVV could complicate things for them.
Luckily for Philip Cocu, his side is now up against the out-of-form opposition and rebounding from such a tough defeat should not be too big of a challenge for the table-toppers. VVV have been struggling with the form ever since the early-February and they will head into this winless in last six league contests. Maurice Steijn has plenty of reasons to be worried ahead of the trip to Eindhoven knowing that his men team has been super easy to break down lately conceding six in last three league affairs.
Three of these six goals came by Excelsior who have snatched a 2-3 win at Seacon Stadion De Koel seven days ago. PSV have a deadly lineup of attackers led by Luuk de Jong (Lozano is still suspended and won’t feature the match) and we can hardly see the end of such a poor defensive run for the visitors here at Philips Stadion.
PSV have been brutal towards VVV in the history of their H2H clashes.
The Good Old have never won a game against the Peasants, drawing 3 times and losing on 11 occasions in 14 affairs.
PSV have bagged an impressive tally of nine goals in two games against VVV this season (five in Eredivisie and 4 in KNVB Beker).
The hosts will be highly motivated to boost up the shaken confidence after the catastrophe in Tilburg and we’ll back them to win by two or more goals at the 1.65 odds as the main option.
Luuk de Jong has notched 10 goals so far in the season and he was on target in both of last two home games. You can back him to find the net against the struggling defense of VVV’s at 1.66.
PSV -1.5 handicap @ 1.65
Luuk de Jong to score anytime @ 1.66