PSV Eindhoven vs Willem II
2018/19 Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion, Eindhoven.
Willem II started off with a disappointing 0-1 defeat to VVV on the home patch, but they bounced back in some fashion, winning the following two ties with an impressive 6-0 goal difference.
The two-win run will, however, face the toughest of tests on Saturday evening when Tricolores travel to Eindhoven to tackle the defending champions in the fourth round of the competition.
The hosts are the only team without a mistake after three games of the new campaign. They made it five wins on the bounce ever since the Super Cup loss to Feyenoord a month ago.
The Peasants bagged a fine eight-goal tally so far in Eredivisie and they added six more in the Champions League drubbing of Belarusian champions BATE over two play-offs legs.
Mark van Bommel and his men can breathe easier after accomplishing the first main goal of the season by making it to the UCL group phase and they’ll no doubts come into the Willem Ii clash in the highest of spirits.
PSV Eindhoven vs Willem II: Head-to-head
PSV were just brutal towards Willem Ii in the history of their H2H games at Philips Stadion.
The Peasants won 22 and drew one of 23 home games against Tricolores and they’ll be heavy favourites to keep such an impressive streak going this Saturday.
The hosts will have extra-motivation to cruise past Tricolores knowing they lost the previous H2H game 5-0 away at Koning Willem II Stadion in mid-March this year.
PSV Eindhoven vs Willem II: Prediction
Willem II head coach Adrie Koster was thrilled with the performance of his attacking line in the 5-0 drubbing of Heracles last weekend. Team’s top scorer Fran Sol completed a hat-trick after left winger and this summer’s acquisition Donis Avdijaj notched a brace. Such display might announce a high-scoring contest when Tricolores take on the defending champions here.
The home win & BTTS is thus a must-take bet at 2.50, while the Over 2.5 goals FT is a banker at 1.40 knowing that PSV’ have also been thriving in the final third at the start of the season. With such firepower on display, we’d not be surprised to see two or more goals in the first half. You can back such scenario at the 2.00 odds.
PSV Eindhoven vs Willem II: Bet Tips
PSV Eindhoven to win & BTTS @ 2.50 (3/2)
Over 1.5 Goals in the first half @ 2.00 (1/1).