VVV-Venlo vs PSV Eindhoven
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 11:15 UK / 12:15 CET
Venue: Covebo Stadion – De Koel – (Venlo).
PSV’s advantage at the top of the Eredivisie standings was reduced down to two points after a thread of three consecutive league draws in February.
The defending champions managed to return to winning ways celebrating two separate 2-0 victories over Excelsior and NAC Breda. However, they do not have right to make a mistake with Ajax sitting just two points behind in second place.
The team led by Mark van Bommel generally dropped in form over the last couple of weeks. They do not seem to be so dominant in domestic circles anymore, at least not to an extent they used to be in the first half of the season.
It will be very interesting to see how they will handle a serious VVV test on Sunday morning at De Koel. The Good Old can be a tough nut to crack in their own backyard where they only lost 3 of 12 games this season.
VVV-Venlo vs PSV Eindhoven: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely goes in PSV’s favour, though.
The Peasants won 13 and drew 3 of 16 meetings with VVV.
PSV bagged as many as 16 goals in last four H2H affairs with the Good Old.
Venlo failed to find the back of the net in past two encounters against PSV.
VVV-Venlo vs PSV Eindhoven: Prediction
The hosts hold 10th position in the league standings and can still theoretically in the battle for the top-seven finish as Heracles are just four points away in seventh place at the moment. They ended a three-loss thread with a narrow 1-0 victory over Excelsior eight days ago at De Koel.
Maurice Steijn’s men generally boast one of the best defensive records on the home patch in the entire division. They conceded just 11 goals in 12 home outings this season. Knowing that PSV did not shine attackingly in recent weeks, we would not be surprised to see the visitors struggling to break the deadlock here.
The away win has little value at 1.25 odds in spite of the aforementioned head to head tradition. In respect to VVV’s stern defensive displays in front of their fans this season, we will go with the Under 3.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 1.61.
VVV-Venlo vs PSV Eindhoven: Bet Tips
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
VVV +2.5 handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).