In the first half of the first round matches of the group stage of the Europa League there is a meeting between PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands and sporting from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Despite the fact that the hosts finished the season in their League higher than their guests, to participate in the group stage they had to pass qualifying tournament, not just LE.
- The coefficients and forecast
Last season the Dutch team finished in 2nd place in the standings of Eredivisie, losing first place to the semi-final of the Champions League, “Ajax”. With him as representatives of Eindhoven played in the super Cup match, which was lost with the score 2:0, but the season for them started even earlier.
His performance in the Europa League PSV started from the 2nd qualifying round, but not the Europa League and Champions League. It is the sum of both matches-played 4:4 against Basel, but was knocked out of the tournament due to the fact that the Swiss team scored one goal in the away more than the Dutch team.
Rivals in the remaining rounds of the Europa League was for the players from Eindhoven already easier: Norwegian “Haugesund” and the Cyprus “Apollo”. Recent Vice-champion of the Netherlands twice defeated dry before you deal with the “Waalwijk” and “Vitessa” in the next rounds of Eredivise.
Despite Penta-trick Daniella Malena in the match against the team of Leonid Slutsky and 13 points earned in 5 games out of a possible 15, “red-white” is still not the lead in the standings and inferior to their main competitors from Amsterdam, scored the same amount of points.
However PSV have not lost in any of the previous 9 matches and won their last 5, only one of which ended with less than 3 goals, and another team with a “Phillips” opened the account.
If the Dutch team had to fly out of the Champions League and go 2 more opponents to get to the group stage of the Europa League, the Portuguese team for this it was necessary to do nothing.
3rd place in the Portuguese Primeira League was enough for sporting to start the competition directly in the group, and after losing with the score 5:0 Benfica match for a country Supercup — to make 5 rounds of the domestic championship in a row.
The result is that “the eagles” from the capital of Portugal starts the European season with a series of 15 matches with missed goals, with the beginning of the current campaign, winning only a third of the fights and, of course, conceding them too.
Goals in the games involving sporting was enough so that when scored and conceded in their last 5 meetings and 8 of 10 with his participation, which took place until this Thursday, ended at least 3 goals.
The coefficients and forecast
After problems with the leadership of the clubs last season for the “green-whites” was relatively normal, but the favorites to win — still “red-white”:
1.62–1.76: victory PSV;
4.2–4.9: victory “sportinga”.
This match seems appropriate to bet on goals from both teams, but the majority of the guests of Eindhoven does not seem to be able to win on the “Philips”.