PSV – Barcelona SOCCER PICKS
PSV and Barcelona meet at Philips Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage).
After 1 draw and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Tottenham Hotspur, by (2-1), after in the previous round they tied for (2-2) at home against Tottenham Hotspur. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Heerenveen by (3-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, PSV won 7, tied 1 and lost 2.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 5 of the last 6 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 26 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 9. There is 1 period in highlight in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The mission of PSV Eindhoven is not being easy at all in the competition, because currently the team is in the last position of their group, with only one point added. In this next round, the team will have a difficult task ahead, as it will face the leader of the competition and one of the teams with the best chance of winning the title of the championship. In the last round PSV Eindhoven ended up being beaten away from home by Tottenham, by the score of 2×1. The coach must bring a fairly competitive team to the field.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 10 points won, after 3 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Internazionale, by (2-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Internazionale, by (1-1). In the last match they played, for the First Division, they drew with Atlético Madrid by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Barcelona has 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 4 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 26 of the last 30 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they suffered 10 of their 28 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Barcelona is doing a great campaign so far, because the team occupies the first position of the group and still has the best attack and the best defense among all the teams in the group. The Barcelona team is the favorite for this game, because they have a more qualified team and must show it throughout the match. In the last round, the Barcelona team got a draw away from home with the Internazionale by the score of 1×1. The coach should not have important absences for this duel.