PSV – Tottenham SOCCER PICKS
PSV and Tottenham Hotspur meet at Philips Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 03-12-2008, in a match that ended with the final score: PSV (0-1) Tottenham Hotspur.
After 2 losses, the home team reaches this 3rd round in the 4th position of Group B, without having conquered any points. In the previous match, they lost by (1-2) at home against Internazionale, after having lost by (4-0) against Barcelona in the first match of this group stage. In the last match they played, for the Eredivisie, they beat Emmen at home by (6-0). PSV have won 8 and lost 2 of the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 19 of the last 23 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 came to the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11.
PSV Eindhoven is a club that has a Champions League title, won in 1987/88, and one of the Europa League, in 1977/78, in addition to having 24 titles of the Eredivisie (Dutch Championship). In the current season, the team has been doing a bad campaign in the Champions League, since it lost the first two rounds of the group stage and that is why it currently occupies the last position of Group B, six points behind the leaders. In the last five games that PSV Eindhoven played at home, for several competitions, in all there were more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match the PSV will maintain that pattern, since it has quality to score goals and will face an adversary that also tends to score.
After 0 victories, 0 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team reaches this 3rd round in the 3rd position of Group B, without having conquered any points. In the previous match, they lost at home against Barcelona by (2-4), after in the first match of this group stage they lost by (2-1) against the Internazionale. In their last match, for the Premier League, they got a home win against West Ham United by (0-1). In the last 10 away matches Tottenham Hotspur has won 6 and lost 4 matches. Their offense has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 27 of the last 31 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 4 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Tottenham is an English club that won two titles of the Premier League (English Championship), being the last title won in the 1960/61 season, in addition to eight FA Cup titles and two of the Europa League. In the last season of the Premier League, the team finished the national championship in third place. Now, in this new season, he occupies the fourth position. In the last five games that Tottenham played away from home, one for the Champions League and four for the Premier League, in all Tottenham managed to score goals, showing that he has offensive potential, even away from home. We remember that four of these games had at least 2 goals, showing that their games are open, in addition, three of them had goals from both teams. Now, for the Champions League, Tottenham will visit PSV, which is a very offensive team, so we expect a game with goals.