PSV and Granada meet at Philips Stadion, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before. Pay attention to the home factor, since PSV tends to achieve different results at home and abroad.
The home team won access to this group stage, after eliminating Rosenborg in the previous tie, after an away win by (0-2). This is a team that, curiously, tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 10 victories, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 32 goals scored and 9 suffered; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 16 suffered. The team comes to this match after a away win against PEC Zwolle by (0‑3). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, PSV won 4, drew 4 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 14 of the last 15 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: they scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 they reached the break with an advantage in all of them and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10.
PSV comes to this game after a 0x3 victory in the visit to the Zwolle stadium, which added the third victory in official matches: the team’s goals were scored by Cody Gakpo, Mario Gutze and Donyell Malen. Remember that the Dutch beat Rosenborg in the previous round of this Europa League. In this game against Verona, coach Roger Schmidt must focus on maintaining possession and organized attacks, especially through the central zone: Mario Gutze is a very important player in the offensive process. For this game the coach of the house cannot count on Maximiliano Romero, érick Gutiérrez and Armando Obispo, all with physical problems. In quarantine are Jordan Teze and Eran Zahavi.
The away team comes to this group stage after having eliminated Malmö FF, with an away win by (1‑3). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 9 victories, 2 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 15 suffered. In the last match they played, for LaLiga, they beat Sevilla at home by (1‑0). In their last 10 away matches, Granada has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that does not usually have difficulties to open the scoring: they scored the first goal in 7 of the last 9 games, of these 7 they reached the break in advantage in 2 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6 .
The Granada team comes to this day after a 1×0 victory with Sevilla, returning to the victories after the draw with Cádiz: Yangel Herrera scored the only goal for the team. In the previous round of this Europa League, the Spanish beat Malmo 1×3. When playing on difficult terrain, coach Diego Martínez must favor defensive organization and counterattacks on the flanks. However, at some points in the game, Granada will have to attack in a more organized way. The man who acts on the attack front, Roberto Soldado, is a very powerful and strong player when it comes to scoring. List of players unavailable due to injury: Domingos Duarte, Jesús Vallejo, Ramon Azeez, Quini and Neyder Lozano.