PSV and Sporting Lisboa meet at Philips Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is only a record of 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, in 18‑07-2016, which ended with the victory of the PSV by (0‑5).
The home team reaches this group stage after eliminating the Apollon, with a win out by (0-4) and a home win by (3-0). The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Vitesse by (5‑0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, the PSV won 6, drew 2 and lost 2.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 games. The team has presented great defensive strength, since it has not suffered any goals in the last 4 games, and its attack has scored regularly, since it scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 26 of their last 29 matches there were more than 1.5 goals and in 23 of the last 29 there were more than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 2 of the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 6 of his 17 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
The PSV comes for this match after a 5-0 victory against Vitesse, in a match for the Dutch Championship: Donyell Malen was the great hero, scoring the 5 goals. We remember that the Dutch had to overcome Apollon Limassol in the play-offs of the Europa League. For playing at home and having individually strong athletes, coach Mark van Bommel should favor the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, always with the aim of not unbalancing the team. Steven Bergwijn and Bruma are very fast and powerful players to take the ball towards the attack. Outside this game are Gaston Pereiro, Sam Lammers and Van Osch, all with physical problems.
Sporting Lisboa :
The visiting team will make its premiere in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he tied with Boavista out for (1‑1). In its last 10 away games Sporting Lisboa has 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency for goals in his away matches, since 29 of the last 34 matches he has finished with Over 1.5 goals. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘).
Sporting Lisboa comes to this match with a 1-1 draw in the move to Boavista, adding the second consecutive game without a victory in official matches: Bruno Fernandes scored the only goal of the team. In the Europa League, he managed to reach the knockout stages in the previous season, but was eliminated by Villarreal. In this game away from home, interim coach Leonel Pontes should benefit a medium or low block and counterattacks, making the most of the space on his opponent’s back. The star Bruno Fernandes is the one responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Absences due to injury: Ristovski, Luiz Phellype and Jovane Cabral.