Unbeaten leader PSV will receive Vitesse on Saturday at 6:30 PM. The Phillips stadium is already 36 league games in a row an impregnable establishment for opponents and that is no different on Saturday, despite the 2-3 cup defeat against RKC Waalwijk. The people of Eindhoven are in shape and ready to defeat Vitesse.
PSV started as a comet this season. Last Saturday, FC Groningen recorded its tenth win in a row from the start of the competition, a record since the turn of the century. In addition, the Eindhoven players have already been undefeated for sixteen games in the competition, the last defeat dates from 10 March this year: 5-0 at Willem II. The number of goals is striking, with no less than 38 goals in ten games, Mark van Bommel's team recorded. That is an average of 3.8 goals per game. This makes PSV even better than Paris Saint-Germain (3.5), the goal machine and frontrunner in France. The defeat against RKC, with an Eindhoven team full of substitute players, does not bring the basic players out of balance.
With Hirving Lozano, Steven Bergwijn and Luuk de Jong, PSV has three important eye-catchers and internationals. The selection, however, has more scoring power, as witnessed by the ten different Eredivisie scorers within the selection. Last Saturday it was Donyell Malen who was important to his team as a replacement for the injured Steven Bergwijn. The left winger that came over from Arsenal has, besides ball strength and good actions, also a nose for the goal. A pleasant observation for his trainer. In addition, the number of goals scored by Gaston Pereiro is striking. The attacking midfielder scored seven times in ten games, including three penalties. The entire last season, the Uruguayan scored eleven goals in 28 duels, so his productivity has risen considerably under Van Bommel.
Lack of impact
Vitesse has had a changeable season so far. Strong duels are alternated with moderate performances such as the 2-0 loss against Excelsior two weeks ago. Despite the volatility, coach Leonid Sloetski's team is in fifth place. Vitesse is unlucky with the loss of club top scorer Tim Matavz. The former PSV player was recently seriously injured and has been eliminated for a long time. His replacement, Matus Bero, is doing reasonably well with three goals in ten games, including the winning against Fortuna Sittard last Sunday. Still, Vitesse lacks the power in the front to make things difficult for the front runner. Offside players Bryan Linssen and Roy Beerens both only managed to score once and other players also found it difficult to find. Cutting points off from Eindhoven seems an impossible task.
PSV wins 3-0: 7.75
PSV wins without a goal: 2.36
Goal in the first 10 minutes: 3.75
PSV wins 3-0: 9.75
PSV wins without a goal: 2.40
PSV wins both halves: 1.87
PSV wins 3-0: 9.50
PSV wins without a goal: 2.45
PSV wins first half: 1.65