PSV vs Tottenham | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
This is “win or go home” match for both sides. Simply, it is that important. With zero points on their account, the loser in this event will have no chances of reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League, while on the other side, whoever takes three points, would still be alive. Prepare for a fierce battle.
Both Tottenham and PSV lost the first two games. What is also similar for both clubs is the fact that they had a lead against Inter and that they lost it. PSV humiliated Emmen in the domestic championship with 6:0, while Tottenham won away from home in the Premiership. Their victim was West Ham, 0:1.
We have a small secret to share with you. PSV is one of our favorite clubs this season. We truly believed that these guys are going to do something noticeable, but it seems that the fortune is not on their side at the moment. Both performances they displayed were excellent, and we need to tell you that referee Mazic has helped Inter a little bit in Eindhoven. Philips Arena is their stronghold, and from 7 matches played, PSV recorded six wins, and the above-mentioned loss. The total goal-difference is an astonishing 27:3. All the games were over 2.5 goals. In fact, in the latest ten overall matches, only one didn’t go above that margin. PSV is one very good team, who prefers to play aggressive and nourishes a very offensive minded football. We really think that Mark Van Bommel isn’t going to change that now.
The Spurs had one awful period back in September when they recorded three defeats in a row. But they healed, and after that, the only loss came from Barcelona at Wembley in the last round of the Champions League. Apart from that, Pochettino’s boys posted five wins, from which the latest three came without an allowed goal. The most recent was this Saturday against West Ham in a local derby. Now, the Spurs had lots of troubles with injuries, and you have to bear in mind that most they are still not playing with their full potential.
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For the hosts, Ryan Thomas will be unavailable to play until February next year. On the opposite side, there are several major blows for the Spurs. Dele Alli is still out, Jan Vertonghen, also. Danny Rose is questionable same as Victor Wanayama whose hamstring is still not recovered properly.
The two sides played in the Europa League round of 16, 10 years ago. The first match at White Hart Lane ended with PSV’s win, 0:1. The Spurs surprised the Dutch team in Eindhoven and won with the same result, progress in the next round after the overtimes.
Odds and Predictions
Guests are favorites according to the bookies. Their win is 1.95, while on the other side, PSC’s triumph is at 3.60. The same applies to a draw.
PSV vs Tottenham | Top Betting Tip: Tottenham (1-2)
We expect to see one very feisty and attacking show at Philips Arena. PSV has to charge, while on the other side of the field, the current situation demands the same from the Spurs. In this open showdown, we believe that the guests have an advantage, since they have a bit better players than PSV. And it appears that Tottenham rises the form in the last couple of weeks. Harry Kane is back now, he is recovered, and ready to roll, and he might be that factor which gives the edge to the Spurs. When it comes to efficiency, over 2.5 goals is our first suggestion. Why? Well simply. As soon as the first blood is drawn, all the tactics will be set aside. From that moment on, the attack is the only option for a side which trails. And that opens up possibilities for many more goals to come. Both teams to score is also another solid solution. Now, to conclude this preview, PSV – Tottenham 1:2.