Sporting CP – PSV, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SPORTING - PSV
Sporting Lisbon continue to win with the new coach. They are in very strong form at the moment, but have not played a formal match in almost 3 weeks, which can have an impact in today’s PSV match. With a win for Sporting, they will surely qualify ahead because they currently have 9 points and 2nd and 3rd have 7. Sporting is an exceptional host in Europa League and very rarely has anyone beaten them in Portugal in recent years.
PSVs interrupted the tragic series of losses and draws, which lasted quite a while for their standards. In fact, PSVs have suffered a real crisis. With the return of Malen and Bergwijn, the Eindhoven team won their home game at Heerenveen 2-1, yet there were periods when they did not play well and Heerenveen even dominated the match. For PSVs, the loss here may be fatal to their forward qualifying.
Expert view : We will bet on goals as the match is expected to be open. With this weak PSV defense and good form of Sporting playing at home and being motivated, the chances of scoring at the PSV are not low. On the other hand, after the Dutch goal scorers return and the 3 points are much more important for them, it is very likely that they will also do quite well in attack. The first match ended with a total of 5 goals, so the forecast here is over 2.5 goals at 1.76.
10 of PSV’s last 11 games have ended with over 2.5 goals
SPORTING TEAM NEWS
Doubtful: Renan Ribeiro (11/0 first goalkeeper), Sebastián Coates (10/2 d, probably out) Out (injuries/other): Roberto Battaglia (1/0 m), Jovane Cabral (1/0 f)
PSV TEAM NEWS