Free tips Eredivisie Tips: PSV Eindhoven v Excelsior prediction (6.45pm, Saturday)
PSV EINDHOVEN VS EXCELSIOR PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
Saturday 14th January 18:45, Philips Stadion. Live on Sky Sports 5.
PSV EINDHOVEN VS EXCELSIOR PREDICTIONS:
MATCH RESULT & TOTAL GOALS OVER/ UNDER PREDICTION
PSV Eindhoven to Win & Under 3.5 Goals at 6/4 with Betway
TO WIN TO NIL PREDICTION
PSV Eindhoven at 6/5 with Paddy Power
REASONS FOR PSV EINDHOVEN VS EXCELSIOR BETTING TIPS
The Eredivisie returns from its winter break with defending champions PSV Eindhoven having plenty to do if they are to retain their title.
As things stand Phillip Cocu’s team are eight points adrift of table-topping Feyenoord and three points down on Ajax. If they are to challenge over the second half of the campaign, they will certainly be expected to beat an Excelsior team that are just one place and two points above the relegation play-off places.
PSV have found goals surprisingly hard to come by this term, with their 25 scored in 17 games only being two more than their lowly opponents here. What’s even more remarkable is that they have scored just eight goals in eight matches at the Philips Stadion this season. The only team that they have managed to score more than a single goal against was Den Haag, who were beaten 3-1.
On the other hand, PSV have been rock solid at the back, having conceded just eight goals in Eredivisie to date and they’ve lost just once in the Eredivisie all season, a 1-0 home defeat to Feyenoord back in mid-September. They are unbeaten in 11 games since, a run that started with a 3-1 win away to Excelsior.
VIDEO: Highlights as PSV out class Excelsior in Rotterdam, with goals from Narsingh, de Jong and Propper keeping them third in the table behind Ajax and Feyenoord.
Excelsior season started the season with a 2-1 win away to Twente, but have failed to win on the road since. In fact, after starting the campaign with back-to-back victories, they’ve won just two of 15 matches since.
PSV are best odds of 1/6 to beat Excelsior with bet365, but that isn’t a price that is going to tempt us. Taking into account PSV’s low goal count, backing them in the Match Result & Total Goals market looks a better option, with a PSV win & Under 3.5 Goals in the match on offer at 6/4 with Betway.
Taking on board PSV’s excellent defensive record, it could also pay to back them to Win to Nil, which is available at a standout 6/5 with Paddy Power.
With regards to a Correct Score bet, a 2-0 win for PSV would look to be about par for the course this season at 15/2 with Paddy Power.
Gaston Pereiro looks the likeliest bet in the Anytime Goalscorer market at Evens with 888sport. The 21 year-old Uruguayan striker has bagged six goals this season to be PSV’s leading marksman.
PSV EINDHOVEN VS EXCELSIOR STATS
PSV average exactly 1.00 goal per game at the Philips Stadion in the Eredivisie this season, whilst Excelsior also average 1.00 goal per game away from home and concede at an average rate of exactly 2.00 goals per game.
Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in only 38% of PSV’s home matches, but in 75% of Excelsior’s away games.
PSV EINDHOVEN TEAM NEWS
Attacking midfielder Siem de Jong, forward Jurgen Locadia and goalkeeper Luuk Koopmans are all ruled out through injury. Winger Luciano Narsingh has been sold to Swansea City.
EXCELSIOR TEAM NEWS
Central defender Arghus, midfielders Ryan Koolwijk and Danilo Pantic and strikers Mike van Duinen and Carlo de Reuver are all injured.