PSV vs Sporting: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, September 16, 2019 4:54 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 16, 2019 4:54 PM UTC

PSV can make a winning start to their Europa League campaign...
<div><div><div><div id=":p5"><div id=":nn"><div dir="ltr"><h2>PSV Eindhoven vs Sporting Lisbon</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday, September 19, at Philips Stadium</strong></a></p><p>PSV Eindhoven thrashed Vitesse Arnhem 5-0 at the weekend to extend their winning streak to five games. They remain unbeaten this season and they sit alongside Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie, while beat Basel, Haugesund and Apollon Limassol in Europa League qualifying. They should feel confident in their chances of picking up a home win over Sporting Lisbon, whose recent form has been poor.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>PSV sold top scorer Luuk de Jong to Sevilla in the summer, but youngster Donyell Malen has picked up the slack. The 20-year-old former Arsenal player scored all five goals against Vitesse Arnhem to take his total for the season to six. Steven Bergwijn and new arrival Bruma are full of invention and creativity either side of him, and they could cause Sporting’s defence plenty of problems in this game.</p><p>In 2018, Sporting fans broke into the training ground and attacked the players following their failure to qualify for the Champions League. Rui Patricio, William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Ruben Ribeiro, Bas Dost and Daniel Podence all terminated their contracts in response, leaving the first team in tatters. Sporting managed to persuade star midfielder Bruno Fernandes to stay, but they have not yet recovered from last year’s mass exodus. They drew 1-1 away at Boavista at the weekend – Fernandes scored the equaliser and was later sent off – and they lost 4-0 to Benfica in their previous game.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Sporting’s 4-0 reverse at Benfica in their last away game does not inspire much confidence in their ability to thrive in Eindhoven this week. PSV look full of pace and dynamism going forwards, and they have a number of exciting youngsters, so they should be able to pick up a win in this game. The odds on that outcome are attractive, so you do not need to bother with throwing in any handicaps or other caveats.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">PSV to win at 1.95 (19/20) with Ladbrokes</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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