Almere City vs. PSV Eindhoven
Yanmar Stadion, Almere, Netherlands.
23.09.23 at 21:00
Almere City welcome high-flying PSV Eindhoven to the Yanmar Stadion in the sixth round of the Eredivisie.
PSV Eindhoven will look to overcome their setback in their Champions League opener against Arsenal as they aim for a convincing win away from home against the league's out-of-form side. Will the Lightbulbs be able to extend their winning streak in the league to five matches, or will they suffer a shock defeat?
Let's have a look at the latest Netherlands Eredivisie predictions between Almere vs. PSV Eindhoven, probable lineups, match facts and betting odds for you to consider!
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Almere City, who gained promotion to the top tier for the first time in their history, have found life in the Netherlands' elite competition difficult, and aspirations for a productive season might turn out to be the opposite.
Despite losing 2-1 to PEC Zwolle before the international break, De Zwarte Schapen's managed to get their first point of the season by holding Excelsior to a goalless draw on the road.
However, that didn't make their situation in the league any better, as their name is on the record books as one of the two sides yet to record a win in their five matches.
They have picked up four losses and a draw in exchange for a 17th spot in the standings within the relegation zone, and their unconvincing performance depicts a side that will be embroiled in a fight for survival.
Probable Starting XI
Bakker; Akujobi, Jacobs, Barbet, Floranus; Pena, Koopmeiners, Van La Parra, Duijvestijn, Limbombe; Robinet
PSV Eindhoven underestimated their opponents, Arsenal, in their Champions League group stage opener as they succumbed to a demoralizing 4-0 defeat away from home. This defeat came with a gift-wrapped fourth place in Group B, where they remain the only side yet to collect a point.
Despite their setback in Europe's elite competition, the Lightbulbs have been making headlines in the Eredivisie on a continuous basis due to their top-notch performance. Their recent match was a 4-0 triumph against NEC Nijmegen at home.
While this was their successive 4-0 win on the bounce, they have recorded four consecutive wins in the league, a run that sees them high on confidence. They have also been maestros of shutouts lately, keeping three clean sheets and conceding one goal.
They currently occupy first place with 12 points in the standings, with second-placed AZ Alkmaar and third-placed FC Twente. Consolidating their position will be their number one priority from now on.
Probable Starting XI
Benitez; Dest, Ramalho, Schouten, Van Aanholt; Til, Veerman, Bakayoko, Saibari, Lozano; De Jong
- Almere City have conceded the most goals (14) in the Eredivisie than any other team.
- PSV Eindhoven have lost one of their ten matches across all competitions.
- Almere City averages 1.3 goals per game when playing at home, and PSV Eindhoven averages 2.6 goals per game when playing away.
This will be the first meeting between these two sides in the Eredivisie.
Expert Betting Tips
Almere City are definitely a side that's likely to be involved in a relegation scramble this season given their erratic performance of late, which currently sees them on a five-match winless run. Up against a formidable side, their woes are expected to be prolonged.
PSV Eindhoven has been the master of their own destiny this season. The Lightbulbs are narrating their own story in the Eredivisie, which could see them turn out to be an unassailable force as their sights lock in this season's title. Their win in this one is not to be doubted against a side that has shown close to nothing with their performance.
Though this will be their first meeting in the Eredivisie, they have crossed paths just once, and this was in the KNVB Cup competition in 2014, where PSV Eindhoven won 5-1 on the road. A similar outcome can be expected in this one in the form of an Asian handicap of -2.5 in favor of the visitors.
- Handicap 2 (-2.5) for 2.32
- Half-time/Full-time - PSV Eindhoven for 1.66
- Goals - Over 3.5 for 1.93