* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
PSV vs NEC Nijmegen Betting Picks and Odds
PSV took a stumble last week when they were trashed by struggling Groningen, they will have to get back to their winning ways if they want to stay in touch with leaders Ajax.
Over 2.5 Goals
The last six times these teams met there were more than two goals scored. This is especially relevant for this occasion as PSV is the host. The Eindhoven side is alongside Twente the only team with a perfect home record with an impressive 22-6 goal difference.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Interestingly, NEC managed to score a goal in Eindhoven in four out of their last five visits. PSV scores a lot of goals at home, and when they open up their attack to frequent pressure toward their opponent's defensive line, they allow opportunities for the other team to score goals on a counter-attack. NEC took advantage of those opportunities in their recent matches.
Preview and key information about PSV Eindhoven vs NEC Nijmegen
PSV needs to keep the pressure on Ajax
PSV seems to be the biggest Ajax opponent for the title this season, but they stumbled abruptly last week at Groningen in a stunning fashion losing 4-2. That was their third loss of the season. It's interesting to notice how PSV is the only team in the league this season that didn't play a draw, while NEC incredibly has played in eight draw matches out of eleven they had. But, the draw doesn't seem to be a real possibility this time around, the last time they were even, it was ten years ago. For nine straight matches, PSV won this battle. Cody Gakpo has been the player of the season so far getting nine goals with the same amount of assists. PSV has 37 goals this season, the second-best mark in the league.
PSV's probable starting lineup: Benitez, Teze, Ramalho, Obispo, Max, Sangare, Veerman, El-Ghazi, Simons, Gakpo, Til.
In their last nine matches, NEC had a draw in eight of them. Their streak was interrupted a couple of weeks ago when they lost to Sparta Rotterdam. They did have a win in the Dutch Cup recently against fellow Eredivisie team Fortuna Sittard. Even NEC's goal difference is at a ‘draw', with a 12-12 scoreline. Nijmegen's side has been good away from home suffering only one defeat, winning once as well while drawing on three occasions. They have a positive goal difference in that aspect at 5-4. The visitors don't have the firepower at a forward position like PSV, Oussama Tannane, and Ivan Marquez scored two goals apiece, and the latter is a defender.
NEC Nijmegen's probable starting lineup: Cillessen, El Karouani, Verdonk, Marquez, Sanniez, van Rooij, Mattsson, Shcone, Tannane, Rosendo, Duelund.
PSV Eindhoven: No news to report.
NEC Nijmegen: No injuries or suspensions reported.
PSV vs NEC Nijmegen FAQ
- When is the kick-off? – 13:30 BST, 14:30 CET
- Who is the favorite according to bookmakers? – PSV is the overwhelming favorite
- What was the score the last time they met? – PSV 3-2 NEC Nijmegen