Europa League Preview: Dinamo Moscow vs. PSV Eindhoven

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Updated: September 30, 2014
Dinamo Moscow

Match Date: 02 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Arena Khimki

 

Which club will dominate Group E of the Europa League? Dinamo Moscow and PSV Eindhoven are readily compelled to answer this question as they meet in the second leg of the Europa League’s Group Stage.

 

Both clubs were successful in their first match and currently, they show high possibilities of advancing into the next stage of the tournament?

 

The contenders

Dinamo Moscow

Dinamo Moscow readily controlled the match against Panathinaikos. Lead by Alexander Kokorin, the squad snatched the lead on the 40th minute. Aleksey Ionov soon doubled their advantage during the second half.

 

Pantahinaikos was quite lucky that Athanasios Dinas pulled off a goal on the 63rd to avoid a clean sheet.

 

PSV Eindhoven

Eindhoven survived an acid test against Estoril in its first Europa League encounter, thanks to Luuk de Jong’s converted penalty. The said goal was the sole goal in a match that could have ended in a scoreless stalemate.

 

After outlasting Estoril, many are expecting Eindhoven to cruise against another crucial test when they go against the football betting  favorite, Dinamo Moscow.

 

Possible head turners

The strength and consistency of Eindhoven defenders such as Jetro Willems and Douglas shall be one of the match’s highlights. Its supporters are keen on seeing these two form a seemingly impenetrable defence wall that will readily challenge Dinamo Moscow’s list of scoring machines.

 

Prediction

Dinamo Moscow  2- 1 PSV Eindhoven

 

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