Europa League Preview (Group Stage): PSV Eindhoven vs. Estoril

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Updated: September 11, 2014
PSV Eindhoven

Match Date: 18 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: PSV Stadion

 

PSV Eindhoven is not an online betting favorite for nothing. The Dutch powerhouse has a Europa and Champions League trophies to brag and this is something that Estoril should be mindful of.

 

Despite the fact that Eindhoven has been struggling to dominate the European competitions, to be more specific, the Europa League, its past glories are concrete proofs of what this team can achieve. Estoril will need to fight tooth and nail if they are determined to advance in the latter stage of the competition.

 

The contenders

PSV Eindhoven

So far, Eindhoven has been in a prolific form. The squad dominated its last 4 matches and there is a strong possibility that they will be continuing their winning streak.  In terms of its performance in the domestic league, Eindhoven has very little to worry about. They have maintained a clean slate in their last 4 matches. Yes, they are undefeated and currently occupy the top spot in Eredivisie. Such impressive performance should give the squad more focus in their upcoming competition, where they are also expected to dominate.

 

Estoril  

Though they are debutants in the competition, the mere fact that they were able to qualify speaks well of their caliber.

 

However, their lack of experience will be their greatest waterloo in the upcoming match. Nevertheless, the best that they can do is force a draw against Eindhoven.

 

Possible head turners

But of course, the match will not be complete without the presence of star midfielder, Memphis Depay, who is known for creating scoring opportunities and delivering goals as well.

 

Prediction

PSV Eindhoven 3-1 Estoril  

 

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