Barcelona – PSV betting tips for today, September 18, 2018.
Football: Champions League – Group B
Tip: HT/FT – 1/1
Match Result: 4:0(1:0) WON!!!
|The Champions League (CL) returns and will get underway with a Group B clash between Barcelona and PSV, with both sides the current champions of their respective nations.|
|This will be the first meeting between Barcelona and PSV since the sides were drawn together in the 1997/98 CL group stage, both legs ended 2-2 back then. The all-time H2H record tips slightly in the hosts favour as Barcelona boast a record of W2, D3, L1 versus their Dutch counterparts.|
|The recent European form of the sides points directly to a Barcelona win as they are now unbeaten in their last 26 UEFA home games (W24, D2), while PSV are winless in their last six group stage games (D2, L4).|
|Barcelona extended their domestic winning streak to six games following their 2-1 win over Real Sociedad at the weekend. Expect action as both sides have scored ten or more goals across their last two games.|
|PSV manager Mark van Bommel protects a seven-game unbeaten run heading into this one and has lost just one game as a manager so far (W7, L1). PSV are the highest scoring club in any of Europe’s top six leagues with 21 goals after just five games (all won).|
|Players to watch: Lionel Messi has the joint highest number of all time CL hat-tricks with seven, can he edge past Ronaldo here?|
|Steven Bergwijn (PSV) is currently on a personal best run of four goals across three consecutive games domestically and in Europe – he will look to extend that to four here.|
|Stat attack: Barcelona have scored more all time CL hat-tricks than any other side (12). Messi contributed 58.3% of those.|
|PSV’s 7-0 victory at the weekend equalled an Eredivisie record for the largest ever away win.|
|Both teams have scored in five of the six historical H2Hs, all of those games featured over 2.5 goals.|
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