Match Preview: Venlo 0-1 PSV Prediction and Betting Tips | Netherlands (Eredivisie)

Venlo – PSV betting tips for today, March 17, 2019

Kick-off: 12:15 Venlo – PSV
Football: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.49
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

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Sunday’s Eredivisie action kicks off with a seemingly predictable encounter between Venlo and title-chasing PSV. The hosts have failed to beat this opposition in 14 encounters here (D3, L11), and have to go back to 1976/77 for their last victory!
However if Venlo are to have a chance against the Dutch giants, it would be here; Maurice Steijn’s men have earned 65.63% of their total points at home, and are unbeaten in nine of their last 11 Eredivisie matches at De Koel (W6, D3, L2).
Yet this venue firmly ranks as the Eredivisie’s least-entertaining ground based on total goals scored (2.42 per match average), largely due to the fact that Venlo have the joint-best defensive record at home outside of the ‘Big Three’ sides.
Despite the fact PSV have lost just once in the league all season, their lead at the top remains a tenuous one due to a run of three 2-2 draws from their last four Eredivisie away matches. Notably, PSV came back from 2-0 down at the break in the last two of those stalemates.
In fact ten of the visitor’s 16 conceded league goals this season have come in the first half (62.5%), though they often strike late on, scoring 30.77% of their total 78-goal haul in the final 15 minutes of games.
Players to watch: PSV’s Eredivisie top-scorer Luuk de Jong (21 goals) also holds the league-high amount of headed goals (eight). Meanwhile, Jonathan Opoku has scored three goals across his last three Venlo starts – he netted the opener twice.
Stat attack: Venlo have conceded at least twice in ten of their last 11 home defeats to PSV.
Maurice Steijn has a shocking managerial record against PSV (L10) – (4.2 goals conceded per match average).
PSV have scored two or more goals in 14 of their last 15 Eredivisie away matches.

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