PSV vs Barcelona Betting Tips
The Dutch still have a chance to advance to the UCL (Uefa Champions League) knockout stage. For that, however, they will have to defeat Barcelona and Internazionale in Milan in the final round.
But not only that. Still need to hope that Tottenham beat Inter and, on the final day, Barcelona beat the English. That would provoke a triple tie between PSV, English and Italians in second place with seven points earned. In that case, the definition would be made in the goal balance of the matches between them. There is, of course, an easy combination to happen.
However, it is also difficult to establish a series of 13 victories and PSV managed to do so in the Dutch Championship. The thirteenth success was achieved on Saturday, November 24, also at the Philips Stadion. The Eindhoven side scored 3-0 at Heereven to reach 39 points. They are five more than the Ajax, vice leader. He still has the best attack (46 goals) of the tournament and the defense less leaked (five goals).
The low point of the campaign of the PSV in the season was the elimination in the Cup of Holland. As principal, he was drawn 2-2 by Waalwijk of the Second Division and was defeated 1-0 in extra time.
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It is quite likely that Barcelona put a mixed or almost entirely reserve team to face PSV on Wednesday. Fruit not only of the quiet situation of the Spanish team of the tournament, but also of other circumstances.
One of them was the performance of the classic against Atletico Madrid last Saturday, November 24. Acting in the stadium of the rival, the Barça escaped by very little of the defeat. They came to a 1-1 draw with a goal scored by Ousmane Dembélé in the 45th minute of the final. He avoided defeat, but not the loss of leadership. With 25 points (seven wins, four draws and two losses), he was beaten by Sevilla, who reached 26 and took the lead.
Thus, coach Ernesto Valverde should take advantage of the accumulated fat at UCL (Uefa Champions League) to focus his efforts in trying to regain the lead of the Spanish Championship.
The second circumstance that should cause the coach to opt for a mixed team for the match in the Netherlands is the large number of injuries he faces. Eight athletes were in the care of the medical department before the confrontation of this Wednesday. Among them, important pieces like the Brazilian Artur, the Croatian Ivan Rakitic and the Uruguayan Luis Suarez. The trio most likely will not be related to the confrontation.
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Barcelona’s 4-0 win in the first round of the 2018/2019 group stage of the Champions League was the first matchup involving the teams.
Lack of interest, bruises and performance below expectations. This package of characteristics of Barcelona makes room for a risky guess in the confrontation on Wednesday in Eindhoven. Although the Spanish team is technically superior enough, PSV’s prognosis in the victory is a good option in the pursuit of bigger profits in game that is just a friendly for the visitors.
Bet Tips: Barcelona wins