A place in the semi final of Europe’s second competition is up for grabs at the Philips Stadion tomorrow night, but it looks as though the home side will go home disappointed.
PSV, despite standing second in the Eredivisie, are on a poor run of late and must overcome a 4-1 deficit against Benfica in order to keep their European dream alive.
The comprehensive defeat in the first leg was followed by a 2-2 stalemate with Heerenveen and such form sees the hosts priced at 13/10 to win on the night.
Punters not fancying Fred Rutten’s side to pull off the result they need can back the draw at 12/5 or bet on a win for Benfica at 37/20.
In order for PSV to go through, nothing less than a 3-0 win will be good enough. And with goals being the order of the day, the 6/1 odds on Balasz Dzsudzsak – who has 15 league goals to his name this term – breaking the deadlock could prove an attractive option.
While the safe money for PSV fans looks to be on the Hungarian hitman, Ola Toivonen and Jeremain Lens have also been in tremendous form this year, hitting 14 and ten goals respectively.
As such, the forwards can be backed at 6/1 and 7/1 respectively to get the Dutch side off to a flying start.
Benfica, while clear favourites to progress to the last four, have not had things all their own way on the domestic front in recent weeks.
A 2-0 loss to Naval 1° Maio at the weekend followed a 2-1 reverse at the hands of champions Porto.
That said, boss Jorge Jesus will be looking to his impressive forward line to pick up where they left off last week.
Javier Saviola finished off the scoring in the first leg rout and punters looking to back the Argentinean to get the Red Devils off the mark in Eindhoven can currently get stuck into odds of 6/1 with bwin.
However, the Portuguese side have spread their goals around this year, with Oscar Cardozo and Osvaldo Gaitan chipping in with nine and seven goals apiece.
The former is currently priced at 6/1 to grab the first goal, while the latter could offer bigger returns with odds of 14/1.
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