Kick-off: 1330, 05/02/2023
Stadium: De Kuip
With Ajax being below par this term, the door is open for Feyenoord and PSV to challenge for top honours in the Eredivisie table.
PSV prevailed 4-3 when these teams met in Eindhoven earlier this season, but their away record makes them hard to fancy in Rotterdam.
With the hosts four points better off at the summit, 23/20 for Arne Slot’s side to extend that advantage is our first Feyenoord vs PSV prediction.
That September seven-goal thriller was Feyenoord’s only defeat of the season in Holland’s top flight and they are now favourites for title glory.
Three draws in five outings since the World Cup break has allowed AZ Alkmaar to close to within a couple of points, with PSV two more back in third and Ajax five off the pace.
Two of those stalemates were solid efforts away to fifth-placed FC Twente and FC Utrecht in seventh, though, while the other was at home to the defending champions.
Overall, Feyenoord are unbeaten at De Kuip, posting six wins and three draws, with 19 goals scored and a miserly three conceded.
The Pride of the South were also strong at home in topping their Europa League pool, beating Lazio 1-0 and Sturm Graz 6-0 here, alongside a draw with Midtjylland.
Going forward, Feyenoord are not too reliant on one player for goals, with attacking midfielders Orkun Kokcu and Sebastian Szymanski backing up Brazilian striker Danilo and Mexican front man Santiago Gimenez.
The leaders do lack a bit of big-match experience, but they more than make up for that with their youthful exuberance and relentless energy.
Looking at the 29/10 for a home win by any one-goal margin.
PSV Eindhoven Odds
PSV stayed in the hunt for top spot when beating Go Ahead Eagles 2-0 at Philips Stadion last Saturday, thanks to goals from Joey Veerman and Anwar El Ghazi.
However, it remains to be seen just how much they will miss Cody Gakpo after cashing in on Liverpool’s £37million offer for the Netherlands World Cup star.
Former Crystal Palace and Tottenham youth player Noni Madueke was also sold to Chelsea recently, for a fee thought to be worth £35m.
With 19-year-old hot prospect Xavi Simons having struggled to maintain his early-season goalscoring exploits, there are currently some big question marks hanging over Ruud van Nistelrooy’s squad.
The red and whites have secured eight of their 12 domestic victories at home, whereas away results have been mixed.
November’s 2-1 victory at Ajax was the highlight of four road wins, but they recently lost for the fourth time on their travels when going down 1-0 at third-from-bottom FC Emmen.
Other defeats came at FC Twente, Cambuur and FC Groningen, with nine goals conceded in those matches.
Feyenoord’s strongest period is the final third of the first half, with 10 Eredivisie goals scored in that section and only one conceded.
The visitors are a moderate 4-4 in away games during the same timeframe, so 31/10 for them to be outscored between 30:01 and half-time is added to our Feyenoord vs PSV betting tips.
|8'||Anwar El Ghazi |
(Assist: Xavi Simons)
|53'||Luuk de Jong|
|68'||Thorgan Hazard |
(Assist: Luuk de Jong)
(Assist: Oussama Idrissi)
(Assist: Oussama Idrissi)
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