FC Copenhagen vs PSV EindhovenUEFA Europa League Conference, KO: 17:45 Mar 17, 2022, Parken
After serving up an eight-goal thriller in the first meeting, FC Copenhagen and PSV Eindhoven Square off in the second leg of their Europa Conference League round of 16 clash. The tie is nicely poised and with no away goals in place this season, another thrilling encounter could be on the cards.
Copenhagen have been one of the best teams in the maiden edition of the Europa Conference League. They have suffered just one defeat from their seven matches in the competition so far and qualified for the knockout stage top of their group.
It has been a solid campaign for Copenhagen this season as they also sit five points clear at the top of their domestic league. They are currently on a five-match unbeaten run and claimed a 1-0 victory over Midtylland last Sunday.
The goals have also flowed freely for Copenhagen lately as the 4-4 draw in the first leg at PSV was their second four-goal haul in the Conference League. Jess Thorup’s men also claimed a 4-0 victory over Lincoln Red Imps during the group stage of the competition.
PSV Eindhoven are having a similar campaign with Copenhagen, although unlike their rivals, they are currently second in the Eredivisie. They are also coming off a 1-0 victory in their previous fixture after edging past Utrecht 1-0 in the Eredivisie last Sunday.
The Dutch giants have been in good form lately and travel to Copenhagen unbeaten in their last 10 matches across all competitions. Defending has not been particularly top notch in recent weeks having kept just one clean sheet in their last seven matches.
Another similarity between PSV and Copenhagen is their attacking prowess as seen in last week’s 4-4 draw. The goals have also flowed freely for Roger Schmidt’s men who can count a 5-0 victory at Vitesse Arnhem and a 3-1 win over Heracles among their recent results.
How the bookies view it
PSV have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at evens with William Hill to claim the win. A victory for Copenhagen is valued at 13/5 with BoyleSports while a draw is set at odds of 5/2 with Paddy Power.
Head to head
PSV Eindhoven have claimed one win while there have been two draws in the last three meetings with Copenhagen. Both teams battled to a thrilling 4-4 draw in last week’s first leg.
Players to watch
Pep Biel is the leading scorer for Copenhagen this season with eight goals in the Danish Superliga. The Spanish midfielder netted a brace in the first leg and is priced at 9/4 by bet365 to find the net on Thursday.
Eran Zahavi was also among the goals in the first leg and will be the one to watch for PSV Eindhoven. The striker has scored in his last four matches and is priced at 21/20 by bet365 to find the net on Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Following the eight-goal thriller in the first leg, Copenhagen and PSV Eindhoven are likely to serve up another exciting encounter on Thursday. Over 4.5 goals is valued at 19/5 by betfair while over 3.5 goals is priced at 32/21 by SBK.
It is likely to be end-to-end football on Thursday so both teams could be backed to score in the second half at 7/4 with Paddy Power. The second half could also be tipped as the highest scoring half at 10/11 with William Hill.
This UEFA Europa League Conference match between FC Copenhagen and PSV Eindhoven will be played on Mar 17, 2022 and kick off at 17:45. Check below for our tipsters best FC Copenhagen vs PSV Eindhoven prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.