PSV Eindhoven vs MonacoUEFA Europa League, KO: 20:00 Oct 21, 2021, Philips Stadion
It is a battle for top spot in Group B of the UEFA Europa League as PSV Eindhoven host Monaco at Philips Stadion. The French side are often plagued by bouts of inconsistency and while they are likely to make things difficult, PSV should have the edge, especially playing at home.
PSV Eindhoven were in fine form last time out in the Europa League as they eased to a 4-1 victory over Sturm Graz. They took the lead into the break through Ibrahim Sangare while Eran Zahavi, Philipp Max and Yorbe Vertessen were all on target in the second half.
Roger Schmidt’s men are unbeaten in the Europa League having begun their campaign with a 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad. They have been in fine form in recent weeks, winning four of their last five matches across all competitions, including a 3-1 victory over PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie last Saturday.
Goals have not been a problem for PSV, who have scored two or more in their last three matches. However, their open style often leaves them exposed at the back as they are without a clean sheet in their last five matches across all competitions.
Monaco have had a similar start to the Europa League with PSV and have also claimed a win and a draw from their opening two matches. They began with a 1-0 victory over Sturm Graz before being held 1-1 at home by Real Sociedad in their second fixture.
It has been a generally erratic start to the season for Monaco, who currently sit 10th in Ligue 1. Nico Kovac’s men travel to PSV off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Lyon in their last domestic fixture on Saturday.
Monaco have found things difficult on the road this season, claiming just two wins from their last seven away matches across all competitions. They are also without a clean sheet in that run.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There have been six previous matches between PSV Eindhoven and Monaco with both teams claiming two wins each and two draws. The most recent meeting was a friendly in 2017 which ended 0-0.
Players to watch
PSV Eindhoven have multiple attacking threats with Cody Gakpo and Eran Zahavi among the goals in recent weeks. Unibet has Zahavi at 9/5 to score anytime while Vbet is offering 3/1 on Gakpo in the same market.
Wissam Ben Yedder has been in good form for Monaco lately with five goals in his last six appearances. The French striker could be worth a punt in the anytime goalscorer market at 13/8 with William Hill.
Anything else catch the eye?
PSV Eindhoven have seen over 3.5 goals in both their matches in the Europa League and could be set for a similar outcome at 11/5 with Paddy Power. Over 2.5 goals can also be considered at 6/7 with SBK.
The Dutch team have scored in both halves in their two matches in the competition and Thursday’s clash is likely to follow a similar pattern at 23/10 with Unibet.
This UEFA Europa League match between PSV Eindhoven and Monaco will be played on Oct 21, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best PSV Eindhoven vs Monaco prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.