PSV Eindhoven vs RC LensUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 8, 2023, Philips Stadion
PSV Eindhoven are seeking their first win in Group B of the UEFA Champions League as they host RC Lens on Wednesday. The Dutch giants are likely to unleash their potent firepower on Lens, who have rode their luck a few times in the competition and might find things difficult at Philips Stadion.
PSV Eindhoven are still seeking their first win in this season’s Champions League but not for a lack of trying. They have drawn their last two matches in the competition and actually led in the reverse fixture with Johan Bakayoko’s effort cancelled out by the French side.
It has been a generally solid start to the season for PSV Eindhoven, who have only lost once across all competitions so far. They have won four of their last five matches and picked up a 6-0 victory over Heracles in an Eredivisie fixture last weekend.
Results like that have been common for PSV Eindhoven in recent times with a 4-0 victory at Sparta Rotterdam among their recent wins. Peter Bosz’s men also picked up a 5-2 victory over Ajax in their previous fixture at Philips Stadion.
RC Lens are unbeaten in the Champions League but have only picked up one win from their three matches in Group B. They fought back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture with Elye Wahi getting the equaliser.
The French side appear to have a weird habit of falling behind in this season’s Champions League. Franck Haise’s men have come from behind in all three of their matches in Group B and could see their luck run out soon.
RC Lens’ overall recent form has not been the best as they have picked up just one win from their last five matches across all competitions. The other four matches in that run have ended in draws, including a 0-0 scoreline at Lorient in Ligue 1 last weekend.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed PSV Eindhoven as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 8/11 with bet365. A victory for RC Lens is valued at 7/2 by Paddy Power while William Hill is offering odds of 3/1 for a draw.
Head to head
The reverse fixture was the first ever meeting between PSV Eindhoven and Lens.
Players to watch
Luuk de Jong has led the line well for PSV Eindhoven and could be the one to watch on Wednesday. The striker has found the net in his last two matches and is priced at 6/4 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Elye Wahi has caught the eye for Lens in the Champions League, scoring in the last two matches. Paddy Power is offering odds of 13/5 on the striker to score anytime on Wednesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
PSV have been involved in some high scoring contests lately and Saturday’s clash could be tipped to produce over 3.5 goals at 13/8 with BetVictor. The Dutch side have scored in both halves in their last two matches and a repeat is priced at 6/4 with bet365.
The goals were scored after the break in the reverse fixture, so both teams could be backed tj score in the second half on Wednesday at 2/1 with William Hill.
This UEFA Champions League match between PSV Eindhoven and RC Lens will be played on Nov 8, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best PSV Eindhoven vs RC Lens prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.