PSV Eindhoven vs SevillaUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Oct 3, 2023, Philips Stadion
PSV Eindhoven will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Arsenal on match-day one as they welcome Sevilla to Philips Stadion for a UEFA Champions League Group B fixture. PSV have generally been in good form lately and will be confident of seeing off their Spanish visitors, who have been woeful on their recent travels.
PSV Eindhoven made a poor start to their Champions League campaign as they were beaten 4-0 at Arsenal in their opening Group B fixture. They were second best throughout the encounter and were constantly carved open by the Premier League side.
While it was undoubtedly a disappointing result for PSV Eindovhen, manager Peter Bosz will prefer to view it as a bad day at the office. It was their first defeat across all competitions this season and they head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 3-2 victory over Volendam last Saturday in the Eredivisie.
That win is an extension of a superb home record for PSV Eindovhen, who have won their last six matches at Philips Stadion across all competitions. There have been some one-sided results in that run, including a 4-1 win over Sturm Graz and a 5-1 victory over Rangers during the Champions League qualifiers.
Sevilla played out a 1-1 draw with Lens in their opening Group B fixture in the Champions League. Lucas Ocampos struck an early opener that did not last too long as the French side grabbed the equaliser midway through the first half.
It has been a difficult campaign for Sevilla, who are currently in the bottom half of the La Liga table and have claimed just one win from their last nine matches across all competitions. They were beaten 1-0 by Barcelona in a La Liga fixture last Friday.
That defeat in Barcelona extends a poor away record for Sevilla as they are yet to secure a single win on the road this season. Among the recent results for Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men on their travels is a 4-3 La Liga defeat to Alaves.
How the bookies view it
PSV have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 20/21 by Coral to claim the win. A victory for Sevilla is valued at 3/1 with 888Sport while William Hill is offering odds of 27/10 for a draw.
Head to head
Both teams met in the knockout stage of last season’s Europa League with Sevilla winning 3-0 at home while PSV Eindhoven picked up a 2-0 victory at the Philips Stadion.
Players to watch
Having had little service at Arsenal on match-day one, Luuk de Jong will be the one tasked with providing the spark in attack. The striker already has 12 goals across all competitions this season and with five of them coming in the Champions League qualifiers, he could be backed to find the net on Tuesday at 21/10 with bet365.
With Rafa Mir and Youssef En-Nesyri doubtful for the trip to Philips Stadion, Dodi Lukebakio will be the one to watch for Sevilla. The Belgian forward has two goals this season and is priced at 17/4 by Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
PSV Eindhoven have seen over 3.5 goals in nine of their last 10 matches across all competitions and could be set for a repeat at 23/10 with Paddy Power. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 10/11 with William Hill while both teams could be backed to score at 3/4 with bet365.
The Dutch giants have scored in both halves in eight of their last 10 matches across all competitions and could be set for a similar pattern at 2/1 with Paddy Power.
This UEFA Champions League match between PSV Eindhoven and Sevilla will be played on Oct 3, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best PSV Eindhoven vs Sevilla prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.