PSV v Tottenham Champions League betting preview and tips

18:55 Wed 24 Oct
Football
Europe
Champions League
Tip: PSV +0.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -109

On first glance, it would appear that PSV are the whipping boys in Champions League Group B, with the Dutch side having suffered a heavy defeat at the Nou Camp before being turned over at home to Internazionale.

However, further inspection shows that Mark van Bommel’s side were holding their own against Barcelona and the floodgates only opened late in the game, while they also took the lead against Inter before the Italian side staged a comeback.

A cursory glance at the Eredivisie table reveals that they sit top of the pops and they boast a 100% record in the Netherlands, with several of their players part of a resurgent Dutch squad who overcame Germany 3-0 in the Nations League during the international break.

Therefore, there are plenty of reasons to think the champions of Holland can avoid defeat against a Tottenham side who have also lost both of their opening matches, with Mauricio Pochettino knowing that maximum points over these two matches are imperative if they are to qualify for the last sixteen.

Spurs led at the San Siro before being beaten and gifted Barcelona an opening goal at Wembley which led to them effectively chasing the game and never getting level with a team who played the role of front runners excellently.

Tottenham clearly have a good squad although continue to be without Christian Eriksen who has been making them tick for several seasons and there are also fitness concerns over Dele Alli.

We expect to see a competitive match and the odds about the home side with half a goal advantage on the Asian Handicap look very attractive, with PSV having ambitions of their own to at least finish third and play in the Europa League.

BETTING TIP
PSV +0.5 @ 1.92 with bet365

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    Ben Davies
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    Moussa Dembélé
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