After a 21-day break, the UEFA Europa League will go into its third match day on Thursday night. Group D leads to a duel between PSV Eindhoven and LASK. The Dutch lead the table of the group with the maximum point of six points from two games. In the Eredivisie, the team of Mark van Bommel is currently on the second place standings and only last week their first defeat.
PSV Eindhoven vs Lask Soccer Betting Prediction
The upcoming opponent of PSV from Linz is in the Austrian Bundesliga on the second place in the table. The LASK lost out in the last round of the Europa League Sporting Lisbon and is now in third place in Group D with three points. The victory of the Austrian runner-up could narrow the constellation in the group.
Although both teams have played a respectable season so far, the Dutch have been able to convince the bookmakers more. The odds comparison shows that the Group D leader is the clear favorite in the upcoming game. In the match between PSV Eindhoven and the LASK the tip 1 is rated with odds of 1.70.
On the other hand, a division of points between the Dutch and the Austrians seems much more lucrative. Between PSV Eindhoven and LASK, betting on a draw will bring odds of up to 4.50. The Linzer have only outsider chances in the Philips stadium. If in the game between PSV Eindhoven and the LASK tip 2, would betting odds of 5.31 bring.
PSV Eindhoven – Statistics & Current Form
The Dutch runner-up is playing a very good season so far. Nevertheless, PSV is currently back in the Eredivisie behind Ajax Amsterdam. In Netherlands’ top division Eindhoven took seven wins from ten matches. The weak performance at 0: 3 at home against Utrecht led on Saturday to the first defeat of the season in Ligaalltag for the team of Mark van Bommel.
In the Europa League, the Dutch are still unbeaten and lead with six points at the top of Group D. The way in which PSV Eindhoven could bring in the two victories, impressive. Against Rosenborg BK they drove a 1: 4 away win against Sporting and fought the hosts a 3: 2.
In all games in all competitions and qualifications, Mark van Bommel remained true to his line. PSV Eindhoven always ran in a 4-3-3 system. Yanick van Osch and Sam Lammers still fail due to their knee injuries.
Striking is the young age of PSV players. The average age in the squad of the Dutch runner-up is 24.7 years. 14 players of the Dutch are 23 years or younger. Critics accuse the team of lacking experience, which is lacking the coming opponent on an international level.
Both in the domestic Eredivisie, as well as in the Europa League convinced PSV Eindhoven by a well-groomed offensive football. In the Dutch league, the team of Mark van Bommel scored 26 goals in ten games and at international level, it was seven goals in two games.
The offensive power of the hosts stands and falls with Donyell Malen. The 20-year-old center forward has scored 16 times in 19 competitive matches. His teammates scored a maximum of four goals. Painting is at the top of both the Eredivisie and European League goalscorer list. The Dutch youngster scored three times against Rosenborg and Sporting.
Deficits have the Dutch in defense. Although nine goals from ten Eredivisie games are a good value, two teams have better stats. In the Europa League group stage, PSV Eindhoven have conceded three goals so far. Jeroen Zoet is the number one host. He was once in the Europa League and received two goals.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper has been able to keep his white card three times in nine games in the Dutch league. The partially error-prone defense of the hosts in the game between PSV Eindhoven and the LASK confirms the prediction, which predicts that the Dutch will not win.
Best scorers in the league:
🎖 Donyell Malen (10 goals)
🎖 Denzel Dumfries (3 goals)
🎖 Steven Bergwijn (2 goals)
Expected formation of PSV Eindhoven:
➲ Zoet- Sadilek, Viergever, Baumgartl, Dumfries- Rosario, Ihattaren, Hendrix- Bergwijn, Malen, Doan (4-3-3)
Last matches of PSV Eindhoven:
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Utrecht vs PSV Eindhoven 3: 0 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – PSV Eindhoven vs. VVV Venlo 4: 1 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 03.10.2019 – Rosenborg Trondheim vs. PSV Eindhoven 1: 4 (Europa League)
⚽️ 29.09.2019 – PEC Zwolle Vs. PSV Eindhoven 0: 4 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – PSV Eindhoven Vs. FC Groningen 3: 1 (Eredivisie)
Lask – Statistics & Current Form
The Linz Athletics Sport Club also put in a good start to the season. The situation of the Upper Austrian traditional club can be compared well with that of its Dutch counterpart. The Austrian runner-up lost only one game in the league. However, the LASK lost in one of the two games in the Europa League.
Against Sporting Lisbon five minutes of inattentiveness were enough to lose a deserved lead. Therefore, the Austrians are currently with three counters in third place of Group D. With a high victory over PSV, the Linzer could even take the league lead.
Similar to Mark van Bommel, Valérien Ismaël always relies on the same game system. The LASK ran in every single game of the season 2019/20 in the 3-4-3 system. The biggest problem from the point of view of the Austrians is the long list of failures. Petar Filipovic, Christian Ramsebner and In-pyo Oh miss the battle against PSV Eindhoven due to injury. Daniel Jelisic, Fabian Benko and Dominik Reiter have no eligibility for the Europa League this year.
Offensively, the LASK is rock solid, but not exceptionally dangerous. In the Austrian Bundesliga the guests scored 25 goals in eleven games. One goal each scored in the two Europa League games. Thomas Goiginger and Marko Raguz are the top scorers of the Austrian runner-up, with seven matches each.
Goiginger was recently voted Bundesliga player of the month. Last weekend, the 26-year-old attacker scored twice against SV Mattersburg. Peter Michorl must also be highlighted. The 24-year-old central midfielder has scored nine goals in 18 games to his teammates.
The great strength of the guests from the Alpine Republic is their defensive behavior. In the Austrian Bundesliga, the Linz have received eight goals in the previous eleven games. Also in Group D of the UEFA Europa League LASK conceded the fewest goals. Only two balls found their way into the gate of the Linzer.
Goalkeeper Alexander Schlager did not miss a single minute of play for his club. It managed to keep the young Austrian goalkeeper in the Bundesliga five times zero. The solid defense underlines the prognosis in the game between PSV Eindhoven and LASK, which says that the Linzer will not be the loser from the field.
A significant contribution to the success of the LASK was provided by James Holland. The 30-year-old defensive midfielder is not only a good scorer, but also the center of defense between defensive and offensive. Seven gate templates underline the quality of the Australian. Accordingly, it is not surprising that besides Schlager, he is the only player to have been selected by Valérien Ismaël in each match.
Best scorers in the league:
🎖 Marko Raguz (4 goals)
🎖 Thomas Goiginger (4 goals)
🎖 Reinhold Ranftl (3 goals)
Expected formation of Lask:
➲ Schlager- Trauner, Filipovic, Wiesinger- Renner,Holland, Michorl, Ranftl- Frieser, Raguz, Goiginger (3-4-3)
Last matches from Lask:
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Lask Vs. Mattersburg 7: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – Hartberg vs Lask 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 03.10.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Lask 2: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – St. Pölten vs. Lask 0: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Vienna Viktoria Vs. Lask 1: 4 (cup)
PSV Eindhoven vs Lask Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
So far, there were no direct duels between PSV Eindhoven and the LASK. Nevertheless, the statistics speak for the hosts. PSV have already scored on Austrian clubs twelve times and won nine of these games.
The Linzer played four games against clubs from the Netherlands. However, the Austrians could win none of these matches. These duels have long passed and little meaning for the game next Thursday.
PSV Eindhoven vs Lask Soccer Betting Prediction Explained
If one relies on the odds, the starting position is relatively clear. The hosts from Eindhoven are the clear favorite next Thursday. The form of the Dutch is very good despite a defeat at the weekend. Above all, the PSV offensive is a fire hazard. The defensive achievements of the Dutch runner-up are solid but not exceptional.
The LASK is also in a very strong shape. However, the strengths of the guests are clearly in the defense. The attack of the Linzer meets regularly, but not to an extraordinary extent.
Key facts – PSV Eindhoven vs Lask tips
📌 Donyell Malen leads both the Eredivisie and European League goalscorer list.
📌 The LASK conceded in Group D of the Europa League so far the fewest goals.
📌 So far, PSV and the LASK have not met.
Since the games of both teams tend to be more goal-rich, would offer appropriate bets. However, tips on over 2.5 goals are not lucrative. Fans of the two teams can expect a close game. It is easy to imagine that the strong offensive of the Dutch and the safe defense of the Austrians neutralize themselves.
Since the game between PSV Eindhoven and the LASK seems a direct bet too risky, the odds on X2 at 2.35 are the most interesting option.
Competition: Europa League, Group. D
Prediction of the Day: X2