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PSV vs Excelsior Predictions

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      Not only did PSV’s 100% record in the Eredivisie end last weekend, the reigning champions also lost their unbeaten record after finally being defeated by Feyenoord. Excelsior are the next in line to to take on PSV in the Eredivisie, but even with their 100% record coming to an end the odds are still on the hosts returning to winning ways on Friday. Excelsior are unbeaten in their last two matches, but not long ago lost 7-1 at the hands of Ajax and that result will be in the back of the players’ minds heading into Friday’s game at the Philips Stadion.

      Feyenoord took the lead against PSV in the twenty-eighth minute through Danish striker Jørgensen, and a second goal in the thirty-third minute from Larsson saw the hosts go 2-0 up. Shortly before the break Jørgensen had to be taken off with an injury and Feyenoord certainly missed his presence during the second forty-five.

      PSV may have been outplayed by their hosts in the first half, but the second half belonged to the visitors. Eventually PSV pulled a goal back through Bergwijn with seventy-two minutes on the clock, but despite their best efforts the unbeaten visitors could not produce an equaliser and their 100% record in the Eredivisie came to an end.

      With twelve league goals so far this season its de Jong who top scores for PSV, closely followed by Mexican international Lozano on ten. Messaoud leads the way in front of goal for Excelsior with five Eredivisie goals, but teammate Bruins has four goals, and both Koolwijk and Ómarsson have chipped in with three goals apiece.

      Three of the above mentioned Excelsior players were on the scoreboard for their team at home to Utrecht last weekend, but despite going three goals up the hosts ended up drawing the game. Ómarsson got Excelsior off to the perfect start with a goal in the sixth minute and just two minutes later Koolwijk made it 2-0 to the hosts.

      When Bruins converted a twenty-sixth minute penalty to make it 3-0 to Excelsior the result appeared to have been decided. However, Kerk got Utrecht back into the match in the fifty-fifth minute when he made it 3-1, and in the sixty-first minute teammate Venema brought Utrecht to within one goal of their hosts. A sixty-fifth minute penalty offered Utrecht the opportunity to complete their comeback and Simon Gustafson made no mistake from twelve yards out.

      Klaiber was shown a second yellow card in the eighty-fifth minute which offered Excelsior a brief window to exploit their one man advantage, but Utrecht held on to secure a well deserved point. The visitors were the better team in all departments, but being 3-0 up and failing to win the game will have hurt the hosts confidence heading into a much tougher game in Eindhoven on Friday.

      We’re confident that PSV will win and that both teams will score in the process, and have backed the hosts to bounce back in style with a 5-1 victory. PSV have won their last five matches against Excelsior, and four of the last six matches between pair have seen both teams score. Both teams have scored in four of PSV’s last six matches, as well as in each of Excelsior’s last five matches.

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