Eredivisie: SC Heerenven vs PSV Eindhoven Match Preview
PSV Eindhoven lock horns against SC Heerenveen away from home as they look to maintain the pressure on their rivals Ajax.
Date: 10 September 2017
Time: 6 pm IST/ 11:30 am (UK)/ 12:30 pm CET
Venue: Abe Lenstra Station
Philip Kakou’s side are carrying their perfect season start when they travel to Heerenveen in the quest for all three points to keep on the pressure on rivals Feyenoord and Ajax.
A young group of players together created some deserving results at the start of the new season and for Kakou it is one of the most important venture. After winning back to back Eredivisie title in 2015 & 2016, kakou failed to keep his team’s Champions looks last term with Feyenoord touching the silverware after 17 years wait.
But this time he made a starting 11 full of young talent and energy following Peter Bosz’s tactics with Ajax last season. It worked in the first three games as PSV found their old rhythm on the ball and created a new attacking threat in the form of youth ranked Lozano. His instant impact with 2 goals and 3 assists had beautifully crafted Kakou’s plan. Not only that, his attacking prospect killed much dependency on Luke De Jong, the veteran center forward. His eye-catching performance came in the 2-0 victory over Roda JC before the International break where he scored and assisted Locadia with a mind-whirling through ball.
Having graped a 4-1 away win against NEC Breda in August on Match day 2, PSV are making every notes to produce another victory away from home. Their opponents Heerenveen can produce severe test in their home ground with PSV struggling against them in the past. Their defensive show was also average in previous games, coinciding three and managing only one assist. They still need time for someone to fill in the boots of departed Andres Guardado. After serving for four years, the Mexican defender joined La Liga side Real Betis this summer.
The two clubs had met with each 50th time with Psv winning 27 of them. Last season the visitors packed up a 4-3 victory in a goal fest game.