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quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2016
Bayern Munich vs PSV Eindhoven: Preview and Prediction
Bayern Munich vs PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League – Group D Date: Wednesday, 19th October, 2016 Kick-off: 19:45 UK. Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich.
Bayern Munich are desperate to get back to winning ways when they host Dutch Eredivisie outfit PSV Eindhoven on the matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League.
A sharp Atletico Madrid got the better of the Bavarians on the matchday 2 by a 1-0 margin at the Vicente Calderon. It might not have come as a surprise as Bayern Munich had little success over Spanish Clubs away from home. They were then held to consecutive draws in the two Bundesliga games after the defeat at Madrid. Coming back to Munich for the matchday 3, the German Champions are desperate for a win to get their season back on track. They do have some major injury concerns with both Frank Ribery and Arturo Vidal are likely to sit out with injuries.
PSV Eindhoven were held at Russia by an FC Rostov, who are making their first ever appearance in Champions League. With the 1-0 loss on the opening day at home to Atletico Madrid, PSV will be coming into this match sitting at the rock bottom of the table. Just like their Wednesday’s opponent, the Dutch side are also in desperate need of a win.
Bayern Munich vs PSV Eindhoven: Head-to-Head Stats
In 6 competitive meetings between the two sides, Bayern Munich have won 4 as against PSV’s 1 win, with 1 match ending in a stalemate. The lone PSV win was in their latest meeting during the 1999/2000 edition of Champions League.
Bayern Munich are unbeaten in 3 home matches against PSV with 2 wins and a draw. And the draw can be dated back to their first competitive meeting in 1986.
The Bundesliga side haven’t lost to a Dutch opposition at home in a UEFA competition. They have won 7 and drawn 2 of their 9 matches at Munich.
While PSV have a poor record while playing in Germany against Bundesliga oppositions. They had tasted victory only once in 18 visits and suffered 13 defeats.
Bayern Munich vs PSV Eindhoven: Prediction
Bayern Munich is one of the sides in Champions League with an insatiable home record. They are on a 13 match winning run at the Allianz Arena and keeping 8 clean sheets. While PSV, who made a good start to the season have finally fallen from grace and seem to struggle in their domestic league as well. They were held to draws by lower ranked sides in the last two meetings. Also, they haven’t fared well against elite clubs of Europe in recent seasons. This is all pointing to another comfortable home win for the Bavarians.