PSV vs Tottenham Preview | Spurs Trio Ruled Out | Expected Line-Ups | Prediction

By on October 24, 2018

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Tottenham will be looking to secure a much-needed win when they take on PSV Eindhoven in Holland this evening [5.55pm kick off].

Spurs warmed up for the game with a hard fought 1-0 win over West Ham at the London Stadium at the weekend to make it four Premier League victories in a row and keep them just two points adrift of league leaders Manchester City ahead of their clash this weekend.

However, it’s European matters at hand this evening as the north Londoners travel to the Eredivisie champions in desperate need of all three points following a disappointing start to their Champions League campaign.

Tottenham currently sit joint bottom of Group B on zero points after losing their opening two matches against Inter Milan and Barcelona so Mauricio Pochettino knows they need to take a maximum six points off PSV or risk crashing out of the competition.

PSV have also lost their first two games so their qualification hopes hang in the balance but the Dutch giants always knew it was going to be a tough task to get out of such a competitive group.

Team news

Tottenham will be without Danny Rose as the full-back is still nursing a groin injury while Dele Alli remains on the sidelines as he’s working his way back to full fitness following a hamstring strain.

Jan Vertonghen is another absentee for Spurs as the Belgian international isn’t due back from a hamstring injury until December while Victor Wanyama is carrying his own hamstring complaint.

However, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele are pushing for recalls after overcoming injuries while Hueng-min Son and Serge Aurier could also come back in to the starting eleven today.

As for PSV, they have virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from with Ryan Thomas the only player missing for Mark van Bommel’s side.

Expected Line-Ups

football formations

PSV XI: Zoet, Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Angelino, Rosario, Pereiro, Hendrix, Lozano, De Jong, Bergwijn

Predicted Score

PSV 1-2 Tottenham: PSV are flying in their domestic league having won all nine of their Eredivisie matches so far so they should be full of confidence but the Champions League is a different level altogether. Despite playing Man City at the weekend, Pochettino will have to field his best team tonight as Spurs need the points and I think they’ll have too much quality for the Dutch champs.

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