Preview: Heerenveen vs. PSV Eindhoven – prediction, team news, lineups


Sports activities Mole previews Thursday’s Eredivisie conflict between Heerenveen and PSV Eindhoven, together with predictions, workforce information and doable lineups.

PSV Eindhoven will look to put one hand on the Eredivisie title after they head to Abe Lenstra Stadion to tackle Heerenveen on Thursday night.

If the Peasants win this match and Feyenoord loses in Deventer later within the night, PSV might even be topped league champions for the twenty fifth time of their historical past by the top of the night time.

Match preview

PSV Eindhoven's Luuk de Jong celebrates scoring their first goal on February 20, 2024© Reuters

It has been a really outstanding league marketing campaign for PSV, and after three consecutive seasons of ending as runners-up, all they require is 4 factors from their remaining 4 video games to reclaim the Eredivisie title.

Since conceding their first and solely league lack of the season in opposition to NEC final month, the Boeren have been on a rampage, smashing in 13 objectives of their final three matches, together with 5 agaisnt AZ and 6 with out reply final week in opposition to Vitesse.

In opposition to the Vites, Luuk de Jong opened the scoring within the twenty eighth minute, with Malik Tillman and Andre Ramalho extending the result in 3-0 by the break. Johan Bakayoko continued his wealthy vein of type, scoring the fourth of the afternoon earlier than De Jong acquired his second within the recreation, and Hirving Lozano netted in stoppage time.

With that end result, De Jong notched up one other file this time period, changing into solely the fourth participant to attain 25 or extra objectives in 4 totally different Eredivisie seasons, whereas Bakayoko grew to become the second youngest international participant to search out the web in 4 consecutive Eredivisie video games for PSV, after Ronaldo again in 1995.

Up subsequent for Peter Bosz and co is Heerenveen – a facet that they beat pretty comfortably within the reverse fixture again in December 2-0 and one which they haven’t misplaced to of their final 11 encounters (W5 D6 L0) courting again to September 2017.

Heerenveen are having fun with one other strong season however slipped out of the highest half of the standings within the final month after failing to safe a win in 5 video games, together with three losses and two attracts between March 10 and April 7.

Nonetheless, they managed to finish that winless run of their final outing, overcoming Heracles 2-0 with objectives from Che Nunnely and Pelle van Amersfoort within the match’s first and remaining 10 minutes, respectively.

With that end result, Kees van Wonderen‘s facet remained 4 factors behind ninth-placed Sparta Rotterdam however the win additionally assured that they can’t be routinely relegated this season, now 17 factors away from the drop with 12 factors left to play for.

The hosts will now be trying to keep away from a fourth consecutive match with out victory at Abe Lenstra Stadion. Throughout that point, they misplaced to Feyenoord and Utrecht, drew in opposition to Twente, and conceded three objectives in every of these matches.

Heerenveen Eredivisie type:

PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie type:

Group Information

Borussia Dortmund's Donyell Malen in action with PSV Eindhoven's Sergino Dest on March 13, 2024© Reuters

For this match, Heerenveen will be capable to welcome again Oliver Braude, who served his one-match suspension final week for the purple card he was proven in opposition to Utrecht in the beginning of the month.

Denzel Corridor continues to be suspended and won’t function in midweek, whereas Osame Sahraoui missed the journey to Almelo with a knock and has been flagged as a doubt for this one.

PSV introduced earlier within the week that Sergino Dest suffered a critical knee damage throughout coaching, and it seems that he’s now going to overlook the rest of the season in addition to this summer time’s Copa America in america.

Dest is the newest addition to PSV’s damage record, which already options Isaac Babadi (knee) and Noa Lang (hamstring), who’re completed for the season. Ismael Saibari (muscle) and Ricardo Pepi (knock) are listed as questionable.

Heerenveen doable beginning lineup:
Van der Hart; Ali, Van Beek, Bochniewicz, Kohlert; Haye, Olsson; Nunnely, Brouwers, Walemark; Van Amersfoort

PSV Eindhoven doable beginning lineup:
Benitez; Teze, Silva, Boscagli, Van Aanholt; Schouten, Veerman; Bakayoko, Til, Tillman; De Jong

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We are saying: Heerenveen 1-3 PSV Eindhoven

PSV are streaking towards the title and are doing it in some model. They’ve been banging in objectives for enjoyable currently and now face a Heerenveen facet which have shipped 9 of their final three residence video games alone, which doesn’t bode effectively for his or her probabilities on this match. We really feel the champions-elect will notch up one other large win on this one.

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