Sunday’s early action in the Eredivisie see’s last season’s champions (Feyenoord) take on the current league leaders (PSV), in a clash that could be hugely significant come the end of the season. Feyenoord are the hosts for this one, and seeing as though they’ve already lost one and drawn two of their opening 13 league matches, they’ll be desperate for all three points.
There’s a seven point difference in the table between PSV and Feyenoord. Peter Bosz’s side have won all of their games so far this season, scoring 48 goals and conceding just five. They’ve scored 21 goals in their last five league matches alone. After Wednesday night’s Champions League victory over Sevilla, PSV will be feeling confident that they continue their incredible streak. Feyenoord’s midweek defeat to Atletico Madrid may have an impact heading into this clash.
PSV’s toughest task of the match will be trying to keep out Santiago Giménez. The Mexican goal machine leads the top scorer list with 16 goals, including two hat-tricks. Luuk de Jong is the top scorer for PSV, with ten so far this season. Guus Til, Hirving Lozano and Malik Tillman have also been contributing regularly this season.
A big question for Peter Bosz is who should he start on the wing? With Noa Lang returning from injury, he’s got Lang, Bakayoko and Lozano to choose from, along with Wednesday night’s match winner Ricardo Pepi and Luuk de Jong to pick up top. Defender Armel Bella-Kotchap will miss this one for PSV due to a shoulder injury. Feyenoord will be without the injured Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Bart Nieuwkoop.
It’s a tough game to call, but expect goals. With the amount of quality up front on both side’s, it’ll be a tough day for those defending. A win for PSV would be a huge boost as they target their first league title since the 17/18 season. A win for Feyenoord would close the gap between the two side’s with Arne Slot aiming for a second successive title.