While the top-flight international leagues have almost all resumed operations, Champions League qualifying is also entering the final rounds. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the return matches of the penultimate round await us. The most interesting duel is probably the one between Eindhoven and Monaco. Individually, the two teams are among the best in qualification, so it is all the more sad that at least one of the two does not participate in the C1.
The first leg ended in a tightly contested 1-1 and the outcome was fair given how the match went, although Monaco actually had more play. Eindhoven, however, always remained dangerous and led the score. Everything is therefore open for the return match and there is not really a favorite. In this Eindhoven – Monaco prediction, you will find out who we trust for the rest of the competition.
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PSV Eindhoven: news and form
PSV could hardly have started the season better. In the first official game of the season, the Supercup against Ajax, Eindhoven won 5-3 as underdogs and set off attacking fireworks. Once again, Guus Til, who seems to be flourishing for the second time in his career, was the man for the job. But a Cody Gakbo or an Ibrahim Sangaré also have a lot of quality and can easily measure up to international competition. The beginning of the league was also very sovereign, when the promoted from Emmen were defeated at home by 4:1. The double scorer was once again Cody Gakpo.
Almost 15 years ago, Eindhoven was sometimes the absolute number one in the Netherlands, champion four years in a row and permanent guest of the Champions League. But in recent years arch-rivals Ajax Amsterdam have taken over from PSV. Four times in a row, Eindhoven have missed out on the league, even though they were close last season. Individually, Ajax are still ahead of PSV Eindhoven, but the Supercup match in Montreal the team can in any case compete with Amsterdam. The question is whether this will be possible in the long term.
Monaco: news and form
Although the last season was not bad, Niko Kovac was dismissed from the principality club. Requirements and reality are often far apart in the city-state, which has meant extreme fluctuations in performance in the past. But at the end of last season, it must also be said that the change of coach paid off. Due to an extremely strong run at the end of the season, the team rose to third place and was thus able to qualify for the premier category. With Eindhoven, they certainly had a very difficult draw, but we entrusted the Monegasques as the strongest team of all the qualifiers.
Due to the individual class within the squad, it is mandatory to place in a qualifying place for Europe. With Tchouameni, a young player left the club for a significant sum, but the quality should be sufficient even without the young Frenchman. The start of the new season has already been successful, during the 2-1 match in Strasbourg, the Monegasques showed solidity and serenity. The workforce is large enough to achieve the targeted objectives. As long as the team sticks together, we think Monaco are capable of taking second place at the end of the season.
PSV Eindhoven – Monaco: stats and key points
- In the last 9 games between the two teams, PSV Eindhoven have won 2 times, there have been 4 draws and AS Monaco have won 3 times. The goal difference is 9-8 in favor of AS Monaco.
- Result of the first leg: AS Monaco – PSV Eindhoven 1-1.
- AS Monaco have scored at least one goal in 20 consecutive matches.
- PSV Eindhoven wins the 1st half in 53% of their matches, AS Monaco in 45% of their matches.
- The performances of PSV Eindhoven over the last 5 games are better than those of AS Monaco.
- PSV Eindhoven scores 2.55 but when playing at home and AS Monaco scores 1.58 but when playing away (on average).
- PSV Eindhoven haven’t lost in their last 5 games.
- AS Monaco have not won in their last 4 games.
- PSV Eindhoven have scored at least one but in 6 consecutive games.
- AS Monaco have scored at least one but in each of their last 5 games.
- PSV Eindhoven have won 3 home games in a row.
Probable compositions – Updated on 08/08/2022 at 5:17 p.m.
4 – 3 – 3
4 – 2 – 3 – 1
The teams are extremely close, as the first leg has already shown. But we believe that the Monegasques win in the end, because they have more international experience and have played a good role in the French league for years.
- Side : 2.90
- Bookmaker: Winamax
In both teams, the attack is the absolute strong point. Eindhoven have been very successful attacking in the first games, but Monaco also have a lot of class in attack, especially with Wissam Ben Yedder. It’s hard for us to imagine a team not scoring on Tuesday.
- Side : 1.58
- Bookmaker: Winamax
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