A week after a disappointing outing at home, AS Monaco must free themselves in the Netherlands to dismiss PSV in the third preliminary round and continue to dream of the Champions League.
And if the Monegasque dynamic had finally started this weekend? After a shaky start to the summer marked by an unpromising preparation (2 wins in 7 games), AS Monaco showed new momentum on Friday in the wake of their good second period against Eindhoven. Incisive, Philippe Clement’s men went for victory on the lawn of Strasbourg, obtaining many chances, and perfectly launched their season in Ligue 1. A meeting almost successful since the end of the match revealed a guilty relaxation whose could have benefited from the Alsatian formation. Largesse which the Monegasques could not afford, this Tuesday, when it comes to finding PSV Eindhoven, unless they have taken shelter before.
Because after two official matches, an element is emerging in the Monegasque game. If the intentions are present, in front of the goal, realism is lacking for Ben Yedder and his teammates. Whether during the first leg at Louis-II or even this weekend at La Meineau, there were many situations for a poor result. If against the PSV, they could blame themselves in particular Minanimo, they stumbled on a very good Matz Sels in Alsace. However, the ingredients are there and nothing is missing for it to translate to the bulletin board. Better, the Alsatian performance reassured the Belgian technician about the strengths of his group. In anticipation of this return match, he had chosen to rest several executives (Ben Yedder, Golovin, Vanderson, Volland) and the entrants seized their chance. Author of a winning volley, Diatta showed that he had to be counted on, just like Sofiane Diop, author of the winning goal and who is mounting the pressure, after a truncated preparation. Attractive, the two men could bring some of the ardor that Monaco lacked in the first leg.
But if Monaco does not lack offensive arguments, the other key is in defense. Indeed, the Monegasque rock has been crumbly since the beginning of the preparation and in 9 matches, only twice has it remained intact. The return of Badiaschile, in the recovery phase, could relieve Clément and the entire Monegasque rearguard. However, nothing is certain for the international defender, unlike Caio Henrique, who will return to his position after a week in solitary confinement following his positive Covid-19 test.
Returns that will not be too much to try to prevent PSV Eindhoven from playing a bad trick on them. Realistic in the first leg, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s players are not going to watch Monaco invalidate their game and qualify to play in the Champions League play-offs, a competition from which the club has been deprived for 4 years now. Proud of his first leg, the Dutch technician should not change the formula to annoy his opponent, with a game of transition, while bringing a little more percussion. Established this weekend, Xavi Simons was decisive in the victory against Emmen (4-1), delivering an assist and offering an overflowing activity. At 19, the Dutchman has a good chance of playing, or even starting out, especially since he knows Monaco well having played with PSG for 3 years, before joining PSV this summer, in search of time to game. His association with Luuk de Jong is cause for concern for ASM, especially as Gakpo continues to shine and Bakayoko has gained confidence by scoring.
Whatever the forces present, Monaco knows the magnitude of the task that awaits it and will have to come out with a full match to continue its journey and reach the Champions League play-offs, the last step before being able to take part in the phase. of groups. It will be against Union Saint-Gilloise or Glasgow Rangers but before looking ahead, there is a game to win in Eindhoven where PSV lost only 5 times in 33 games last season. Monaco remember it for trapping him last October. It’s up to him to start over.
The 3rd preliminary round return of the Champions League between PSV Eindhoven and AS Monaco will take place from 8:30 p.m., at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven.
On which channel will the match PSV – Monaco be broadcast?
The Champions League third preliminary round between PSV Eindhoven and AS Monaco will be broadcast live on Canal+.
What streaming broadcast for the PSV – Monaco match?
The meeting between Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV Eindhoven and Philippe Clement’s AS Monaco will be available for streaming on the MyCanal platform.
BetClic: PSV Eindhoven: 2.30 / Draw: 3.60 / AS Monaco: 2.93
Sports bets: PSV Eindhoven: 2.35 / Draw: 3.60 / AS Monaco: 2.95
Winamax: PSV Eindhoven: 2.30 / Draw: 3.65 / AS Monaco: 3.00
What are the probable compositions of PSV and Monaco?
PSV Eindhoven: Benitez – Hoever, Teze, Obispo, Max – Sangaré, Veerman – Bagayoko, Simons, Gakpo – De Jong.
AS Monaco: Nübel – Aguilar, Disasi, Maripan, Caio Henrique – Fofana, Matazo – Vanderson, Minanimo, Golovine – Ben Yedder (cap.).