PSV - Sporting
While, perhaps surprisingly, this will be the first-ever meeting between PSV and Sporting Lisbon, itâ€™s already the hostsâ€™ seventh European match of this season following a failed Champions League qualification push (W4, D1, L1). Notably, PSV has scored at least three times in two of their three European home games this season, with five of those six goals coming after half-time (W2, D1).
On the other hand, Sporting have won 11 of their 16 prior European clashes vs Dutch opposition (W11, D3, L2), with their away record in such games also impressive (W4, D2, L2 - 90 minutes only).
Both teams scored in seven of Sportingâ€™s eight away matches in the aforementioned sequence, whilst four saw over 1.5 first-half goals (3.5 total goals per match average). This coincides with the trend of high-scoring affairs across Sportingâ€™s last two European group campaigns (CL & EL - 2.75 goals per match average, rising to 3.33 away from home).
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 19.09. 19:00h