Prediction and odds for the game: PSV Eindhoven (15/8) vs Arsenal (13/10)
We are backing the away win
When: Thursday, 27th October 2022, Kick-off 17:45
Where: The Philips Stadion
On Thursday evening, PSV Eindhoven hosts Arsenal in Group A of the Europa League in what promises to be a highly entertaining encounter.
Until recent games, PSV were thriving both at home and abroad. However, back-to-back defeats against Arsenal in the reverse fixture and a 4-2 defeat at Groningen last time out means that Ruud van Nistelrooy’s team heads into this clash in poor form.
Despite the recent defeats, PSV is still in second place in Group A, and a win in this clash would put them in a healthy position to make the competition’s knockout stages. The 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture ended a three-game unbeaten run for the home team in the Europa League.
The Dutch team have an inconsistent recent record in this competition, as they have won just three of their last eight matches in the Europa League.
PSV have a decent recent home record in the Europa League, as they have won five of their previous eight matches on home soil, having lost just once in the home run.
The home team is set to start this game without several players, including Marco van Ginkel, Yorbe Vertessen and Olivier Boscagli.
The Gunners head into this game on the back of a frustrating 1-1 at Southampton last time out. Despite the draw, Mikel Arteta’s team is still two points clear of reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the top of the table.
When it comes to the Europa League, Arsenal has won all four of their games in Group A and has already booked their place in the knockout stages. The 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture means that the Gunners have now kept three straight clean sheets in the competition. The result also means that Arsenal are unbeaten in their last five games in the Europa League.
The team from north London also has a decent recent away record in the Europa League, as they have won nine of their previous 13 matches on their travels, suffering just one defeat in the process.
The Gunners are expected to still be without Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith-Rowe and Oleksandr Zinchenko due to injury.
Both teams head into this clash on the back of disappointing domestic results at the weekend. We fancy Arsenal to bounce straight back to winning ways, especially as PSV have players missing through injury. This game could be a high-scoring one, so we are backing over 2.5 goals scored too.
Our Tips: We are backing the Arsenal win at odds of 13/10 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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Which of these teams will bounce back to winning ways after poor results last time out?