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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by feyenoordsoccerfan, Sep 21, 2019.
Sunday September the 22nd
Here's an pre match "analysis" of the teams. Use google if interested.
As usual Koeman will be in the stands to watch and judge (potential) Orange players.
This match is high calibre CL quality, so players can show what they're worth.
Vermoedelijke opstellingen/most likely line up
PSV: Zoet; Dumfries, Baumgartl, Viergever, Boscagli; Rosario, Ihattaren, Hendrix; Bruma, Malen, Bergwijn
Ajax: Onana; Dest, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Van de Beek, Martinez; Ziyech, Tadic, Promes
Probable line up:
Starting lineup as projected!
Stats and related facts around this match.
PSV and Ajax play against each other for the 127th time in the Eredivisie. The people of Eindhoven are the only Eredivisie team with a positive balance against the team from Amsterdam at home: they won 53 times and lost 49 times.
Ajax (ie 49 victories) can become the second team to win 50 times against PSV in the Eredivisie in Eindhoven, after Feyenoord. The Rotterdammers even won 51 times.
PSV won its last three home duels with Ajax without getting a goal against: 1-0 in 2016/2017 and 3-0 in both 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. The last time Ajax lost at least four games in a row against a specific Eredivisie opponent was visiting FC Utrecht from 2000 to 2004 (five defeats).
But: the last three times that Ajax scored in Eindhoven, the club also won.
PSV is undefeated in fifty home duels in the Eredivisie (45 times win), since a 0-1 defeat to Feyenoord on September 18, 2016. Five longer undefeated home sets were set up in the Eredivisie (Ajax two, PSV two, Feyenoord one). Most recently that was a series of 53 duels from PSV between November 1989 and December 1992.
Under trainer Mark van Bommel, PSV at home only lost points once in nineteen league-games, in a 1-1 draw against Feyenoord on February 24, 2019. The last time PSV got at least two goals against in a home-game in the league was against SC Heerenveen on 17 February 2018 (2-2). PSV has since held 15 times the zero in 24 home duels in the Eredivisie.
Donyell Malen can become the first PSV player to score in five consecutive home duels in the Eredivisie since Luuk de Jong from September to December 2018 (even six in a row). That would be good news for PSV, which has never lost an Eredivisie game in which Malen scored.
Ajax won twelve of the last thirteen league-games, with the exception of the 2-2 draw at Vitesse at the start of this season. No team currently has a longer unbeaten series in the Eredivisie than Ajax (thirteen matches). Moreover, Ajax won the last fourteen league-games after a mid-week European match, since a 3-0 defeat at PSV on September 23, 2018. That game then came after the first round of the Champions League, in which Ajax played 3-0 at home van AEK
Dusan Tadic can become the third player to score in nine consecutive Premier League duels of Ajax, after Dennis Bergkamp (ten duels, 1988-1989) and Wim Bleijenberg (nine duels, 1958-1959). Tadic is the only player who was directly involved in more than 6 goals this season (ten goals). However, he only scored once in ten Premier League-games against PSV, a penalty in the 3-1 home win on March 31, 2019.
Two of his colleagues are doing better in that regard: Siem de Jong (three goals) is the player in the current selection of Ajax who scored the most often against PSV, while Quincy Promes scored PSV in both of his previous previous league games. That was on behalf of FC Twente in the 2013/2014 season.
PSV © AD
Ajax © AD
Dest won’t choose the Orange because his Ajax photo shows such disrespect.
Analysis of the teams. This author thinks Ajax is better at 6 spots.
Mark van Bommel (l) en Erik ten Hag eerder dit seizoen. © BSR/SOCCRATES
Bookmakers: Ajax favoriet voor topper tegen PSV
apropos of nuttin I don't love this particular Ajax kit.
sorry, I shelled out for espn+ long ago.
Dest really has nice attacking touch. so clean.
PSV looking like crap... (because they are, of course, but still...)
Opstelling PSV: Zoet; Dumfries, Baumgartl, Viergever, Sadílek; Rosario, Ihattaren, Hendrix; Bruma, Malen, Bergwijn
Opstelling Ajax: Onana; Dest, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Martínez, Promes, Álvarez; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres
Dest paid Blind to take out Dumfries and shorten the line to his Oranje start! (Danny with the yellow on a late tackle.)
That's not good with over an hour to go with those fast forwards to stop.
Dest gets a talking to after some mild handbags.
PSV have no groove so far. It's early but they look out of sync.
Poor giveaway by Dest. PSV counter leads to nothing.
Dest rides the attack pretty well there. Probably gave up the corner, but gets the call instead.. Good body position.
Alvarez with a YC.