Kick Off: Sunday 18th March
Live on Bet365 Streaming 1.30pm
PSV Eindhoven welcome Heerenveen to the Philips Stadium on Sunday afternoon with bot sides searching for the all important 3 points to keep them involved in the race for the 2011/12 Eredivisie title. PSV have fallen off the pace a little bit and have replaced their coach to try and remedy the situation while Heerenveen are unbeaten in their last 8 games.
Heerenveen’s last loss in the league was in the reverse fixture of this clash; going down tamely 4-1 at home to an in form PSV side. However fortunes have changed in recent weeks and PSV find themselves on the receiving end of 3 defeats in their last 4 games.
This downturn in form saw there coach sacked and replaced by former player and FC Eindhoven coach Phillip Cocu take charge and try and turn things around.
PSV Eindhoven 1/2
Cocu’s first game in charge saw them draw with Valencia at home, which wasn’t enough to see them progress in the Europa League.
There seems to be something amiss with the PSV team at present, and in form Heerenveen will see this game as an opportunity to shock Dutch football and inflict a second heavy home defeat on their rivals.
PSV were unbeaten at home all season prior to their 2-6 drubbing at the hands of Twente two weeks ago, and confidence must be at a season low at present.
Heerenveen must expect a very tough game at the Philips Stadium, but they are meeting their opponents at a very vulnerable time and may be able to pounce on that instability and gain a valuable 3 points and keep their title dream on track for now.