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PSV Eindhoven vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction: Champions League Match on 20.02.2024

PSV Eindhoven vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction: Champions League Match on 20.02.2024

Alex Dudley Alex Dudley

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 20, 20:00 GMT

Venue: Philips Stadion

Team Overview

Unbeaten Domestically this Season, PSV are Looking for a Bright Start Against Dortmund

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PSV hope that their brilliant home form will be a factor in the first leg clash of this two-legged fixture against Borussia Dortmund.

The Eredivisie league leaders are unbeaten this season, in 22 outings, and lead the league with 62 points, a good 10 points ahead of their nearest challengers Feyenoord in second place.

Their run of three wins and two draws in their last five outings in the Eredivisie forms a huge part of football predictions ahead of the one-on-one clash on Tuesday against Dortmund.

Recent FormWWDWD
Key Players to WatchLuuk de Jong
Team StrengthsDominating the ball and controlling the match
Team WeaknessesVulnerable on the counter with pace

Fresh from a 1-1 Draw Away to Wolfsburg, Dortmund Look to Return to Winning Ways

Dortmund are having a subpar season in the Bundesliga going by their usual standards. Their inconsistency has compounded football bet predictions in the lead-up to their trip to the Philips Stadion to go one-on-one against PSV on Tuesday.

However, Dortmund are unbeaten in the last five, winning three times and drawing twice. They have steadied their form to retain their top four berth. However, football predictions analysis shows that they need to bolster their consistency to retain their position inside the Bundesliga top four.

Dortmund will need to return to the solidity and compactness that has seen them keep four clean sheets in their last six Bundesliga matches. They have conceded just twice in this run, while scoring 14 goals.

Retaining their cutting edge in the final third while bolstering their solidity will be essential to bolstering their chances against PSV on Tuesday.

Recent FormDWDWW
Key Players to WatchJadon Sancho and Julian Brandt
Team StrengthsAttacking with pace, counter-pressing, and transition attacks
Team WeaknessesControlling the match through possession
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Head-to-Head Statistics

The two sides have not met very often. The one match in which they have clashed since 2017 ended in a draw, which makes a stalemate as the football pick result of the first leg.

The head-to-head statistics will not be an accurate factor in free football predictions on 22bet, given there is only one match played. However, the 0-0 stalemate is indicative of the balance between the two sides and indicates that the clash will be evenly contested on Tuesday. 

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Player Focus

This match will likely be end-to-end. Both sides like to attack albeit in different approaches and structures. However, the inherent attacking intent in the two sides means that the attacking players for both sides will take center-stage in on Tuesday.

Luuk de Jong

Luuk de Jong has 19 goals and eight assists in 22 appearances for PSV this season. He is only second in the Dutch Eredivisie goal charts behind AZ Alkmaar’s Pavlidis.

PSV’s striker and captain is pivotal in driving the team’s style of play. He provides the target upfront that allows PSV to progress the ball. His movement, aerial prowess, and link-up play will be crucial for PSV when they take on Dortmund on Tuesday.

Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt

Dortmund will need to press from the front and use their pace when attacking. Sancho and Brandt, who plays as wide players and playmakers for the Bundesliga side, will be essential in this approach to the match on Tue4sdya.

Sancho and Brandt will offer the pace, penetration, and guile needed on the offensive phase. They will also help in pressing when without the ball.

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Tactical Analysis

Expert soccer predictions indicate this will be an attacking match, with both sides setting up to play offensive football.

Both teams will look to retain the ball, pass progressively, build play from the back, and set the tempo of the match in midfield.

PSV Eindhoven vs. Borussia Dortmund Expert Analysis

Dortmund will stick with the 4-2-3-1 system, allowing a double-pivot in midfield of Can and Sabitzer supporting a front-five when in possession.

PSV will mirror this formation and look to match Dortmund man-for-man in midfield.

The side that will have the most clinical forwards will have the edge in winning the match.

Betting Odds

PSV have the slight edge according to free bet predictions on 22bet. Borussia Dortmund are likely to pose a stern test to PSV at the Philips Stadion on Tuesday. 

22bet will offer live prediction football on the site after kickoff on Tuesday, adding to the action of the match.

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PSV and Dortmund head into this match in identical form domestically. PSV will look to leverage the home form ahead of their trip to Germany for the second leg.

PSV and Dortmund will fight to a draw, and delicately poise the match ahead of the second installment of the fixture.

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