Our prediction for this Europa League match:
PSV will look to climb to top two in the Group B when they welcome Sturm Graz to their Phillips Stadion in the Europa League round 5. The Dutch side are in a three-horse race with Ajax and Feyenoord in the Eredivisie, with the team sitting in third place in the Europa League Group B. The Red and Whites faced no difficulties in a 2-0 win over Vitesse at the weekend, and given their impressive home record, we are positive that they will pick up all three points from Thursday’s clash.
Keep in mind, though, that all Zahavi, Max, Gakpo, and Madueke are likely to miss the Europa League match through different reasons. Sturm, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level, and seeing that they have collected only one point in the process, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. As for the visiting team, all Mwepu, Hierlander, Ingolitsch, and Kiteishvili have been struggling with injuries of late.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gotze):
Mario Gotze is a German midfielder, who played for Ronsberg and Eintrach Hombruch during his youth career before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001. He made a great progress during his spell at the Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy and on 21 November, 2009 he made his Bundesliga debut for the Millionaires.
Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmund’s bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013. The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season.
Gotze won three Bundesliga trophies with Bayern Munich, but at the end of the 2015/2016 season he returned to Borussia Dortmund. In 2014 he represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he scored the winner in the final against Argentina. Mario Gotze was born in Memmingen on 3 June, 1992.