Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sunday’s football game at Van Donge De Roo Stadion pits together Excelsior and PSV, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2022/2023 season. Excelsior’s main goal is to secure the top flight survival, while PSV are on a quest to regain the trophy. The hosts aim to build on back-to-back wins over Cambuur and Vitesse, but they will have a mountain to climb on Matchday 4.
Reda Kharchouch, who scored a brace against the Vitas, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line, while midfielder Michael Chacon misses out through suspension. The visitors, on the other hand, aim to recover from the Champions League defeat to Rangers, and they have no other option but to go all guns blazing at Excelsior. Given PSV’s attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Noni Madueke is sidelined with injury, while both Guus Til and Xavi Simons are pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Ibrahim Sangaré):
Ibrahim Sangare is an Ivorian professional football player who plays for Toulouse in the first tier of French Football. Standing at 1.91m, the defensive midfielder is known for his "big presence" and " tackling."Sangare started his youth career with Ivorian clubs Tout Koumassi and AS Duenguele and spent a cumulative of five years with the clubs.
In 2016, he left Ivory Coast to join the French club Toulouse FC on an initial one year contract, which later extended to five years. After spending his first few months in the reserve team, Sangare broke into the first team set up as the season progressed. He made his professional debut on the 22nd of October, 2016, in Toulouse's 0-0 league draw with SCO Angers.
As of today, Sangare made 66 appearances for the club in all competitions. Born on the 2nd of December 1997, the 21-year-old has represented Ivory Coast at the under-23 level and the senior level, debuting for both in the year 2015.
Highlighted Team (PSV):
Based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, PSV is a professional football club competing the top flight of the Dutch football, Eredivisie. PSV play their home games at the Phillips Stadium which can accommodate 35,000 people. Over the course of its 100-year-old history, PSV has become one of the country’s Big Three clubs that has dominated Eredivisie along with Ajax and Feyenoord.
Known as a stepping stone for future world-class stars, PSV propelled the likes of Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romario, Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy and most recently Arjen Robben. The Boeren (Peasants) as they call themselves take pride in Eindhoven’s status of being a provincial city and never hide their Brabantian heritage which allow them to enjoy their uniqueness in the company of more prominent clubs from Dutch big cities.
The Peasants boast 23 domestic league titles and 9 KNVB Cup trophies. They have also managed two major European titles – European Cup in 1987-88 and UEFA Cup in 1977-78.