PSV Eindhoven vs Basel Match Info
Date: Tuesday July 23 2019
Kick-off time: 7.00pm BST
Venue: Philips Stadion
PSV Eindhoven vs Basel Head-To-Head Record
No previous competitive matches
PSV Eindhoven vs Basel Stats
- This is PSV Eindhoven’s third European knockout tie against Swiss opposition – they advanced from one and lost the other
- PSV won both of their home matches in those ties to nil
- Basel had lost on all of their three trips to the Netherlands before winning 1-0 away to Vitesse Arnhem last season
PSV Eindhoven vs Basel Match Preview
PSV Eindhoven ought to be taking inspiration from their arch-rivals Ajax as they aim to make a significant impact in the 2019-20 Champions League.
Last term, Ajax began their campaign in the second qualifying round, having been runners-up to PSV in the previous season’s Eredivisie, and ended up seconds away from the final until robbed of a place in the showdown by a last-gasp goal from Tottenham’s Lucas Moura.
Whether PSV have the exciting young team to emulate their Dutch counterparts is another thing, but they will be optimistic of beating Basel as they target a return to the group stage in which they finished bottom of a very tough pool last time around against Barcelona, Tottenham and Inter Milan.
After losing their Eredivisie title by three points to Ajax in May, PSV have parted company this summer with prolific striker Luuk de Jong and left-back Angelino and brought in Portuguese attacker Bruma and old boy Ibrahim Afellay as their main signings so far.
Basel, meanwhile, have been knocked off their perch as Switzerland’s best team in the last couple of years by Young Boys and they did not make it through to the group stage of either the Champions League or Europa League last term.
The pre-season results of Marcel Koller’s side have been encouraging, but Basel are not the team they were a few years ago when they reached the Europa League semi-finals and PSV are backed to gain what could be a decisive first-leg advantage.
MORE: Get tips for the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League on our Champions League predictions page. Also, looking for Over/Under 2.5 Goals predictions? Visit our Over 2.5 Goals tips page. We also have lots more free football tips across our site.
PSV Eindhoven vs Basel Betting Tips
PSV Eindhoven to win @ 8/11 with William Hill
Both teams to score? NO @ 8/11 with William Hill