Downgraded from the Champions League qualifiers, PSV from the Netherlands are beginning their bid to find a consolation prize in the Europa League on Thursday, 8 August. They will face Norway’s Haugesund in the round of stage four of the qualifying rounds that will define the last group stage participants of the 2019/2020 Europa League. The match will be set against the Haugesund stadium in Haugesund. The kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 pm EST. The return meeting was scheduled for 15 August.
The competition has 21 openings for its group stage in the 2019/2020 version. The previous tournament is long and complex. Three phases, involving more than a hundred matches, have already been completed.Stage number four is ‘leaner’ compared to the previous ones. It has 72 clubs divided into 36 keys. Advances who adds the most points. Goal balances and goals scored away from home serve as a tiebreaker. Overtime and penalty decision are the final resources for definition.
The survivors will have yet another stage to play, named after the playoffs, which will feature six other “relegated” clubs from the Champions League qualifiers. The 42 teams will be drawn in groups of 2 that will form the 21 pairings responsible for determining the teammates of the already classified Sevilla (Spain), Arsenal (England), Rome (Italy), Manchester United (England), Besiktas (Turkey), Sporting ( Portugal), CSKA (Russia), Wolfsburg (Germany), Lazio (Italy), Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany), Saint-Etienne (France), Getafe (Spain), Rennes (France), Mechelen (Belgium), Olexandriya (Ukraine) , Wolfsberg (Austria) and Lugano (Switzerland).
Haugesund had to overcome two previous stages to reach the current stage. In the second phase of the Europa League selection process, he had Northern Ireland’s Cliftonville as his rival. He won 1-0 away from home and completed his home service with new success, this time with a 5-1 rout.In the third stage, the order of the games was reversed. The match began with Austria’s Sturm Graz at home, winning 2-0. The advantage was decisive as the Austrians won the second game 2-1, an insufficient score to reverse the scenario.On Sunday, 4 August, Haugesund reaped a 1-1 draw away from home against Stabaek in the sixteenth round of the 2019/2020 season of Eliteserien, the First Division of the Norwegian Championship. With 21 points (five wins, six draws and five losses), it ranks eighth on the leaderboard, even outside the qualifying zone for international tournaments. It is 11 points behind third-placed Odd Grenland, which closes this block. The difference for leader Molde is 15 points.
It lasted 180 minutes for PSV to pass through the Champions League qualifiers. The Dutch runner-up debuted in the third phase of the tournament selection process, beating Switzerland 3-2 at home in a two-man showdown.However, it failed to maintain the slightest advantage at the rival’s stadium. In Basel, they lost 2-1 and were eliminated due to the criterion of the number of goals scored as a visitor. Which caused it to be ‘relegated’ to the Europa League qualifiers.It was not an exception result. On the contrary. The PSV phase has not been good since the end of the 2018/2019 season, when it was overtaken by Ajax on the Eredvisie final stretch. Started the new year of local football losing to the rivals the Dutch Super Cup 2-0, and tried only five submissions in the duel. Only one of them went in the right direction.On Saturday, August 3, made his debut in the 2019/2020 edition of the Dutch Championship drawing away with modest Twente, 1-1, at least. At least the offensive production improved. There were 16 attempts to finish, five of them on target.
1.What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
- Last result: 1-1 vs Stabaek
- Shape: D L W W W
Haugesund went well over the first two preliminary rounds of the Europa League. He eliminated Cliftonville and Sturm Graz, and will now battle for the playoff presence with PSV Eindhoven.Norwegians have never come so far in the competition. In the previous two competitions were eliminated in the second round of qualifications.
- Last result: 1-1 vs Twente
- Shape: D L L W L
PSV Eindhoven participated in the Champions League preliminaries, but was eliminated in the second round by FC Basel. The Swiss went ahead, thanks to the goals scored in the away game: it was 3-2 at Eindhoven and 2-1 for Basel, on their own ground.The Dutch are now trying to reach even the Europa League groups, but they have to work to achieve their goal. They didn’t start the domestic season too well: they lost the Super Cup with Ajax and equaled with Twente in the first stage.
2.News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
- It ranks 8th in Norway after 16 matches.
- Has lost only one match in the last 5 home games.
- In 3 of the last 5 matches on their own field they have scored over 2.5 goals.
- The value of the lot is about 7 million euros. .
- The best-rated player is Martin Samuelsen – 500 thousand euros.
- Won only one match out of the last 5 away teams (1 draw and 3 defeats)
- Only one game in the last 5 of the trip had over 2.5 goals.
- He took second place in the Netherlands last season, 3 points behind Ajax.
- It has a lot valued at 219 million euros.
- The highest rated player is Hirving Lozano – 40 million euros.
Football Prediction of the Day Haugesund vs PSV
PSV does not inspire much confidence. However, it has a much larger cast than Haugesund. Thus, the prognosis in his victory turns out to be the best guess for the meeting on Thursday for the round of the fourth round of qualifying for the 2019/2020 Europa League.
Bet Tips: PSV