Preview: PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad – prediction, team news, lineups
PSV Eindhoven and Real Sociedad meet at Philips Stadion on Thursday night as they look to start their Group B campaign with maximum points. PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad pawastreams, PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad live stream, PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad channel, PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad today, PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad where to watch, PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad tv USA, PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad prediction, PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad h2h.
The home team has fallen in this competition after losing in the Champions League playoff round, while the Society earned its place in the Europa League by finishing fifth in La Liga last season.
PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad Match preview
Having lost just one of their first 11 games of the season in all competitions, you will be forgiven for assuming that PSV Eindhoven are delighted with their start to the campaign.
Yet despite nine wins to their name, that lone loss to Benfica cost them a place in the Champions League, prolonging their absence from the group stage to four years.
The Dutch team has been placed in one of the toughest groups with Monaco and Sturm Graz in Group B, but Roger Schmidt will be excited about the development of this team.
PSV top the Eredivisie standings with four consecutive victories, their most recent success coming against rivals AZ Alkmaar by a score of 3-0.
Surprisingly, nine different players have contributed to his 14 goals, no player has recorded more than two strikes.
The Society is also heading to this meeting in excellent form, rebounding from a defeat on an opening day in Barcelona with three consecutive victories.
While Imanol Alguacil’s team has not been as flashy as his hosts, his next opponents will not ignore the record of three clean sheets in a row.
If there is something negative about his recent improvement in results, two of his four most recent goals have come from the penalty spot.
Mikel Oyarzabal has contributed all but two of his six La Liga goals, with star forward Alexander Isak still waiting to break off the mark.
Schmidt has rotated regularly in the Eredivisie this season, with just one player starting in all four games.
Jordan Teze and Bruma were among the substitutes at the weekend, but the pair could return to PSV’s side.
Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo can be given an exit between the posts, while Erick Gutiérrez and Yorbe Vertessen are also pushing for him to retire.
Sheriff has been more consistent in selecting his Society XIs, up to seven players starting each game this season.
However, veteran David Silva may move on to replacements for this contest, with Adnan Januzaj and Alexander Sorloth both hoping to get started.
Former Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal goalkeeper Mat Ryan could also make his debut for the visitors.
PSV Eindhoven possible starting lineup:
Mvogo; Teze, Ramalho, Obispo, Max; Gutierrez, Boscagli; Madueke, Bruma, Gakpo; Zahavi
Real Sociedad possible starting lineup:
Ryan; Gorosabel, Elustondo, Le Normand, Munoz; Guevara, Merino; Januzaj, Portu, Oyarzabal; Sorloth