Haugesund hosts PSV
Haugesund hosts PSV in a first match from the third qualifying round of Europa League. Let’s have a look at this fixture on Norwegian soil in our vip soccer predictions today.
Haugesund started their participation in the tournament from the first qualifying round, beating two opponents already. In the first round the Norwegians achieved two wins over Northern Ireland’s Cliftonville, while in the second round Jostein Grindhaug’s team became victorious against a much stronger opponent – the Austrian side Sturm Graz.
Decisive for the success against Sturm was the 2-0 win in the first leg at the Haugesund Stadion. Kevin Krygard and Niklas Sandberg scored for the Scandinavians. In the second leg Sturm achieved a 2-1 win on Austrian soil, but this was not enough for progression.
In the Norwegian Eliteserien Haugesund are currently 8th in the standings with 21 points. In their last game they made a 1-1 draw during the visit to Stabaek.
PSV started their European campaign in the Champions League, but the loss against Basel sent them to Europa League. For Mark van Bommel’s team it was a pure dissapointment to be eliminated from the Champions League qualifiers. PSV won the first leg against Basel with 3-2 at home, but in the second leg the Swiss team achieved a 2-1 and progressed towards the next round.
In the Eredivisie PSV also didn’t start in the best way possible, doing a 1-1 draw during the visit to Twente in the first round. Keito Nakamura opened the score for the home side, but Denzel Dumfries saved the point for the visitors.
That’s our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League qualifying game between Haugesund and PSV on Thursday. Let’s tell the truth here – PSV are a very big favourite here. We expect to see the Dutch team dominating the pitch.