Arsenal vs PSV prediction, preview, lineups and more
Arsenal is back in the Champions League for the first time since 2016/17, but their opening match is a former Europa League contest.
In the group stages of the Europa League last season, Arsenal and PSV faced each other. They can repeat the feat, but this time in the Champions League. Even though their first game is against a difficult opponent, Mikel Arteta is anxious to go as far as possible this season. If you want to know how to wager in the future, read our prediction for Arsenal vs. PSV.
Previous UCL Campaigns
Last season, Arsenal played PSV in the group stage of the Europa League on their way out of the competition in the round of 16. Until their absence, this was the narrative of Arsenal’s Champions League existence. After reaching the quarterfinals three consecutive seasons between 2007/08 and 2009/10, Arsenal succumbed in the round of 16 for seven consecutive years. This season, they want to go even further, and they’ve gotten off to a strong start, expanding on their performance from the previous year.
PSV has not participated in the Champions League group stage since 2018–19, when they were placed in a group with Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona, and Inter Milan. Since then, they have lost three qualifying rounds, including the most recent one last season, which sent them to the group stage of the Europa League. This season would be different, however. PSV defeated Sturm Graz in the third qualifying round, followed by a 7-3 victory over Rangers, who had eliminated them from qualification last season.
Arsenal VS PSV Recent Form
Arsenal’s early performances have been positive. Even though they aren’t scoring as many goals as they did last year, they have enough ability to compete for the title right away. They have not yet suffered a loss as they have won three games and tied one.
Unfortunately, their only match was against Fulham, a team they ought to have dominated. In their next match, however, they defeated Manchester United 3:0 with two goals in the final seconds of the contest.
PSV is currently in second place in the Eredivisie, but they are tied with AZ and Twente in points. They have won three consecutive contests while conceding only one goal. Vitesse scored the only goal against PSV in their 3-1 home loss.
Arsenal VS PSV Head To Head
Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven have met eight times in the past. Each team has won three games, resulting in a stalemate. Plus the two draws they received.
The most recent contests occurred in the group stage of the Europa League less than a year ago. Arsenal won the first contest played at the Emirates by a score of 1-0. PSV retaliated against Arsenal by defeating them 2-0 at the Philips Stadion.
Thomas Partey will not return until October due to his ongoing hip injury. The injured players are accompanied by Jurrien Timber and Mohamed Elneny. PSV will hope that Jordan Teze, who was injured prior to the international break, will be able to participate.
Arsenal vs PSV Predictions
PSV will attempt to score against Arsenal, and Luuk de Jong’s aerial prowess will be their best opportunity. The Dutchman was the finest in Champions League qualification. Four of his five goals in four outings were converted with his head. Even though Arsenal is aware of his peril, it will be difficult to halt him.
Even though PSV may be able to score against Arsenal, the Dutch team has struggled on the road in Champions League play. Since 2007 when they defeated CSKA Moscow 1-0, PSV has not won on the road in the Champions League. This doesn’t include group activities. This season, PSV has taken 6.67 corners per game on average in the Eredivisie, while Arsenal has taken 9 corners per game on average in the Premier League. This suggests that there may also be a great deal of action in the goal area.
Prediction: A narrow win for Arsenal 1-0 PSV