PSV hosts BATE Borisov in a match from the playoffs of the Champions League
PSV hosts BATE Borisov in a match from the playoffs of the Champions League. Let’s examine this clash in our vip soccer predictions today.
PSV are a major favourite to qualify for the group stage of the competition, after winning the first leg in Belarus with 3-2. BATE opened the score at the Borisov Arena with a goal from the Finnish striker Jasse Tuominen, but PSV turned the game around via two goals from Gaston Pereiro and Hirving Lozano. BATE equalized thanks to the veteran Alexander Hleb, but just one minute later Donyell Malen scored a winner for PSV and made it 2-3.
Now BATE’s mission at the Phillips Stadion is pretty hard. After the loss in the first leg at home, the Belarusian team has a big mountain to climb.
But how these two teams are doing in their domestic leagues?
In the Dutch Eredivisie PSV are leaders after the first three rounds with a perfect record of three wins. Mark van Bommel’s team achieved victories over Utrecht, Fortuna Sittard and PEC Zwolle, proving to be a top contender for the title again. In their last game PSV achieved a win over PEC Zwolle away from home, thanks to two goals from Luuk de Jong.
Meanwhile BATE Borisov are a convincing leader in the Belarusian Premier League, leading the standings with 45 points and 7 points advantage in front of Vitebsk. BATE have suffered just one defeat in 18 games played so far, winning 14 of them. In their last five matches they have a record of four wins and one draw.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Champions League playoff between PSV and Bate Borisov in the city of Eindhoven. It’s clear that PSV are the big favourite here. It’d be a surprise if they don’t progress towards the group stage.