By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 6th November 2018
A must-win game for Tottenham sees Mauricio Pochettino’s men hosting PSV Eindhoven this Tuesday. The Lillywhites will need to be operating at peak efficiency, especially after already getting a taste of what Mark Van Bommel’s side are capable of last month.
Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven: odds and predictions
The home side are trading as 13/2 favourites in our Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven predictions and betting tips, with Pochettino’s men projected at 38/100, and a potential draw priced at 17/4.
A Hirving-Lozano-led offence surprised Spurs last time around, and it is the same man who leads our goal-scoring forecast for this Tuesday’s match.
The 23-year-old is wagering at 8/1 to score again, and with his striking ability, will cause a problem for the Spurs central defenders.
Indeed, Spurs have struggled at the back, including Hugo Lloris’s fumbles, so if there is one way for PSV to gain anything from this game, it could stem from within the Tottenham ranks.
Pochettino’s side showcased this against Wolverhampton Wanderers when they had to graft their way to a 3-2 win.
Luckily for them, their attacking players were firing on all cylinders, and leading the charge was Lucas Moura.
The 26-year-old has revolutionised his style of play this season, appearing as a crucial figure to Spurs’s Champions League and Premier League hopes.
His burst of pace in the attacking third, combined with a vision to find players in more advanced positions, makes him our pick to score first in Tuesday’s evening affair, with the odds projected at 11/2.
Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven predictions: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Tottenham to win 3-2, odds trading @ 20/1
Despite a not-so-smooth start to the season for Spurs, our first match bet still expects the home team to emerge as victors.
While the likes of Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks have struggled to operate on the same page, Pochettino’s attacking midfield has shown enough for our betting tipsters to sway in their favour.
That does not mean, by any means that they’ll have an easy ride.
Their last test at Wembley was as recent as last Monday against Manchester City where defensive mistakes led to an untimely defeat – the same mistakes prevalent in their last outing against PSV.
Spurs cannot afford to make any more errors if they are to progress through the Champions League knock-out stages, and in our Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven predictions, we’re forecasting them to have to graft again for a narrow 3-2 win.
Best bet: Over 2.5 goals scored, odds @ 4/9
In line with our first match bet, we’re expecting over 2.5 goals to be scored in this Tuesday’s game.
PSV are averaging over three goals a game in the Eredivisie, and if they can translate these same efforts into their Champions League clash, they may have some hope of getting something out of the game.
On the other hand, Spurs haven’t been as efficient in front of goal but based on individual form, possess the players to score bountifully too.
All in all, this Tuesday’s clash at Wembley should be a goal-fest of an affair.
Predicted scorer: Erik Lamela our pick to score first @ 13/2
One man who has begun to regularly come up with the goods in front of goal for Tottenham is Erik Lamela.
The Argentinian has struggled for game time with injuries keeping him on the sideline, but finally coming back to form for this latest Champions League match may work in his favour.
With four goals to his name in seven Premier League appearances, involving the winning goal against Wolves on Sunday, this could be his chance to cement a position in the starting eleven.
The last of our Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven predictions are tipping him to score first, with the odds priced at 13/2.
Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven stats: Opta
- Spurs last hosted PSV in a European match in March 2008 at White Hart Lane in the UEFA Cup – they lost 0-1 to a goal from Jefferson Farfan.
- PSV’s 1-0 away win over Spurs in the 2007-08 UEFA Cup is their last away win in England – they’ve lost to Liverpool (1-3 in October 2008) and drawn with Manchester United (0-0 in November 2015) since then.
- Spurs are winless in five Champions League matches (D2 L3) – their longest ever winless run in major European competition.
- Spurs striker Harry Kane has the best goals per game ratio of any player in Champions League history to play at least 10 matches in the competition (0.85 – 11 goals in 13 matches).
- Three of the five English sides to achieve just one point or fewer from their opening three Champions League group stage games went on to qualify for the next round – Newcastle United in 2002-03, Arsenal in 2003-04 and Liverpool in 2007-08.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.