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Oct 3, 2021 at 7pm UK at Philips Stadium
PSVPSV Eindhoven
2-1
SpartaSparta Rotterdam
Sangare (82'), Thomas (86')
Sangare (45+1')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Thy (90')
Abels (65'), Okoye (79')

Preview: PSV Eindhoven vs. Sparta Rotterdam - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Eredivisie clash between PSV Eindhoven and Sparta Rotterdam, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

PSV Eindhoven and Sparta Rotterdam draw the curtain on gameweek eight of the Eredivisie season with their meeting at the Philips Stadion on Sunday.

Both teams will be looking to give an immediate response to respective league defeats last time out which should make for an exciting contest.


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PSV Eindhoven coach Roger Schmidt in the Europa League on February 18, 2021© Reuters

PSV suffered a second league defeat in three matches following a 2-1 loss versus high-flying Willem II at the Koning Willem II Stadion.

Eran Zahavi had a rollercoaster first half where he scored at both ends, before Che Nunnely grabbed the winner midway through the second period.

Roger Schmidt's men, who once led the way as recently as a fortnight ago, have now dropped to fourth position in the Eredivisie table, four points behind Ajax.

However, The Rood-witten cruised to a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Austrian side Sturm Graz in matchday two of the Europa League on Thursday.

With 10 wins from the last 13 meetings versus Sunday's opponents, the hosts will fancy themselves to continue their already-established dominance over their visitors.

Henk Fraser, now in charge of Sparta Rotterdam, pictured in 2017© Reuters

Off the back of consecutive stalemates, Sparta Rotterdam fell to a humbling 4-0 loss versus newcomers Cambuur at the Het Kasteel on Sunday.

Alex Bangura and Tom Boere scored either side of an Issa Kallon brace to condemn Henk Fraser's men to a first home defeat of the campaign.

De Kasteelheren have slipped to 14th place on the standings and are now just a point above the bottom three ahead of this weekend's trip to Eindhoven.

Sunday's visitors have scored the joint-fewest number of goals on the road this term and will need to improve in that regard to stand a chance of coming away with a positive result.

PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • L

PSV Eindhoven form (all competitions):
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W

Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie form:
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • L



Team News

PSV Eindhoven's Bruma celebrates scoring their first goal against FC Midtjylland on August 10, 2021© Reuters

Thirty-three-year-old defender Aaron Meijers was shown a straight red card in Sparta's last outing and is suspended for Sunday's fixture.

In Meijers's absence, Mica Pinto is expected to return at left back for his sixth starting appearance of the season after he was an unused substitute last time out.

Tom Beugelsdijk will miss the match after picking up a thigh problem versus Fortuna Sittard which has seen him sit out the subsequent three outings.

Richard Ledezma, Shurandy Sambo and Mees Kreekels are all down with knee injuries, while Noni Madueke is unavailable due to a muscle problem.

PSV's Ibrahim Sangare was given his marching orders in midweek, but the Ivorian is in line to be feature right from the off in this one.

PSV Eindhoven possible starting lineup:
Drommel; Max, Boscagli, Ramalho, Mwene; Sangare, Van Ginkel, Gotze; Gakpo, Zahavi, Bruma

Sparta Rotterdam possible starting lineup:
Okoye; Pinto, Heylen, Vriends, Abels; Auassar, Osman, Van Crooy; Mijnans, Smeets, Thy


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We say: PSV Eindhoven 2-0 Sparta Rotterdam

PSV Eindhoven have fallen off the pace in recent weeks and will be keen to get back on track by coming out on top in this one. Sparta, on the other hand, are in dire need of a lift following a wretched run of results. We are tipping the home team to carry the day come the sound of the full-time whistle.



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Draw
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Ajax108113723525
2PSV EindhovenPSV107032217521
3FC UtrechtUtrecht1062221111020
4Feyenoord961225131219
5Willem II105321412218
6Vitesse105141017-716
7FC Twente104331613315
8NEC104241217-514
9Heerenveen104151216-413
10Go Ahead Eagles104151319-613
11AZ AlkmaarAZ94051915412
12Cambuur104061825-712
13RKC WaalwijkRKC Waalwijk102441315-210
14Heracles93151115-410
15Groningen102441015-510
16Fortuna SittardSittard9234917-89
17Sparta RotterdamSparta10145818-107
18PEC Zwolle10118417-134

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