Today’s article will be on PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad. Eindhoven lost their golden opportunity by losing in the UCL playoff rounds. Now they have ended up in the UEFA Europa League. They will be eager to leave their past behind as they will battle Real Sociedad on Thursday night. If PSV wins, they will climb directly to the top of group B. Real Sociedad finished in the fifth position last season in the Laliga, to be qualified for the Europa League. Some teams prefer to play in the Champions League like PSV while other sides would be satisfied to win a Europa League like Sociedad! PSV Eindhoven has lost just one in their opening eleven games in all competitions. That justifies how dominant they are in the domestic circuit. But after their loss to Benfica, it cost them a spot in the Champions League.
PSV has been invisible in UCL for the past four years. Now they have forgotten their past as they look at what is ahead of them. Other than Sociedad and PSV, group B consists of pretty strong teams like Monaco and Sturm Graz. Both PSV and Sociedad are coming to this game in excellent form. PSV is at the top position after winning all four games in a row. Considering that Sociedad is in a difficult league, they have done an even fabulous job. After losing to Barcelona in their first match of the season, they have made a strong comeback. Sociedad has won all three games that makes them stand in a strong position in Laliga. We shall first focus on the match details. Then we will predict who is going to win in PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad.
PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad: Channels & Kick-Off Time
PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad will happen on 17th September. The Spaniards will be traveling away to the Netherlands to play Eindhoven at their home. They will be playing in The Philips Stadium, the home stadium of PSV. The match will happen at 12:30 AM (IST). That means the game will kick off on Thursday night. The Sony Ten Sports channel will be broadcasting the match in India. If you are watching online, you can enjoy the live coverage on the Hotstar app. BT Sport 3 will be providing the live broadcast too. You can get it on BT Sports App. If you are busy on social media, then you can watch the match on Facebook Tv or YouTube.
Since their last season’s poor display of football, PSV has become a more dangerous club. They have shown more aggressiveness in their attacks, and their defense has stayed rock solid. Real Sociedad are no different too! They have been playing divine football lately. With the inclusion of David Silva and Adnan Januzaj, Sociedad’s youngsters are playing more confidently. Real Sociedad has shown amazing growth in the past two years. They have game-changing players in their team who are capable enough to make a difference. The Dutch Giants will not go easy on La Real by no means. They have a point to prove to the whole of Europe.
Ryan will don the gloves for Sociedad. He is their first-choice keeper. The backline will be composed of Gorosabel, Elustondo, Le Normand, and Munoz. The defense this season has been proven to be rock solid for Sociedad. The central defensive Midfielders will have two players, namely Guevara and Merino. The Central attacking mids and the wingers are the biggest strength of Sociedad. The dangerous Adnan Januzaj, Portu, and Oyurzabal will be covering that area. Sorloth will play as the striker, who is very good with aerial balls. Nacho Monreal, Illaramendi, and Carlos Fernandez will miss the match.
Mvogo will be the guardian of PSV’s goal Thursday night. PSV’s defense has been their biggest strength. Strong players like Teze, Ramalho, Obispo, and Max will cover the backline. Gutierrez and Boscagli will play as the CDM’s. The pacy Bruma, Madueke, and Gakpo will operate the midfield. Zahavi will play as the number nine, who will try to get in the box. Romero, Propper, Ledezma will miss the match due to injuries.
PSV Eindhoven vs Real Sociedad: Prediction:
When we analyze, Monaco is the strongest team in Group B. So it is obvious, both PSV and Sociedad have to either win or at least get one point from the match. Both the teams look in amazing form. There are in no mood to drop points. According to my study, both sides will score but will end up tying the match. It will be a draw. It seems both PSV and Sociedad have the same strategies. That’s why the team which plays better will win the game. Or else it will end up with one point each!