PSV Eindhoven vs Bayern Munchen – 01/11/2016
Betting Odds: Eindhoven 9.50 or 17/2 Draw 5.25 or 17/4 Bayern 1.36 or 4/11It’s hard to imagine that a team will try to defend and play counter-attacking football in front of their own fans, but that’s exactly what PSV will try to do. They don’t have the strength of last season (or seasons) and are struggling nowadays as well. They seem to be behind Ajax or Feyenoord in terms of quality and are nervous they can even lose 3rd place in the CL group to Russian debutants FK Rostov. A point (or points) against Bayern would be golden, but they don’t seem to be able to produce the kind of football required to gain such a result. On the other hand, Bayern is recovering beautifully after a sketchy start. Ancelotti taught the team to play direct, offensive football in a new 4-3-3 formation, with Robben and Douglas Costa supporting Lewandowski. This new tactic led to win after win after win, and it’s been a while since Bayern failed to score in a game (against Atletico, in September, to be precise). Their offense should put at least a goal or two in PSV’s net, and this advantage should be too tough to overcome for the Dutch side.