Typically, we shouldn’t have to say a lot about the replay of a game in which a team won by 4 goals to 1. PSV Eindhoven will do everything in their power to prove us wrong, and they will use their great defensive record at home to try to keep Bayern at bay. Will they manage to do so?
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 4/11
It’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.
Eindhoven vs Bayern Munchen Betting Tips
So, to put it simply: Bayern to score at least twice, Bayern to win, Lewandowski to score. These are the clearest ideas we have for the game, but really, there’s no need to complicate things in this round of the Champions League.
With a win, Bayern will come closer to qualifying for the knock-out rounds, and PSV will wait for the duel against Rostov to see if they will play in the Europa League next spring.