PSV v Apollon Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-08-22

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 22nd August 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: PSV AH-1
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken at 00:55 GMT, 22 August 2019)

1 X 2
1.26 5.95 10.50

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 22 2019 at 00:55)

We’ve reached the 1st leg stage of the Europa League play-offs on Thursday night and our next preview features a clash between Dutch club, PSV, and Cypriot outfit, Apollon, as the betting tips continue at the Philips Stadion.

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PSV Prediction – Can Espanyol continue march in Europe?

PSV head into this 1st leg of their Europa League play-off clash against Cypriot side, Apollon, unbeaten on the domestic front after the first 3 matches of the new Dutch Eredivisie season, with the hosts gaining 2 wins and 1 draw to date.

The hosts have recorded early domestic wins over Den Haag 3-1 at home and a 2-0 win away at Heracles on the weekend, and they head into this crucial home tie with Apollon having put together a 5-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

The Dutch club entered the Europa League at the 3rd qualifying round stage where they registered a narrow 1-0 win on aggregate against Norwegian outfit, Haugesund, which consisted of a 1-0 win away in Norway in the 1st leg and then held their opponents to a 0-0 draw at their Philips Stadion.

This time, PSV hold home advantage in this 1st leg but they’ll be aware that they’ll need to make a vast improvement upon recent results on home turf in this competition as they’ve failed to win any of their last 5 ties.


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Apollon Prediction – Can Apollon cause upset in Netherlands ?

As the Cypriot domestic season hasn’t started yet (it’s due to commence this weekend), Apollon’s pre-season preparations were cut short by their participation in the early qualifying rounds of the Europa League where they’ve progressed to the play-offs stage.

Apollon entered this competition at the 1st qualifying round stage where they posted a convincing 6-0 aggregate win over Lithuanian side, Kauno Zalgiris, winning 2-0 away and a 4-0 romp at home, but this was followed by a much tighter affair against Irish side, Shamrock Rovers.

Indeed, Apollon were handed a 2-1 defeat away from home in the 1st leg at the Tallaght Stadium and in the return leg, Apollon needed extra time in which to record a 3-1 win as they eventually ran out 4-3 winners on aggregate.

In the 3rd qualifying round, Apollon swept aside Austrian outfit, Austria Vienna, with apparent ease as they registered a 5-2 win on aggregate against their opponents with a 2-1 win in Vienna in the 1st leg before finishing the job with a 3-1 home win.

But with just 3 away wins from their last 8 ties in the Europa League, Apollon are far from guaranteed of getting a result at PSV on Thursday night.


Key-Facts – PSV v Apollon

  • PSV are unbeaten in their last 5 matches in all competitions
  • Apollon have won just 3 of their last 8 away ties in the Europa League
  • PSV and Apollon have never played each other before in any competition


Betting Tips Verdict

PSV are starting to gather momentum now and should grab a 1st leg lead at home here, and possibly also cover the asian handicap line too.