PSV V LASK Linz Betting Tips: Both Teams to Score – 24 October 2019

Goals galore in Eindhoven?

PSV V LASK Linz

Thursday 24 October 2019 – 20:00 Kick-Off
UEFA Europa League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 4/6
Bookmaker: WilliamHill

1 X 2
67/100 3/1 41/10

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of October 22 2019 at 10:40)

Preview: The instantly recognisable PSV Eindhoven take on the more obscure LASK Linz in Group D of the Europa League. The latter, a club from Austria, are enjoying a rare venture into European football but have given a good account of themselves so far. Will the famous Red and White of PSV, who are hosting this fixture at their Philips Stadion, be the first team to really put them in their place?

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PSV Preview – Free-scoring attack to shine in another victory?

On the receiving end of a wicked group stage draw in the Champions League last season which comprised of Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham, the Dutch Eredivisie outfit would struggle to put points on the board (2 in total) but were far from overwhelmed, losing by more than a one-goal margin on just one occasion. Therefore, there was always a likelihood of Mark van Bommel’s side proving a class above in this company.

It might only be two rounds in but PSV are already shaping as the strongest team in this section, after victories over Sporting CP (3-2) and Rosenborg (1-4). Those scorelines, however, would follow a similar pattern to that aforementioned campaign in the Champions League where five of their six matches would return both teams to score, as has already been the case in both their fixtures this season. The difference this time around has been that their superior quality, namely in attack, has shone through enabling them to win games.

On the basis of what we know, a popular bet could be PSV & Both Teams to Score at 2/1 with Bet365. Their formidable home form, winning seven of nine competitive matches in 2019/20 (W7 D2), adds to its appeal although last weekend’s shock loss in FC Utrecht (3-0) – which was a first defeat in any competition since losing away to FC Basel in a July qualifier (W12 D3 L1 since) – does provide a small spanner in the works. Will they make a swift return to winning ways here?

 

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LASK Linz Preview – European novices can at least trouble the scoring?

For a club which are not exactly regulars in European competitions – prior to last season eighteen years had passed since their last forage, in the Intertoto Cup no less – this has been an extensive campaign for LASK Linz. The Austrians started out in the qualifying rounds for the Champions League, beating FC Basel but losing to a useful Club Brugge, and are now competing in the Europa League proper for the very first time.

Novices at this level they undoubtedly are, not that it has been overtly apparent thus far. No time was spared recording their first triumph as they condemned Rosenborg to a 1-0 loss in Austria, while it was almost two wins from two in Portugal. Unfortunately a lead enjoyed at half-time was overturned in the second period, losing 2-1 to Sporting CP in what was a second away defeat in Europe this season when including qualifiers (W1 L2).

‘The Black and Whites’ would respond to losing in Portugal by winning back-to-back games domestically, as they continue to chase down FC Salzburg. So they will be bidding to make it three wins on the spin here, and there are a couple of reasons as to why that may happen: 1/ they showed how capable they are when winning 2-1 away to FC Basel in an earlier qualifier; and 2/ no-one this season, be that in Austria or abroad, has prevented this team from scoring in eleven matches as the away side.

 

PSV V LASK LInz Key Facts:

  • PSV would suffer a first defeat for sixteen games last weekend, but remain undefeated at home this season (W7 D2).
  • LASK Linz have scored in all eleven of their away matches in 2019/20 so far.
  • Unsurprisingly, this will be a first competitive meeting between the two clubs. PSV top the group (W2), with Linz three points further back (W1 L1).

 

Betting Summary

PSV shaped as though they would be the class act in this group. The early evidence supports this following consecutive victories against Sporting CP (3-2) and Rosenborg (1-4), as the Eindhoven attackers came to the fore with seven goals already. The one issue would have to be a recent league defeat away to FC Utrecht, mainly because it was their first such result of the campaign and could have knocked their confidence.

LASK Linz are relative unknowns, competing in a group stage of either the CL/EL for the first time in their history. This team, as of yet, are still to be over-awed, though, competing admirably in the Champions League qualifying rounds before closely-fought encounters in this group with Rosenborg (W1-0) and Sporting CP (L2-1). Meanwhile, no team has prevented them from scoring as the away side all season (eleven matches).

The trend has not only been set nice and early by PSV but has almost continued over from last season, as their European games continue to feature a healthy dosage of goals. Therefore I am pleasantly surprised Both Teams to Score is not a lot shorter in price. The hosts are favourites, deservedly, but LASK Linz are competent and capable in equal measure.


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