Monaco vs. PSV Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 02, 2022 20:00 CET
Monaco and PSV will meet in the most interesting match of the third round of Champions League qualification. Both teams have an exceptionally high-quality roster for this level of competition, so they rightly attract the greatest attention of football fans.
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Monaco ended the last competitive year in a winning manner. They were undefeated in their last 10 league games. Moreover, they recorded nine wins and one draw and thus finished in the third place in the final table.
Changing the coach during the previous season proved to be the right move. Niko Kovac left the club, and former Club Brugge coach Philippe Clement arrived and the team clicked at a crucial moment.
Aurelien Tchouameni, the best player last season, left the club and moved to Real Madrid, which can affect the quality of the midfield. At the same time, the loudest reinforcements, Takumi Minamino and Breel Embolo arrived at the club. Monaco will have a very strong attack again with Ben Yedder, Volland, and Golovin, but the quality of the defense is questionable.
This team was defeated in the last two friendly matches against Southampton (1-3) and Porto (1-2), but the most important thing is that the team plays the best in the official matches.
On the other hand, PSV started the new season in an impressive way. In the Dutch Super Cup, they beat their biggest rival Ajax 5-3 away from home and opened the new campaign with a victory.
New coach Ruud van Nistelrooy made his debut with a victory that will be of great importance for him. Two very important players, however, left PSV during the summer. Mario Gotze returned to his homeland and signed for Eintracht Frankfurt, while experienced striker Eran Zahavi moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Nevertheless, two reinforcements left a great impression in the match against Ajax. Guus Til scored a hat-trick in his debut, while experienced striker Luuk de Jong played very well and it is no surprise that he was immediately appointed captain. The former center forward of Sevilla and Barcelona will help this young team a lot with his experience.
These two teams were in the same UEFA Europa League group last season. There were no goals at the Stadium Louis II, and Monaco won 2-1 as a guest.
Monaco (4-4-2): Nubel; Aguilar, Disasi, Maripan, Henrique; Vanderson, Fofana, Lucas, Golovin; Volland, Ben Yedder
PSV (4-2-3-1): Benitez; Hoever, Teze, Ramalho, Max; Veerman, Sangare; Bakayoko, Til, Gakpo; De Jong
Both teams have very potent attacks and we believe that we will witness an extremely dynamic and efficient clash. Therefore, we believe that there are high chances that the total number of goals in the match will be at least three and we think that this pick has great value.
Prediction: Total Goals Over 2.5