PSV are the heavy favourties with odds of 1/6 as they host Go Ahead Eagles at the Phillips Stadion in Eindhoven.
Our scouting report picks out Elvis Manu as someone to watch – the Ghanaian winger drew 5 fouls from their opponents in the last game. We’ll avoid tackling hard on this one.
Marcel Ritzmaier is picked out as the key man in the Go Ahead camp – we’ll seek to close down the playmaker more quickly and possibly tightly mark him zonally.
PSV’s Locadia, van Ginkel and Siem de Jong remain unavailable through injury.
Go Ahead Eagles have no injury worries.
It’s a fantastic start for PSV as Andres Guardado puts Davy Propper through in the 4th minute and the midfielder strikes for his 2nd goal of the season. 1-0 PSV.
The lead is doubled on 24 minutes, Guardado is the provider again as he makes his way down the left wing to cross for De Jong to head in. 2-0 PSV.
Just minutes before the half is up and De Jong strikes to make it 3-0 PSV.
We’re still not getting as many shots on target as I’d like but with the score line as it is – I can’t complain.
On 53 minutes Olexander Zinchenko replaces Gaston Pereiro.
Luuk De Jong completes his hat trick on 63 minutes as he heads in from a Santiago Arias cross. 4-0 PSV.
Sam Lammers replaces hattrick hero De Jong on 75 minutes. Steven Bergwijn takes the place of Davy Propper 4 minutes later.
It’s a win and a convincing one at that. There are still concerns over the number of shots we get on target but we’ll continue to assess that situation.
Player of the Match
Luuk De Jong pulls in a 9.6 rating. 2 key passes. 4/6 headers won. 3 dribbles made. 5 shots, 3 on target, 3 goals.
A massive test up next as we host Feyenoord at the Phillips Stadion. We’ll hope for an improvement in our attacking display since the JC Schaal final.