Heracles – PSV

Heracles hosts PSV in a match from the 19th round of the Dutch Eredivisie.

Heracles are 11th in the Eredivisie standings with 22 points won so far. Their record is 6 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In their last five matches Heracles won just once – against Sparta Rotterdam, while suffering three defeats and making one draw.

In their last match Heracles suffered a 1-3 defeat against VVV away from home. Reuven Niemeijer scored one goal for Heracles, but it was not enough for something more in this clash.

Meanwhile PSV are leading the Eredivisie standings with 46 points. They have a record of 15 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses and 5 points lead in front of the 2nd Ajax.

Ajax won’t give up to chase the title, so PSV know very well that they do not have any room for mistake. Every loss of points could move Ajax closer and closer to the leader, so PSV must be very careful. This is exactly the type of games which PSV must keep winning, if they want to win the league once again.

In their last five matches PSV won three times, made one draw and suffered a defeat against Ajax in the big derby of the league. In their last game PSV had some problems against Vitesse at home, but they managed to win with 2-1. Daniel Schwaab and Hector Lozano were on the scoresheet for PSV and their goals were enough for the win.

There’s a little doubt that PSV are the big favourites in this game. They are leaders in the league and they are a much better team than Heracles. But for them this is a match away from home, so they have to be more careful than usual. Can Heracles cause an upset here?