PSV Eindhoven go up against AS Monaco in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Qualifiers 2022 at the Philips Stadion on August 10. The match will start at 12:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
PSV Eindhoven were one of the top sides in the Eredivise last season as they finished second with 81 points, only two behind the champions Ajax. The Dutch club last won the Champions League in 1988 and their record in this competition in the last decade hasn’t lived up to the expectations. Luuk De Jong was a marquee signing for PSV in the summer, having signed for a €4m transfer fee from Sevilla.
AS Monaco, meanwhile, finished third in Ligue 1 last season and have since parted company with Aurelien Tchouameni, one of their consistent performers in 2021/22, after his move to Real Madrid. The French club only won two of their six pre-season friendlies but won their opening match of the Ligue 1 season against RC Strasbourg.
The first leg of this UCL qualifier ended 1-1 after a late equalizer from AS Monaco, scored by Axel Disasi in the 80th minute. Joey Veerman netted for PSV Eindhoven in the first half.
PSV Eindhoven vs AS Monaco UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: PSV Eindhoven: 2.30, AS Monaco: 2.95, Draw: 3.55
Betwinner odds: PSV Eindhoven: 2.26, AS Monaco: 2.94, Draw: 3.68
Betway odds: PSV Eindhoven: 2.30, AS Monaco: 2.87, Draw: 3.60
10CRIC odds: PSV Eindhoven: 2.32, AS Monaco: 2.90, Draw: 3.66
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
PSV Eindhoven vs AS Monaco head-to-head
PSV Eindhoven and AS Monaco have gone up against each other in seven competitive matches and two friendlies. Both the clubs have won twice on the European stage along with three draws. AS Monaco have won one of the friendlies, the other was a goalless draw.
Neither team has scored more than two goals in this head-to-head in the UEFA Europa League or the UEFA Champions League.
PSV Eindhoven vs AS Monaco probable starting lineups
PSV Eindhoven: Walter Benitez (goalkeeper); Ki-Jana Hoever, Andre Ramalho, Armando Obispo, Philipp Max; Ibrahim Sangare, Joey Veerman; Johan Bakayoko, Guus Til, Cody Gakpo; Luuk de Jong (captain).
AS Monaco: Alexander Nubel (goalkeeper); Ruben Aguilar, Axel Disasi, Guillermo Maripan, Ismail Jakobs; Youssouf Fofana, Eliot Matazo; Krepin Diatta, Kevin Volland, Aleksandr Golovin; Wissam Ben Yedder (captain).
PSV Eindhoven vs AS Monaco FC UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 top picks and players to watch
PSV Eindhoven: Cody Gakpo will be the top pick in this match. The Dutch winger scored a brace in the opening match of the Eredivisie season against FC Emmen. Gakpo made 25 goal contributions in Eredivisie 2021/22, scoring 12 goals and making 13 assists. He also scored the opening goal in their recent friendly game against Real Betis.
AS Monaco: Kevin Volland is the player to watch out for from the visitors. The 30-year-old scored nine goals and made nine assists in Ligue 1 last season. He has also scored twice in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Volland has also made 15 appearances for the German national team and scored once.
PSV Eindhoven vs AS Monaco UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 prediction
PSV Eindhoven came away with a draw in the first leg of the tie and will have the home advantage for the second leg. The Dutch side have a good record at the Philips Stadion which gives them a slight advantage in this match.
However, AS Monaco have historically done well in the UEFA Champions League, finishing runners-up in 2004 and reaching the semi-final in 2017. They are expected to be a tough challenge for the home team in this match.