We are back to post-weekend action with Tuesday night, with fixtures taking place from Holland as defending champions PSV travel away to face ADO Den Haag.
PSV AH-1 to beat ADO Den Haag @ 1.93 (Bet365) – 2.5 points
Defending Champions PSV travel away to ADO Den Haag full of confidence after beating Gronigen in the Super Cup last week. Due to a industrial action, this fixture is postponed to Tuesday night for PSV to begin their defence.
Since the season ended, PSV have sold star player Memphis Depay as well as club captain Wijnaldum to the England Premier League, so will have a bit less firepower to contend with. Philip Cocu has entrusted the responsibility of the captaincy to Luuk de Jong for the coming season and he will help lead the line from the front. Their squad still boasts a lot of good talent capable enough to win the Eredevisie again with the likes of Bruma, Poulsen, Maher, Schaars, Guardado, Narsingh, Pereiro and Lestienne among a few who will be looking forward to showing their stuff in this opening fixture.Their pre-season has been pretty good beating Lyon, Eindhoven while losing to Monaco and a close encounter to Basel.
ADO Den Haag have had an average pre-season, playing lower opposition with only Mallorca the decent team to challenge them in this off-season. Since they have been promoted to this division, the highest they have ever finished has been 6th. This is due to lack of quality signings for their team but they make up for that with their ability to take more points in front of their home fans than away on the road. Their goal coring exploits have been a struggle for them as they were the 4th lowest scorers last year; and expect to be in the bottom half of the table for most of the coming campaign.
PSV have had an advantage of winning their last 8 encounters against ADO Den Haag; and will be looking forward to a repeat performance come to start off their new campaign. They have generally scored well in the league, where they averaged 3 goals per game last campaign; and will be looking to do the same to start of this campaign with a strong win against ADO.