PSV and Leicester meet in the second leg of their Europa Conference League quarter final tie. The home team will be the favourite after their goalless draw in the first leg. PSV had a 2-0 win in their last match against Waalwijk in the Eredivisie and are now unbeaten in their last 15 matches across all competitions. PSV have won six of their last seven home matches with one draw. They are having a stellar season as they are challenging for three titles. They are just four points behind Ajax in the Dutch league and are also in the final of the Dutch Cup also against their arch rival Ajax. One of their stand out players this season has been Noni Madueke but he is in major doubt as he was injured in their last match.
Leicester will be disappointed with their draw in the first leg and not being able to score in the home leg has made their task of advancing to the semifinal a very difficult one. They will however be full of confidence after they won their last match 2-1 against Crystal Place in the Premiership. Leicester are unbeaten in their last four matches but it is their away form that is most concerning. They have won just two of their last 14 away matches across all competitions while in Europe they have won two of their five away matches. Leicester will sorely miss their talisman Jamie Vardy and his absence was felt in the first leg when they failed to score.
Key points PSV Eindhoven – Leicester
Three of PSV’s last five matches have produced over 3.5 goals.
They have scored 17 goals in their last five home matches at an average of 3.4 goals per match.
PSV have kept clean sheets in their last two home matches.
In six of Leicester’s last nine matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
They have kept only one clean sheet in their last 18 away matches.
ConclusionPSV EINDHOVEN – LEICESTER
Both teams have everything to play for with the winner playing either Roma or Bodo/Glimt in the semifinal. Leicester in particular will be more desperate as this represents their only chance of silverware while PSV are on course for an unpreceded treble. The home team did concede four goals in the home leg of the previous round so that will give Leicester hope that they can penetrate PSV’s defence. We are backing PSV to win this match.