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PSV Eindhoven v Leicester betting tips: Foxes underdogs for Dutch touch

| 11.04.2022

PSV Eindhoven v Leicester betting tips, odds and preview

An exciting week for British teams concludes on Thursday night when Leicester hope to seal their place in the Europa Conference League semi-finals.

The Foxes head to Holland as 27/10 underdogs to win the second leg after a tight and competitive first leg ended goalless at the King Power Stadium.

The Dutch hosts are 10/11 to win inside 90 minutes, so let’s check out the facts, figures and odds to help with our PSV Eindhoven v Leicester betting tips.

PSV v Leicester form

Leicester boosted their chances of a top-half finish in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend, their fourth win in six in the top flight.

However, they have generally struggled on the road this season, winning just once in five months and their three victories came against relegation candidates Burnley and Norwich either side of a win at Brentford, so they do not have a good record against quality teams away from home.

Leicester have the best both teams to score record in the Premier League at 66%, but away from home that figure is much higher at 79%.

Five of their six group games in the Europa League produced goals at both ends, while that was true in three of their four matches in this competition prior to the 0-0 draw in the round of 16, so they tend to be involved in goal-laden contests on their travels.

Both teams to score can be backed at 4/6, but we go 13/5 on the hosts to win and concede and it’s 11/2 on Leicester winning that way.

PSV started life in the Champions League qualifiers, dropped out of the Europa League after finishing behind Monaco and Real Sociedad in the group stage and now find themselves in the third tier. They eliminated Maccabi Tel Aviv in the knockout round play-offs before an extraordinary encounter with FC Copenhagen in the last 16.

The Dutch drew 4-4 at home, but won 4-0 in the Danish capital to set up the clash with Leicester.

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Domestically, they trail leaders and Eredivisie champions Ajax by four points having won seven and drawn one of their last eight games, winning their last four matches at the Philips Stadion. Incidentally, they fought back from three goals down to draw 3-3 with FC Twente in their draw during that spell, so they have determination as well as goals in this team.

All four wins involved at least two match goals and a victory by that method is 13/10 in our PSV Eindhoven v Leicester betting tips.

PSV Eindhoven v Leicester head to head

The first leg was a close affair with both sides spurning one-on-one opportunities in the first 20 minutes, Mario Gotze for the Dutch and Kelechi Iheanacho for City.

There were just three shots on target over the 90 minutes, but Harvey Barnes struck the crossbar close to half-time so we are unlikely to see another goalless draw.

All three of PSV’s matches that have ended 0-0 have come in European competition and that option is 10/1, while an even 90 minutes is 12/5.

We expect goals in this match though and goals at both ends and over 2.5 goals is available at 11/10.

PSV Eindhoven v Leicester team news

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers made seven changes for Saturday’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, so the likes of Wesley Fofana, Barnes, Iheanacho, Timothy Castagne and Ricardo Pereira could return.

However, Jamie Vardy has been out for the last seven games with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to travel.

PSV midfielder Erick Gutierrez was banned for the first leg, but the Mexican has served his ban and is available, while Gotze, Eran Zahavi, Cody Gakpo and Noni Madueke were rested for Sunday’s 2-0 win against RKC Waalwijk so should be in the starting line-up as they were in the first leg.

Goalscorer odds

Gakpo is PSV’s top scorer in the Eredivisie this season with nine goals and bagged a double in the 4-4 draw with Copenhagen, so he looks a possibility at 11/2 to break the deadlock or 21/10 to find the net.

Zahavi scored three goals in that tie and is the 4/1 favourite to draw first blood or 6/4 in the anytime market.

Midfielder Joey Veerman has scored in his last two games in the Dutch top flight and is 17/2 and 16/5 in the two markets.

City strikers Iheanacho and Patson Daka are both 6/1 and 23/10 in the two options, while Barnes looks interesting at 14/1 and 5/1 in our PSV Eindhoven v Leicester betting tips considering he hit the woodwork in the first leg.

Castagne tested the keeper at the King Power and is 40/1 to score the game’s first goal or 16/1 to breach the defence.

Match Info

Where: Philips Stadion

When: 17:45, Thursday 14th April

How to watch: BT Sport

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner