EINDHOVEN. PSV overcomes Vitesse 1-0 after G. Til scored just 1 goal (48′). PSV made the most of its better ball possession (56%).
K. Scherpen received a red card (90′). This red card was one of the reason why Vitesse lost the match.
Luuk de Jong squandered a penalty (23′) for PSV.
The match was played at the Philips Stadion stadium in Eindhoven on Saturday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Pol van Boekel assisted by Rogier Honig and Charl Schaap. The 4th official was Martin Perez. The weather was mist. The temperature was freezing at -0.6 degrees Celsius or 30.92 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 89%.
PSV had a superior ball possession 56% while Vitesse was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
PSV was more pushing with 60 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why PSV won the match.
PSV shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. Talking about the opposition, Vitesse shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.
PSV didn’t receive any yellow card. On the other side, Vitesse received 1 yellow card (Mitchell Dijks).
Also, Vitesse didn’t end the match with 11 players after K. Scherpen (Vitesse) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).
After this encounter, PSV will have 35 points to hold in the 3rd place. Talking about the opposition, Vitesse will stay with 15 points like FC Emmen to hold in the 14th place.
In the next match in the Eredivisie, PSV will play away with FC Utrecht on the 19th of February with a 27-4 head to head statistic in favor of PSV (5 draws).
Vitesse will play away agasint FC Volendam on the 18th of February with a 3-1 head to head statistic in favor of Vitesse (1 draw).
PSV – Formation
PSV adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ruud van Nistelrooy decided to play with the following team: Walter Benítez, Jordan Teze , Jarrad Branthwaite , Armando Obispo , Phillipp Mwene , Ibrahim Sangaré , Érick Gutiérrez , Xavi Simons , Guus Til , Anwar El Ghazi and Luuk de Jong .
The home team had on the bench: Yorbe Vertessen, Ki-Jana Hoever, Mauro Júnior, Richard Ledezma, Boy Waterman, Joey Veerman, André Ramalho, Marco van Ginkel, Joël Drommel and Johan Bakayoko .
PSV made 3 changes: Luuk de Jong for J. Bakayoko (32′), Phillipp Mwene for Mauro Júnior (73′) and X. Simons for Y. Vertessen (88′).
Best player: Xavi Simons
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for PSV was Xavi Simons even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 31 passes (90% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 14. He performed 7 crosses.
Vitesse – Formation
Also Vitesse adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Phillip Cocu played with: Kjell Scherpen, Carlens Arcus , Ryan Flamingo , Melle Meulensteen , Mitchell Dijks , Sondre Tronstad , Enzo Cornelisse , Million Manhoef , Matúš Bero , Maximilian Wittek and Mohamed Sankoh .
They had on the bench: Gabriel Vidović, Miliano Jonathans , Gyan de Regt, Daan Reiziger, Simon van Duivenbooden, Dominik Oroz, Jeroen Houwen, Toni Domgjoni, Tomáš Hájek, Nikolai Baden Frederiksen and Bartosz Białek .
Vitesse made 5 changes: Mohamed Sankoh for B. Białek (66′), M. Manhoef for Miliano Jonathans (66′), Mitchell Dijks for Nikolai Baden Frederiksen (76′), E. Cornelisse for G. Vidović (76′) and C. Arcus for Daan Reiziger (90′).
Best player: Kjell Scherpen
The most impressive player for Vitesse was the goalkeeper: Kjell Scherpen. His rating is 7.25. He performed 3 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie.