Author: Glen Maxwell
Published: 10:26 12/09/2015
The Champions League group stage get under way with PSV Eindhoven squaring off against Manchester United on Tuesday September 15, so find out how the football betting offers at William Hill can benefit your PSV v Man Utd bets.
PSV Eindhoven welcome Manchester United to the Philips Stadion on Tuesday night, with both sides looking to get their Group B campaigns off to a good start following their return to the Champions League fold - as PSV have progressed to the group stages for the first time since 2008/09, while United return after a season in exile.
This Champions League Group B clash has also thrown up some interesting meetings between former allies.
Memphis Depay makes a rapid return to his old stomping ground - as it was the Dutch champions that Memphis left in order to join the Red Devils. Memphis came through the youth ranks at Eindhoven and made 90 league appearances for PSV - scoring 39 goals - before his move earlier in the summer.
Meanwhile, PSV coach Philip Cocu will test himself against Louis van Gaal - after playing under the current Man Utd boss for both Barcelona and the Netherlands. Florian Jozefzoon and Daley Blind played together at Ajax (2010-12), while Blind and Memphis will also come up against fellow Dutch Internationals Jeroen Zoet, Jeffrey Bruma, Luuk de Jong and Luciano Narsingh.
Both sides will be wanting to get make a winning return to the group stages of this competition, so this Champions League clash could be a close-fought contest and both PSV Eindhoven and Man United will surely go all out to get a result in this one.
PSV overturned an early Paul Scholes penalty to win 3-1 at home in their first meeting in the 2000/01 Champions League first group stage. However, the Red Devils turned the tables at Old Trafford - as Scholes, Dwight Yorke and Teddy Sheringham notched to win 3-1 themselves.
Man Utd also prevailed in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup Second Round, when Gordon Strachan struck in extra time at Old Trafford, to secure a 1-0 aggregate win.
Tuesday's match will be shown live on Sky Sports Europe at 19:45 and is sure to be eagerly watched by both casual and professional gamblers, who will all be looking to make a profit on what should be an exciting encounter. One way in which you can increase your chances of winning long term is to take advantage of William Hill’s free bet offers, to add a level of protection to your PSV Eindhoven v Man United bets.
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WIth PSV scoring in every one of their Eredivisie matches so far and Man United keeping a clean sheet in all but one of their four Premier League games, this game will surely be an interesting matchup. Add in United’s record of scoring in every game but one - and Eindhoven keeping just one clean sheet - and it’s a classic case of seeing who will the offensive and defensive battles on their way to victory.
However, both sides will be desperate not to lose this Champions League Group B opener, so may become more cautious as a result. Don’t worry if this is the case though as, should both sides struggle to stamp their authority on proceedings and a bore-draw ensures, William Hill have you covered.
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Luuk de Jong will be the obvious candidate in the First Goalscorer market for PSV Eindhoven - as his four goals in all competitions has already put him at the top of Eindhoven’s top scorer standings. With two goals each in the Eredivisie and Johan Cruijff Shield, de Jong will hope to add a Champions League strike to his tally this Tuesday.
However, should the Dutch forward fail to find the net against United, the hosts will be confident that plenty of others can produce in his place - as his fellow countrymen Adam Maher and Luciano Narsingh will hope that they can repeat their goalscoring exploits once again and add to the two goals both have netted already this season.
Santiago Arias, Maxime Lestienne and Jurgen Locadia have all popped up to net Eredivisie goals for PSV this season as well, so any of them could easily be an outside bet to open the scoring on Tuesday night.
After a brace against Club Brugge in his Champions League debut, new signing Memphis Depay is bound to be a popular First Goalscorer choice for Man Utd backers in this game. The Dutch winger has looked composed in both the Premier League and Champions League so far, so he will surely be desperate to get on the scoresheet against Cocu’s side and hope it inspires a goalscoring run for the Dutchman.
Should Memphis struggle to silence the majority of the Philips Stadion support, Louis van Gaal will look to capable deputies Wayne Rooney - who broke the England all-time goalscorer record with his 50th goal for his country last week - and Juan Mata to step up and provide the breakthrough - while Maroune Fellaini will also be aiming to score in the Champions League again this season if given the opportunity.
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