PSV Eindhoven host Wolfsburg on Tuesday as they hope to get their Champions League campaign back on track.

 

wolf psvThe Eindhoven side find themselves bottom of their Champions League group after the 2-0 defeat to Wolfsburg two weeks ago, and for any chance of reaching the knockout stages they realistically have to beat the Bundesliga side on Tuesday.

Phillip Cocu’s side go into the game on the back off a curious performance against Eredivisie bottom side De Graafschap, which saw PSV give up a three goal lead before going on to win 6-3. The Eredivisie champions were criticised after the win, with many observer’s pointing out a lack of concentration from PSV, something defender Hector Moreno has admitted they must work on.

Moreno the pre-game press conference,  “That’s something we have to work all together,”

“We have to help each other. I try to be an example there, but I think everyone should pick up. ”

Wolfsburg go into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, and they know a win over PSV will put them in a great position to qualify with two games left.

Team News

PSV will be without Jetro Willems and Simon Poulsen for the tie, while Maxime Lestienne is still absent after a family issue. Santiago Arias is back after being suspended for the tie two weeks ago.

Possible PSV line-up: Zoet, Arias, Brent, Moreno, Bruma, Hendrix, Guardado, Propper, Locadia, Narsingh, De Jong

Christian Trasch and Max Kruse are out of the tie on Tuesday, but Robin Knoche could return for Dieter Hecking, who must decide on whether Dutchman Bas Dost or Nicklas Bendtner starts up front after the Dane netted at the weekend.

Possible Wolfsburg line-up: Benaglio, Jung, Rodriguez, Klose, Naldo, Gustavo, Draxler, Vierinha, Caligiuri, Schurrle, Dost

Key Match-ups

Bas Dost v Jeffrey Bruma

The Dutch striker netted the opening goal in the reverse fixture two weeks ago and he will be confident of scoring against a defence which looked shaky against De Graafschap on Saturday. If PSV are to come out victorious then Bruma needs to ensure his defence remain’s secure throughout the ninety minutes.

Luuk de Jong v Naldo

De Jong may be banging in the goals this season in the Eredivisie, but in the Champions League the striker is yet to impress. PSV need to give the forward service on Tuesday and hope De Jong can get the better of Brazilian Naldo, who hardly gave him a sniff two weeks ago.




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