After two defeats, PSV Eindhoven look to turn their Champions League campaign around when Tottenham Hotspur visit the Philips Stadion on Wednesday. Kick-off is 5.55pm. 

Mark van Bommel’s PSV have been imperious in the Eredivisie this season, winning nine games out of nine, including a 6-0 victory over Emmen at the weekend.

However, in the Champions League group stages, PSV have lost two from two, going down at Barcelona before losing 2-1 against Inter Milan last time out. On Wednesday, Tottenham come to visit in what is seen as a must win for both teams.

The English side currently sit fourth in the Premier League, but have also lost their opening two ties in the competition. Tottenham warmed up for the tie with a narrow 1-0 win over rivals West Ham United at the weekend.

Speaking at his press conference, Van Bommel has called the match a must win for both sides, “Winning means you are still in the group, but if you lose it’s almost over.

“Spurs have a lot of quality players and weapons to win games, but we have that also.”

Team News

PSV may be without key man Steven Bergwijn, who missed training on Tuesday with an ankle injury. Otherwise, Mark van Bommel has a fit squad. Should Bergwijn fail to make it then Donyell Malen should start.

Possible PSV line-up: Zoet, Dumfries, Angelino, Schwaab, Viergever, Hendrix, Rosario, Pereiro, Lozano, Bergwijn/Malen, De Jong

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he will be without Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli but Christian Eriksen is in the squad. Dutch international Vincent Janssen is still injured.

Possible Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Trippier, Davies, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Lamela, Lucas, Kane


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Previous meetings

PSV and Tottenham’s only encounter came in the last 16 of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup with the Dutch side winning 1-0 in London. However, Tottenham won 1-0 in Eindhoven before PSV triumphed 6-5 on penalties.

Can PSV get their campaign back on track?

With two away games and a home tie with Barcelona to come, Wednesday’s clash is a must win for PSV if they are to have any chance of continuing in Europe past the winter.

Their form in the Eredivisie is excellent but they now need to step it up against Tottenham, who have shown signs of weakness in Europe.

The key factor for PSV will be how defensive duo Nick Viergever and Daniel Schwaab cope with Harry Kane. The centre-back’s couldn’t handle Barcelona or Inter’s Mauro Icardi and will now come up against possible the best number nine in Europe. If they can keep him quiet then PSV definitely have a chance of victory.

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