PSV Eindhoven is in Norway on Thursday for a clash with Bodo/Glimt. Kick-off is at 20:00.

PSV Eindhoven are safely through to the next round thanks to their win over Arsenal last week but they still have a slender chance of topping the group. They need to beat Bodo/Glimt and hope that Arsenal lost at home to FC Zurich.

Earlier in the group, PSV drew 1-1 at home to the Norwegians, who will qualify for the Europa Conference League if they better FC Zurich’s result.

PSV warmed up for the clash with a convincing 3-0 victory against NEC Nijmegen, while Bodo/Glimt lost 3-2 against Rosenborg.

Team News

Ruud van Nistelrooy has some concerns ahead of the clash in Norway with Ibrahim Sangare missing out with an illness. Defenders Jarrad Branthwaite, Mauro Júnior and Philipp Max are also out.

Emmanuel van de Blaak (17), Jenson Seelt (19) and Mathijs Tielemans (20) are all in the squad, while Yorbe Vertessen returns from injury.

Van Nistelrooy needs to decide whether he rests some players ahead of the clash against Ajax on Sunday.

Possible PSV line-up: Benitez, Hoever, Oppegard, Obispo, Ramalho, Gutierrez, Veerman, Til, El Ghazi, Madueke, De Jong

The hosts have no fresh injury concerns for the clash with PSV.

Possible Bodo/Glimt line-up: Haikin; Sampsted, Moe, Hoibraten, Wembangomo; Vetlesen, Saltnes, Gronbaek; Solbakken, Espejord, Pellegrino

Odds

Bodo/Glimt 11/5 Draw 3/1 PSV Eindhoven 1/1

Can PSV warm up for Ajax with a win?

PSV have a huge league game at the weekend in Amsterdam and Van Nistelrooy may decide to rest some players with progression already sealed.

Bodo/Glimt are a good side and they troubled PSV in Eindhoven earlier in the group. A loss doesn’t matter much for PSV but a win could be confidence-boosting ahead of the Ajax match.

Some younger players could be given a chance to impress, but avoiding injury will be the main concern for PSV.




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