A very good run from Zwolle was stopped with a 2:0 loss last Saturday night away to Groningen.
This time they appeared very uncreative, despite having much more of the ball possession, the side was simply unable to create chances that would convert into goals.
The hosts were satisfied by playing via counter-attacks, switching even more passive once they had the lead in the 18th minute, which suited them perfectly this time.
This loss broke a run of three undefeated matches of Zwolle, as the team stands just a point above the play-out placed Den Haag and five points above direct relegation placed Sittard.
Left defender Nakayama (2/0) is injured, as well as central defender Reijnen (4/0). A couple of more are sidelined with injuries, but without playing this season anyway.
After a draw in a game against biggest rivals from Ajax for this season’s title, PSV bounced back perfectly with a 3:1 home victory over Groningen last Wednesday evening.
They looked just fine in order to get the victory, not creating much more than what they’ve scored overall.
The side remains first together with Ajax for the moment, but surely knowing that they need to improve in order to increase the chances for lifting the title since they did look like a slight underdog in their game against Ajax last weekend in front of own fans.
The guests can’t count at offensive midfielder Pereiro (1/0). Forward Lammers is long-term absentee without playing this season.
Zwolle has seen over 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 11 matches against PSV Eindhoven.
PSV Eindhoven will surely come up attacking here in order to lock new three points as soon as possible.
Zwolle knows how to play via counters, more than well actually, since their problems aren’t with the offensive part of the game, rather their defensive behavior. PSV should get the victory, but most likely once again without a clean sheet.