Arsenal vs PSV Champions League predictions: Tips, odds and team news
Arsenal kickstart their Champions League return with a home game against PSV on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time).
Arsenal vs PSV odds
Arsenal are back in the Champions League for the first time since 2016/17. Funnily enough, they begin with a game that was a Europa League fixture last season. The Gunners faced PSV in the UEL group stage last season, en route to their last 16 exit — the story of Arsenal’s Champions League life before their absence. After reaching the quarter-finals in three consecutive seasons between 2007/08 and 2009/10, Arsenal were knocked out of the last 16 in seven straight campaigns. They’ll be hoping to go further than that this season, and they’ve started 2023/24 brightly, building on last year’s runners-up finish.
PSV’s own Champions League group stage absence stretches back to 2018/19, when they were placed in a horrible group alongside Tottenham, Barcelona and Inter Milan. Since then, there have been three qualifying round failures, including last season when they were beaten at the final hurdle to drop into the Europa League group stage. But this season there would be no problem. PSV beat Sturm Graz in the third qualifying round and then got their revenge on Rangers — who knocked them out of qualifying last season — with a 7-3 aggregate victory.
Arsenal vs PSV predictions
Arsenal vs PSV: Predictions
|Correct Score||Arsenal 2-1 PSV||7/1|
|First Goalscorer||Luuk de Jong||10/1|
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The stats behind our Arsenal vs PSV predictions:
- PSV have scored in all eight of their games across all competitions.
- Arsenal have kept just one clean sheet in five games this season.
- Luuk de Jong scored five goals in four games in Champions League qualifying.
- Arsenal have won seven of their last 11 home games across all competitions.
- PSV haven’t won any of their last 13 away games in the Champions League proper.
Arsenal vs PSV match tip
PSV will hope to threaten the Arsenal goal and their best chance of doing so is Luuk de Jong’s aerial ability. The Dutchman was a fiend in Champions League qualifying, scoring five goals in his four games, four of those coming from his head. Even though Arsenal know the risk he brings, stopping it will be another issue.
He’s also scored in three of his last four appearances for PSV in the competition proper and will be the Dutch sides’ biggest threat.
Arsenal vs PSV Bet-Builder tip
Although PSV may breach the Arsenal net, the Dutch side have been pretty terrible on the road in the Champions League. Excluding qualifying, PSV are winless in their last 13 away Champions League matches, since beating CSKA Moscow 1-0 in 2007. There may be a lot of action in the penalty box, too, with PSV averaging 6.67 corners per game in the Eredivisie so far this season and Arsenal seeing nine per match in the Premier League.
Arsenal vs PSV team news
Arsenal team news
|–||Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber, Mohamed Elneny||–|
Thomas Partey remains out with a hip injury and isn’t expected back until October, joined on the sidelines by Jurrien Timber and Mohamed Elneny. Mikel Arteta has the choice whether to bring Aaron Ramsdale back in goal or stick with David Raya, who kept a clean sheet against Everton at the weekend.
PSV team news
|–||Armando Obispo, Mauro Junior, Frederik Oppegard||Jordan Teze|
The Arsenal front line will come up against a familiar foe in German centre-back Armel Bella-Kotchap, who is on loan from Southampton after starting for the first time at the weekend. Armando Obispo, Mauro Junior and Frederik Oppegard all miss out.
Arsenal vs PSV head-to-head record
- 27 October 2022 – PSV 2-0 Arsenal – Europa League
- 20 October 2022 – Arsenal 1-0 PSV – Europa League
- 7 March 2007 – Arsenal 1-1 PSV – Champions League
- 20 February 2007 – PSV 1-0 Arsenal – Champions League
- 24 November 2004 – PSV 1-1 Arsenal – Champions League
These two sides traded home wins in the Europa League last season, with Arsenal only winning one of the pats five meetings against PSV — having won two of the first three.