PSV vs Arsenal predictions: Champions League tips, odds and team news
Arsenal will be hoping to end their Champions League group stage on a high when they travel to face PSV on Tuesday at 5:45pm (UK time).
PSV vs Arsenal predictions
PSV vs Arsenal: Predictions
|8/15 with Midnite
|PSV 1-2 Arsenal
|9/1 with Unibet
|15/2 with Boylesports
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The stats behind our PSV vs Arsenal predictions:
- PSV have only failed to score once this season — though that was against Arsenal.
- Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet away in the Champions League this season.
- Gabriel Jesus has scored in both of Arsenal’s away Champions League games this season.
- Arsenal have won six of their last seven games across all competitions.
- Arsenal are the only team to have beaten PSV this season.
PSV vs Arsenal match tip
Bukayo Saka has been the main focus for Arsenal in the Champions League this season, but all three of his goals have come at the Emirates. Gabriel Jesus has been the one to rely on away from home, netting against both Lens and Sevilla. In fact, Gabriel Jesus has scored in all four of his Champions League appearances this season.
PSV vs Arsenal Bet-Builder tip
Although Arsenal have three clean sheets in the Champions League, including one against PSV, all three did come at the Emirates. Arsenal have also been well-disciplined across the Premier League and Champions League, sitting very low for cards. In the Champions League they have only been shown five yellow cards, while PSV have received 12. PSV’s games have also been pretty generous for corners, with the Dutch side winning on average 4.8 per game while conceding 4.6.
All three of Arsenal's Champions League clean sheets this season have come at home.
Only Man City (four) have received fewer cards in the Champions League this season than Arsenal's five.
PSV have won 4.8 corners per game in the Champions League this season, while conceding 4.6.
PSV vs Arsenal odds
*Odds correct as of 09:00 on December 11
Going into the final round of fixtures in Group B, these two sides already know their Champions League fates. Arsenal have sealed top spot and their place in the last 16, sitting four points clear of second-placed PSV. They have won four of their five games so far, beating Sevilla home and away as well as home wins over PSV and Lens. Their sole defeat came away to Lens in matchweek two.
But PSV are also already through to the knockout stages, with Lens unable to overtake them due to an inferior head-to-head record. There was a win and a draw in that match-up, with PSV also managing a win and a draw against Sevilla. Of course, PSV’s only defeat came to Arsenal at the Emirates. So this game could be quite tough to call as there is literally nothing on the line.
PSV vs Arsenal team news
PSV team news
|Armel Bella-Kotchap, Armando Obispo
Armel Bella-Kotchap and Armando Obispo remain out for the hosts, with Mauro Junior making his long-awaited return from injury last week in a cameo againt Heerenveen.
Arsenal team news
|Emile Smith Rowe, Thomas Partey, Fabio Vieira, Jurrien Timber, Takehiro Tomiyasu
Jurrien Timber is a long-term absentee, while Arsenal will also be without Fabio Vieira, Emile Smith Rowe, Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu until after Christmas.
With there being nothing on the line, at the heart of an extremely busy run of fixture, Mikel Arteta may be tempted to rotate his team to give some players much-needed rest. That, alongside some injury issues, has led the Spaniard to name three youngsters in his travelling squad for the Netherlands.
Ethan Nwaneri, Reuell Walters and Lino Sousa have all joined the team on their trip to Eindhoven and there is a lot of excitement about the trio getting some minutes, particularly the former.
Nwaneri made his Premier League debut for Arsenal aged 15 years and 181 days, smashing the record for the league’s youngest ever player — previously held by Harvey Elliott who made his league debut for Fulham aged 16 and 30 days. Of course, football didn’t start with the Premier League, but Nwaneri is also the youngest ever player to appear in a top-flight match in English football, breaking Derek Foster’s record by just three days — Foster was 15 and 184 days when he turned out for Sunderland in August 1964.
Not just that, Nwaneri — still only 16 — scored five goals at the weekend as Arsenal’s U18s beat Crewe Alexandra in the third round of the FA Youth Cup. The Arsenal U18 side is currently managed by former Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, and Arteta sees similarity between Nwareni and the Englishman.
“There’s something unique that he’s got that I really liked from the beginning, his ability to take the ball in tight areas and to escape a little bit like Jack Wilshere used to do,” Arteta told reporters.
“The personality he has, he trains with us like he trains with the under-18s or under-16s and I love that in a player. He’s got that bit between his teeth as well that he wants to show every single day how good he is and to impress people.
“When you have someone like that, you have to give him hope and as well it was a really important moment for us because we really wanted to keep him and I think it was a strange sign for him that this is his place for him to develop.”
If Nwaneri does feature against PSV, he would actually break Wilshere’s record at Arsenal as the club’s youngest-ever Champions League player. Wilshere made his debut in the competition aged 16 and 329 days, while Nwaneri is now 16 and 266 days. While it would be an Arsenal record, Nwaneri would only be 10th on the list of all-time youngest Champions League players, just breaking in ahead of Dario Essugo and Moise Kean, who both made their debuts aged 16 years and 268 days.
The Champions League record remains Youssoufa Moukoko, who made his Champions League debut for Borussia Dortmund in December 2020 just 18 days after his 16th birthday.
PSV vs Arsenal head-to-head record
- 20 September 2023 – Arsenal 4-0 PSV – Champions League
- 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
These two sides traded home wins in the Europa League last season, but Arsenal battered PSV at the Emirates in the Champions League in September.