PSV have been a titan of the Dutch Eredivisie since time immemorial. Between the two, PSV are deemed to be the better team. They are in better form, have far more experience, and boast the better talent on the pitch as well. Sturm Graz are from the comparatively inferior Austrian Bundesliga, and even there they have been finding it hard to leave their mark.
Sturm Graz vs PSV Eindhoven is scheduled for a 6.45pm ETC kick-off on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
The match will take place at stadium Liebenauer Stadium.
With Jakob Jantscher suffering an injury against Rapid Vienna, Andreas Kuen is in contention to come into the Graz XI. There are no suspension concerns for Sturm Graz.
Schmidt is expected to make a number of changes to his PSV starting lineup, potentially handing starts to Davy Propper and Bruma.Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo is in line to return between the sticks, while Armando Obispo could feature in the middle of the backline.
Sturm Graz — Jorg Siebenhandl; Amadou Dante, Gregory Wuthrich, Niklas Geyrhofer, Lukas Jager; Andreas Kuen, Jon Stankovic, Otar Kiteishvili; Manprit Sarkaria, Jakob Jantscher, Kelvin Yeboah.
PSV Eindhoven — Joel Drommel; Philipp Max, Andre Ramalho, Olivier Boscagli, Phillipp Mwene; Ryan Thomas, Marco van Ginkel; Cody Gakpo, Mario Gotze, Noni Madueke; Eran Zahavi.
Sturm Graz: 16/5
PSV Eindhoven: 7/10
PSV have more European pedigree and proven players, we do not expect PSV to have it all their own way in Austria. However, their superior quality in the final third should shine through at some stage, potentially giving them the win by the odd goal in three. Sturm Graz 1-2 PSV Eindhoven.