Monaco and PSV Eindhoven will face each other in the third qualifying round for the Champions League group stage.
Monaco vs PSV: Preview and prediction
The new domestic 2022/23 kicks off for Monaco and PSV on August 2, as both teams are set to play their first official game of the season after club friendlies.
By finishing third in Ligue 1’s last campaign, the French side are set to battle with Eindhoven, who ended up second in Eredivisie, in the UCL’s 3rd qualifying round to reach the group stages.
As per UEFA’s draw, the first leg will be played at Stade Louis II in Monaco on August 2, then Ruud van Nistelrooy’s side will host the Monegasques in the Netherlands on August 9.
Monaco have been on a bit of a bad run recently with just one win in their last six pre-season matches. Meanwhile, PSV won their 13th Dutch Super Cup by winning 5-3 against Ajax this Saturday. The Dutch side extended their undefeated run to 3 matches.
Despite the fact that Monaco currently are in not good form, they have the home advantage, so that’s why we think the match at least could end up in a draw.
The teams had a busy pre-season so far. Philippe Clement’s side celebrated an unbeaten friendies start before losing 2-1 away to Porto on July 23.
Meanwhile, the Red and Whites played their sixth and final game against Real Betis on July 23. The club picked up 2 victories, 2 defeats and one draw during their pre-season journey.
Both teams are heading to the match without injuries and suspensions.
Head to Head
The teams last met each other last year in the Europa League group stage, where Monaco took advantage over Eindhoven 1-2 in the Netherlands before a 0-0 draw at the Louis II.
04.11.21, Euorpa League: Monaco 0-0 PSV
21.10.21, Euorpa League: PSV 1-2 Monaco
16.07.17, Club Friendlies: Monaco 0-0 PSV
17. 07.15, Club Friendlies: Monaco 3-1 PSV
09.03.05, Club Friendlies: Monaco 0-2 PSV
PSV’s last five matches:
D D W D L
Monaco’s last five matches:
D L L W W
Monaco vs PSV: Where to watch?
Monaco vs PSV will kick off at 8 pm CET, at Stade Louis II in Monaco on August 2.