After a push in Denmark, Kev's taking us on a rare trip to Belarus.
"PSV have only just begun their season, it's a long and taxing journey to Belarus, and the hosts are in form and midway through their campaign."
BATE Borisov v PSV
Tuesday 21 August, 20:00
Dutch champs to slip up
A dour Danish draw kicked off our week, as Horsens and Aalborg played out a goalless stalemate. A push, so no harm done.
We'll reinvest that cash in a Champions League wager tonight, as Eredivisie champions PSV make the long trip to Belarus to face BATE Borisov.
Title-winning coach Phillip Cocu broadened his horizons with a move to Fenerbahce, and another legendary Dutch midfielder has replaced him in the dugout. Mark Van Bommel has won his first two league games in charge, although he did lose the Supercup on penalties to Feyenoord.
BATE are slap bang in the middle of their domestic season (they are seven points clear at the top of the table), and have already disposed of HJK and Qarabag in the UCL qualifiers, remaining unbeaten in those four games. They are used to winning at home, and you have to go back to 2015 for the last time they lost a Champions League match in Belarus.
BATE are battle-hardened, while it's very early in PSV's campaign. I'll oppose the visitors.
Points Staked: 121
Points Returned: 129.6
P/L: +8.6 points
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