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FC Utrecht v PSV Eindhoven - Sunday 11:30, Sky Sports
PSV bounced back from a defeat at Heerenveen by beating champions Feyenoord and they have another tough test here as they go to Utrecht, who’ve lost only one of their last 16 at home. However, that defeat came against Ajax, and Utrecht in fact picked up only one point from their six games against Feyenoord, Ajax and PSV last term. Indeed, having lost two of their last three this term, they look unlikely to improve upon their performance against the top teams. PSV won home and away against all three sides that finished between 4th and 6th last term, and we think they can build upon that victory against Feyenoord with another three points.
Ajax v Vitesse – Sunday 13:30, Sky Sports
Ajax failed to take advantage of the fact that PSV and Feyenoord were playing each other last weekend as they could only draw at Den Haag and they’re a couple of points off the pace already. However, both the instances of them dropping points were on the road and they’ve now won 16 of 17 unbeaten games at the Johan Cruijff Arena. They’ve netted six in their two games there this term but those were against Zwolle and Groningen, who finished 14th and 8th respectively last term. We think they’ll have a tougher job of breaking down Vitesse, who were edged out 1-0 in this fixture last season and went down by the same score at PSV. Ajax lost one of their most important attacking players over the summer in Davy Klaassen and they haven’t looked at their best going forward, so we like the look of Under 2.5 Ajax Goals.
Portland Timbers v Orlando City - Monday 01:00, Sky Sports
It’s getting close to playoff time in the MLS and both these sides are far from assured of their place, though Portland look better-placed. The Timbers have found some form having won three of their last five and after a three game spell on the road, they return to Providence Park where they’ve won their last three. However, two of these wins came against the languishing LA Galaxy and Colorado and the market appears to have overreacted to those victories. Prior to that, Portland had won just three of nine at home, and with Orlando displaying an uptick in from with four points from their last two, both of which were on the road, Portland look a touch short. Instead, we think there’s more value to be found backing the draw.