PSV - Milan Betting Preview: Free-scoring hosts can trouble Milan

Phillip Cocu's men have made a fine start to the season and Willie Duncan is expecting the home side to make a bright start in the Uefa Champions League play-off round on Tuesday
PSV play host to Milan in the first leg of their Uefa Champions League play-off tie in what promises to be a fascinating clash on Tuesday night.

Phillip Cocu’s side have made an impressive start to the new campaign, having won all five of their competitive fixtures thus far and are chalked up at 15/8 (2.88) with BetVictor to seize the initiative in the tie by defeating Milan here.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men begin their domestic season next weekend and Milan can be backed at 13/8 (2.63) with BetVictor to win their first competitive match of the new campaign in Eindhoven. The draw is priced up at 23/10 (3.30) with the same firm.

PSV have been in free-scoring form this term, having notched an impressive 16 goals in five matches while it is also worth noting that the current Erevidisie leaders have conceded in just one of their opening five fixtures.

Georginio Wijnaldum has scored three goals for PSV thus far this season and looks to be decent value at 13/2 (7.50) with BetVictor to score first while Mephis Depay is chalked up at a chunky 21/2 (11.50) to break the deadlock.

Depay was on target for PSV against Go Ahead Eagles at the weekend and the 19-year-old striker will fancy his chances of adding to his tally against Milan on Tuesday.

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is likely to spearhead the Milan attack in Eindhoven despite being less than 100% fit and the Italian striker is priced up at 5/1 (6.0) with BetVictor to open the scoring.

That Balotelli is likely to start the match despite his recent injury problems speaks volumes about Milan's lack of available options in several areas of the pitch with the likes of Giampaolo Pazzini still unavailble due to injury and several other players such as Balotelli and Philppe Mexes still recovering.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men will look to contain the attacking threat posed by PSV but their defensive frailties were exposed when they conceded five goals in just 35 minutes against Manchester City in pre-season so Cocu’s side will look to exploit that weakness ahead of next week’s return leg.

The home side can be expected to start on the front foot and the 10/11 (1.91) quote from BetVictor for PSV to score the first goal of the game is superb value and should be snapped up accordingly here.

Those looking to back bigger prices should take a chance on the talented Mephis Depay scoring the opener on Tuesday at a chunky 21/2 (11.50) with BetVictor.

PSV Eindhoven to score first at 10/11 (1.91) 2pts with BetVictor
Mephis Depay to score first at 21/2 (11.50) 0.5pt with BetVictor

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