AZ lost recently Niklas Moisander (most important defender) and lost earlier Rasmus Elm, which was the big player for AZ last year. For this match also Maarten Martens is out, replaced by Steven Berghuis, which is a big blow.
Last thursday, both teams played UEL, but AZ played with the A-squad and lost 0-5 to Anzhi, while PSV won 9-0 with a B-squad.
PSV-team playing today is more fresh and has far more quality, so they 'should' win with ease. BUT no guarantees off course. For the gamblers AHC is also nice possibility.
PSV Eindhoven 1 P. Tytoń 3 W. Bouma 4 Marcelo 15 J. Willems 6 M. van Bommel 13 A. Hutchinson 8 K. Strootman 11 J. Lens 7 O. Toivonen 14 D. Mertens 9 T. Matavž
AZ Alkmaar 1 E. Alvarado 3 D. Marcellis 5 D. Gorter 6 E. Reijnen 4 N. Viergever 12 V. Elm 10 E. Falkenburg 8 A. Maher 23 R. Beerens 17 J. Altidore 22 S. Berghuis