All about | PSV did not lose to Fortuna Sittard once this century

All about | PSV did not lose to Fortuna Sittard once this century
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With the national title in their pocket, PSV shifts their focus to the away game with Fortuna Sittard. PSV can still equal the Eredivisie points record and become the best team ever on goal difference, but to do so, the main squad must win in Sittard.

Winning at the Fortuna Sittard Stadion, it turns out, is not a given. After all, last season PSV gave up a goal in the absolute closing stages ('99), sticking to a draw (2-2). The last home game dates back to Oct. 21, 2023. Thanks to goals by Guus Til, André Ramalho and Johan Bakayoko, PSV won 3-1.

Of the 23 away games against Fortuna Sittard, PSV won 15. They lost four and drew four. A total of 56 league goals were scored and 30 goals were conceded. An average of over 2.5 goals per visit. Only one of the last 30 meetings was lost. That was in 1999, when the father of former PSV player Xavi Simons scored four goals.

The home team will only be fighting for honor, because with 36 points they are already certain of survival in the Eredivisie. They occupy the eleventh spot in the standings and have already definitively lost sight of the playoffs for European football. However, they can still move up one place in the rankings and can therefore achieve their best final ranking of this century.

Sunday afternoon's opponent has not won a single game this season against teams in the left-hand row and has failed to win any of the last six. In addition, they also failed to win against the national champion in the last sixteen years.

Last time PSV became champions, they failed to win in the rest of the matches. A draw means equaling the Eredivisie points record in club history (88). The moment it wins, PSV also equals the record number of away wins in one season (14).