Eredivisie leaders PSV host Vitesse in round eleven of the 2018/19 season. The visitors from Arnhem, who are currently lying fifth, suffered defeat against PSV in nine matches in a row. Gracenote, the world leader in Sports Data services, presents seven facts & figure ahead of Saturday night’s game.
10 defeats in a row?
Vitesse have never slipped to more than nine consecutive defeats against any opponent so far.
PSV continue record-breaking exploits
It will take time before PSV can break their own record from the 1987/88 season when they collected maximum 51 points from their seventeen opening games, but they are close to breaking a record set by Ajax. The club based in Amsterdam won their eleven opening games of the 1997/98 campaign and ran out winners twelve times at the start of the 1995/96 season. PSV have made it ten wins out of ten so far this season
Equal Morton Olsen’s record?
Mark van Bommel will equal Morten Olsen’s record of winning eleven opening games in his first season in charge as head coach, provided he guides PSV to a win over Vitesse tonight. No rookie coach has succeeded in winning twelve opening games in a row.
At least two goals
PSV have shown goal scoring prowess this season, netting 38 goals in ten games and they have found the back of the net at least twice in each game. Never before did an Eredivisie team score more than one goal in eleven successive league games..
Strike in closing stages
PSV have scored twelve goals in the last fifteen minutes, at least five more goals than any other Eredivisie club. Vitesse have struck once in the closing stages so far this season
A 39-game unbeaten run
The Philips Stadion is an impregnable fortress on Saturday. PSV have a 39-game unbeaten run at home (W33-D6-L0). They last suffered defeat in Eindhoven on 29 March 2014, when FC Groningen ran out 3-2 winners.