PSV travel to Venlo to face VVV. Sunday will see the 44th meeting in the Dutch top flight between the two sides. Some facts & figures ahead of Sunday’s clash.
VVV-Venlo have seen least of the ball of all Eredivisie clubs. VVV-Venlo’s ball possession is 41% in 25 games, whereas Mark van Bommel’s men enjoyed 60 % possession.
Fortuna Sittard forward Mark Diemers has been the most fouled player this season. Hirving Lozano comes second with 58 fouls. A record 21 yellow cards have been awarded for fouls on the Mexican striker. PSV right back Denzel Dumfries is the player who has committed most fouls this season: 52. PSV, however, have made 252 fouls; Ajax and Excelsior are the clubs that have made fewer fouls.
VVV-Venlo have used 23 players in the Eredivisie this season. AZ used 22 players, while Mark van Bommel handed a start to 25 players this season.
VVV-Venlo hit the woodwork only four times this season. PSV hit bar or post thirteen times. Bergwijn and Angeliño rattled the post in the 2-0 win over NAC Breda only last weekend.
PSV got one penalty given against them this season, at FC Groningen. VVV-Venlo have conceded eight penalties this season and they were all converted.
250e Eredivisie appearance
PSV centre back Nick Viergever is set to make his 250th Eredivisie appearance against VVV-Venlo on Sunday, 110 for AZ, 84 for Ajax, 30 for Sparta 25 for PSV.