PSV travel to Sittard on Saturday to face Fortuna Sittard, one of the three newly promoted teams in the Dutch Eredivisie. The ruling champions suffered just one defeat in their last 53 league matches against newly-promoted sides. Newcomers MVV recorded a 2-1 win over PSV twenty years ago.
PSV claimed as many as 47 wins in the remaining 52 fixtures against a promoted side. PSV also boast good stats against Fortuna Sittard. The two teams will meet for the 39th time in the Fortuna Sittard Stadion on Saturday, at 20.45. PSV won 28 of the previous 39 encounters. PSV and Fortuna drew six matches and Fortuna Sittard ran out winners four times.
Back in History: 1999
One of the defeats against a newly-promoted team took place in 1999, when Fortuna Sittard inflicted an embarrassing 6-4 defeat. Luc Nilis struck a wonder goal while Wilfred Bouma, on loan from PSV, played a key role for MVV, scoring the opener and delivering the assist for the second goal.