PSV look to maintain a seven-point lead over Ajax when they host sc Heerenveen tonight. Phillip Cocu’s men suffered a 2-0 defeat against the Frisian side in this season’s reverse encounter and are eager to take revenge.
A good run
PSV maintain their good run under Phillip Cocu. They ran out winners in their last seven league games in a row and can earn their 23rd consecutive home win, if they see off SC Heerenveen in the Philips Stadion. For the fourth time in the club’s history, PSV can collect all three points in 21 out of 24 league games in one season. They last suffered defeat on a Saturday on 19 September 2015, when Heracles ran out 2-1 winners. Phillip Cocu’s side are unbeaten on a Saturday match day for 45 games in a row,
Luuk de Jong
De Jong has netted 62 Eredivisie goals, just as many as Ruud van Nistelrooy. Jurrie Koolhof holds the club record with 69 goals. De Jong was involved in five of seven goals scored by PSV recently. He netted three goals himself and supplied two assists. After netting a goal for PSV on 5 November 2017, De Jong has scored twice as many goals (eight) as any other player of Phillip Cocu’s senior squad.
Sc Heerenveen scored at least one goal in their last sixteen visits to the Philips Stadion, but the Frisians registered only one win in their previous seventeen games in Eindhoven. They last recorded a victory in the Philips Stadion on 27 February 2009. PSV play host to sc Heerenveen for the 26th time (W16, D5, L4).