PSV got their Eredivisie campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory at FC Utrecht last week. They play host to AZ at the Philips Stadion on Sunday in round two of the 2016/17 season. Will PSV continue their winning streak? A look ahead to PSV’s first home game of the new season, with some facts and figures.
Last season’s corresponding fixture: 3-0
PSV won 29 out of 38 league games against in AZ in Eindhoven. They drew five times and lost four games. PSV registered a 3-0 win in last season’s corresponding fixture. AZ’s Derrick Luckassen scored an unfortunate own goal and was sent off.
PSV enjoyed a nine-game unbeaten run against AZ, running out winners seven times.
Luuk de Jong
Luuk de Jong got his name on the score sheet eight times out of ten league fixtures with AZ. He struck twice in PSV’s home game against the Alkmaar outfit last year.
AZ drew 2-2 in their opening game
AZ shared the points with sc Heerenveen in a 2-2 draw in last weekend’s opening game of the season. Stijn Schaars, who joined sc Heerenveen from PSV on a free transfer, scored an equaliser from a free kick.
Locadia and Hendrix
Jürgen Locadia has made 99 Eredivisie appearances for PSV so far. He played 100 matches in all competitions, one of them for PSV U21. If Jorrit Hendrix is handed a start against AZ, he will make his 100th league appearance for PSV.