PSV host PEC Zwolle in the Philips Stadion in their last game before the winter break. PSV recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory in this season’s reverse fixture in Zwolle.
10 in a row
PSV and PEC Zwolle met 39 times before (27 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats). PSV enjoyed a ten-game winning run against PEC Zwolle in their past ten encounters, scoring 32 goals and conceding 6.
Luuk de Jong
The top scorer in all these games between PSV and PEC Zwolle is Luuk de Jong. The striker scored nine goals in 13 games, including a hat-trick in the 2017/18 season. It was the fifth time in his career he bagged three goals.
It could have been a memorable match for Ryan Thomas, who joined PSV from PEC Zwolle in the summer 2018. He did not meet his former team mates last season due to a lengthy injury lay-off and he will also miss Saturday’s game, as he is not match fit. The All Whites star made his Eredivisie debut for PEC Zwolle, against PSV in 2013.
PSV have converted their Philips Stadion into a fortress for the home games, with 49 wins, 6 draws and just one defeat in the past three seasons, PSV are currently sitting fourth in the table, with 31 points from 17 games, while PEC Zwolle are fifteenth with 16 points.
First league goal
Two PSV players opened their scoring account against PEC Zwolle. Steven Bergwijn scored his first league goal in the 4-0 win over PEC Zwolle in 2016. Ritsu Doan also bagged his first Eredivisie goal against PEC Zwolle as an FC Groningen player in 2017. The Japanese forward was also on target for PSV against PEC Zwolle, scoring the third goal of the 4-0 victory.
PSV v PEC Zwolle is scheduled to take place in the Philip Stadion on Saturday 21 December, with a 19.45 kick-off, Referee Jeroen Manschot has been chosen to take charge of the game.