PSV look to make it three wins out of three when they take on Vitesse in the GelreDome on Sunday.
PSV did not suffer defeat in any of their 22 preceding games in Arnhem. RKC Waalwijk hold the record for not winning any of their past 23 home games against Ajax.
PSV hammered Vitesse 5-0 in the Philips Stadion in this season’s reverse encounter. Donyell Malen became the third PSV player to score five goals in an Eredivisie game after Coen Dillen in 1959 and Bert Theunissen in 1964. Dillen struck five goals against DWS and Theunissen found the back of the net five times against Sittardia.
Click here to see the highlights of PSV v Vitesse, earlier this season.
Meet some familiar faces
PSV will meet some familiar faces when they take on Vitesse on Sunday. Former PSV players Remko Pasveer, Joshua Brenet, Roy Beerens and Tim Matavz are currently with Vitesse, while Armando Obispo has gone on loan with Vitesse for regular playing time. The centre back has not missed a minute this season. Pasveer was PSV’s man between the sticks in the 2016/17 season. Brenet came on as a substitute and Gaston Pereiro struck twice to secure a 2-0 win in Arnhem.
Matavz on target for PSV
Tim Matavz scored a goal for PSV in both games against Vitesse in the 2011/12 season. PSV were held to a 1-1 draw in the GelreDome. Wilfried Bony’s goal was cancelled out by Matavz’s strike. The Slovenian put PSV ahead in the Philips Stadion and Dries Mertens and Stanislav Manolev made it three, before Mike Havenaar scored a consolation goal for Vitesse. Matavz was also on target for Vitesse in their 2-1 defeat in the Philips Stadion in the 2017/18 season. He opened the scoring for Vitesse before Daniël Schwaab and Hirving Lozano scored a goal to make sure of a 2-1 victory. Last season, Matavz put Vitesse ahead with a glancing header, but Lozano scored a last-gasp equaliser from the penalty spot to salvage a 1-1 draw.