A victory in the final game of the season and PSV will finish the campaign with an impressive eighty-five points on the board, and the hosts will want to give their fans the proper send-off ahead of what could be a summer of change behind the scenes of the Dutch giants. Groningen provide the opposition on Sunday and currently occupy twelfth place in the Eredivisie table, but could still finish one place higher or even one place lower depending on their result in the final game of the season.

When the two clubs locked horns for their reverse league fixture, back in December, they produced a six-goal thriller that will be remembered as one of the games of the season. A strike in the seventh minute from former Chelsea midfielder van Ginkel thrust PSV into an early lead, and that advantage was doubled shortly after through Ramselaar. The hosts managed to pull a goal back in the thirty-first minute when van Nieff was the first to the ball in the visitors penalty area, but PSV restored their two goal advantage before the break via a penalty which van Ginkel calmly dispatched. Early in the second half the hosts were awarded their very own spot kick and Veldwijk made no mistakes from twelve yards as he brought Groningen right back into the match. In truth PSV took their foot off the gas during the second forty-five minutes and they were duly punished in dramatic style as te Wierik equalised deep into stoppage time for Groningen with virtually the last kick of the game.

With four wins and two draws from their last six matches, PSV head into the final game of the season against Groningen as the clear form favourites. The visitors have been in decent form towards the end of the campaign, winning two, drawing two, and losing two of their last six matches. PSV do have a great record against Groningen and are currently eight games unbeaten against the visitors. We’re hoping for plenty of goals from this game as both teams have been scoring and conceding on a regular basis over their last six matches. Five of Groningen’s and four of PSV’s last six matches have witnessed both teams getting on the scoreboard, and Sunday;s hosts have only managed two clean sheets during that six game period, while Groningen have just one.

Mexican striker Lozano will be hoping to claim the Eredivisie’s golden boot in the final game of the season, but he has work to do as his tally of seventeen league goals is one short of AZ’s Jahanbakhsh. Groningen forward van Weert has enjoyed an impressive season in front of goal, scoring twelve times despite his teams overall poor performance.

We’re confident that PSV will end their season with a win, but that both teams will score in the process. PSV have looked poor at the back since claiming the title, conceding two against Roda and three against Den Haag. Groningen will fancy their chances and have the motivation of finishing one palce higher if they can win and results elsewhere go in their favour. As for a final score, we’re going with a 4-2 win for the home side and another exciting six-goal thriller between these two clubs.

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