PSV v Rostov: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

"We will get chances, but not too many," said Phillip Cocu, knowing his side must overcome a defensive-minded Rostov to take a UEFA Europa League place.

PSV v Rostov: line-ups, where to watch, form guide
PSV v Rostov: line-ups, where to watch, form guide ©AFP/Getty Images

Possible line-ups
PSV: Zoet; Arias, Moreno, Isimat-Mirin, Brenet; Pröpper, Siem de Jong, Ramselaar; Pereiro, Luuk de Jong, Zinchenko.
Out: Willems (head), Guardado (thigh), Hendrix (knee), Locadia (groin)

Rostov: Dzhanaev; Kalachev, Mevlja, Navas, Granat, Kudryashov; Gatskan, Noboa, Erokhin; Poloz, Azmoun.
Doubtful: Dzhanaev (unspecified), Erokhin (unspecified)
Out: none
Misses next match if booked: Gatskan

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

PSV coach Phillip Cocu
PSV coach Phillip Cocu©AFP/Getty Images

Phillip Cocu, PSV coach
I'm sure we will get chances, but not too many – we have to make them count. Rostov can be very direct. They have good strikers. On the other hand, we showed in Russia that you can create chances against this team, and we should have won there.

These are the best matches to be involved in. Of course there is pressure, of course it's a challenge, but we want to show what we can do on our home turf. So we will definitely be going for the win.

Christian Noboa (C) after scoring Rostov's third goal against Bayern
Christian Noboa (C) after scoring Rostov's third goal against Bayern©AFP/Getty Images

Ivan Daniliants, Rostov coach
PSV will definitely be motivated to go for the victory. They are known for their attacking football, and they played well against Atlético and Bayern.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether we give them the opportunity to show what they can do. What I can say is that we are not aiming for a draw. We want to win.

I'm very proud of my players. They have done extremely well so far, and we have achieved some memorable results. This will be a historic game for our club.

Weekend results
Roda 0-0 PSV
PSV have won only three of their last 13 fixtures in all competitions following their third stalemate of the campaign.

Rostov 0-0 Zenit
This was Rostov's fourth goalless draw of the season.

Highlights: Rostov 2-2 PSV
Highlights: Rostov 2-2 PSV

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Rostov: DLWWDW

Reporter's view: Derek Brookman (@UEFAcomDerekB)
This could be a cracking encounter because no one result will suit both teams, so either PSV or Rostov should be chasing the match right to the end. The first goal will be absolutely vital. If the Russians score it then we will probably see the Dutch champions throw caution to the wind and go all out to score at least twice. If PSV take the lead then Rostov will be forced to adopt a more proactive approach.

Did you know?
Cristian Noboa played in the Dinamo Moskva team that beat PSV 1-0 both home and away in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League. Read more in our extensive match background.