Dutch giants PSV host Estoril

PSV Eindhoven may have won just once in five European home games against Portuguese sides, but they will be confident when they host Estoril Praia in UEFA Europa League Group E.

Memphis Depay scored twice for PSV during the UEFA Europa League qualifying phase
Memphis Depay scored twice for PSV during the UEFA Europa League qualifying phase ©AFP/Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven will look to mark the anniversary of their biggest win in European competition with an opening UEFA Europa League Group E success against Estoril Praia.

Form guide
PSV have won just once in five European home games against Portuguese sides – 5-0 against FC Porto in the 1988/89 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round. Their last two home games against Liga opponents have ended 2-2, with SL Benfica their opponents on both occasions.

• As they embark upon only their second European season, Estoril have lost just once in five UEFA away games – 2-1 at FC Slovan Liberec in last season's group stage. They scored at least once in all of those fixtures.

PSV were victorious in all four of their qualifying games this term, and have won three of their last four UEFA home games without conceding.

Trivia and links
• This game takes place on the 40th anniversary of PSV's biggest win in UEFA competition; a 10-0 victory against Northern Ireland's Ards FC in the first round of the 1974/75 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

PSV midfielder Stijn Schaars and right-back Santiago Arias both played in the Liga for Sporting Clube de Portugal from 2011 to 2013.

Estoril's Polish goalkeeper Paweł Kieszek spent the 2011/12 campaign in the Netherlands with Roda JC.

The coaches
• Having led PSV to Dutch Cup glory as caretaker coach in 2012, former midfielder Phillip Cocu took permanent command in 2013, after learning the ropes in a number of roles at the club. As a player, he collected 101 caps for the Netherlands and won four titles in two spells at PSV, as well as the 1998/99 Spanish crown with FC Barcelona, his club from 1998 to 2004.

Estoril coach José Couceiro has had a varied career since taking charge of FC Alverca in the early 2000s. At various times he has been Portugal Under-21 coach and Lithuania's national team boss, opting for adventures in Turkey and Russia more recently. He took charge at Estoril this year after leaving Vitória FC.