PSV starts on Thursday with Mohamed Ihattaren and Jorrit Hendrix in the Europa League match with Granada. At AZ, Yukinari Sugawara is in the base in the match against Napoli. Both duels start at 6.55 pm.
De Wit in center striker at AZ
Ihattaren lost his starting spot after a few mediocre performances under trainer Roger Schmidt, who seldom calls on Hendrix. Due to corona infections at Gody Gakpo, Pablo Rosario, Eran Zahavi and Kenny Tete, the two are in the base against Granada.
Furthermore, there are no changes in the line-up of PSV compared to the 0-3 victory over PEC Zwolle on Sunday. Acquisition Mario Götze is once again at the kick-off.
PSV line-up: Mvogo; Dumfries, Baumgartl, Boscagli, Max; Sangaré, Hendrix; Götze, Ihattaren; Malen and Mauro.
Lineup Granada: Rui Silva; Foulquier, Germán, Vallejo, Neva; Milla, Herrera; Machís, Gonalons, Puertas; Molina.
AZ also has to deal with a large number of corona infections. Trainer Arne Slot misses Myron Boadu, Ferdy Druijf and Jordy Clasie in Naples.
Dani de Wit will therefore start in striker, with Calvin Stengs in his back as number 10. The Japanese winger Sugawara is in the base for the first time this season.
At Napoli, former PSV players Dries Mertens and Hirving Lozano are in the forefront.
Napoli lineup: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Fabian, Lobotka, Politano; Mertens, Osimhen, Lozano.
Opstelling AZ: Bizot; Svensson, Hatzidiakos, Martins Indi, Wijndal; Midtsjo, Stengs, Koopmeiners; Suguwara, De Wit, Karlsson.
Feyenoord also comes into action in the Europa League on Thursday. The team will play against Dinamo Zagreb at 9 p.m.