PSV vs. AC Milan - UEFA Champions League Qualification Play-Off - August 20th, 2013

PSV Eindhoven vs. AC Milan - Matchup and Team LogosPSV host AC Milan in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) play-off on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at the PSV Stadion in Eindhoven.

The winner of this two-legged tie qualifies for the UEFA Champions League group stage.

PSV finished second in Dutch Eredivisie last season and are looking to play Champions League football for the first time since 2008/09. AC Milan finished third in the Italian Serie A last season and are intending to participate in the group stage for the eleventh time in the last twelve years.

Both PSV and AC Milan have won the Champions League before. PSV lifted the trophy in 1988, while AC Milan have won the tournament a total of seven times so far.

Let's take a look at the odds for the upcoming match in Eindhoven:

PSV: 9/5
Draw: 23/10
AC Milan: 6/4

AC Milan are the favourites to win on Tuesday, although the odds are close. If successful, a $100 bet on the guests could return $150 in profit, while the same bet on the hosts could return $180 in profit.

Mario Balotelli is the favourite to score for AC Milan at 5/4 and Tim Matavz is the favourite to score for PSV at 15/8.

PSV qualified for the UCL play-off by beating Zulte Waregem 5-0 on aggregate. This win was during the third qualifying round, earlier this year in July. AC Milan, who qualified directly to the play-off round, played in a high-profile summer tournament in the United States. AC Milan finished in third place, behind Real Madrid and Chelsea, and ahead of LA Galaxy, Everton, Valencia, Juventus and Inter.

The two teams last met in 2004/05 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, where AC Milan advanced on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate tie.

This should be a very tense match, as the opportunity to play Champions League football is on the line.

The kick-off is at 8:45pm local time.