FC Rostov vs Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League – Group D
Date: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016,
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK,
Venue: Stadion Olimp 2, Rostov-on-Don.
The Champions League debutants from Russia, FC Rostov have already confirmed their exit from the tournament. But there is much to play for and achieve a third placed finish in Group D to make it to the round of 32 of the Europa League.
Rostov are sitting third in the table with 1 point from their four matches so far, same as PSV at the bottom. The Russians started the tournament with a 5-0 humbling defeat against Bayern at the Allianz Arena. Their only point so far came against a 2-2 home draw against PSV Eindhoven in the second match. While they lost both fixture against Atletico Madrid by a 1-goal margin.
Bayern Munich on the other hand are second in the group with 9 points from their 4 matches. Atletico Madrid, who defeated Bayern on matchday 2 are top of the group with 12 points. The Bavarians must win this one in order to set up a thrilling clash on the final day for group winners against the club from Madrid.
FC Rostov vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-head Stats
The first leg clash on matchday 1 was the first ever competitive meeting between FC Rostov and Bayern Munich. Joshua Kimmich was the start of the show with 2 goals to his name in the 5-0 rout for the Bundesliga champions.
Bayern Munich can boast of a good record against sides from Russia in UEFA competitions. They bagged 11 wins and 6 draws from 19 matches and were defeated only twice. Their record in previous 9 visits to Russia is 5 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat.
Carlo Ancelotti have previously met FC Rostov as a head-coach while he was in charge of Juventus during the 1999 Intertoto Cup. Juventus won both legs – 5-1 at home and 4-0 in the away fixture.
FC Rostov vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
FC Rostov must consider this as the perfect time to face the German heavy weights Bayern Munich. The Carlo Ancelotti managed side has dropped points in their last two league games with the latest ending in a 1-0 defeat to their bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund. They are not at their usual best since the beginning of the season and very vulnerable while playing away from home. This was also evident in their narrow 2-1 away win in Champions League against a struggling PSV side.
Rostov on the other hand are a side with plenty of fighting spirit especially when the games is played at their home ground. They were unbeaten in 26 home games in all competitions prior to the 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid on matchday 3. With Bayern coming on the back of an inconsistent run and home crowd getting behind them, we can expect the minnows to put on an excellent show.
To conclude, Bayern might eventually get their win, but this will be only by a narrow 1 goal margin. If you willing to bet on this game maybe you would like to place a bet in this online casino site too.
FC Rostov vs Bayern Munich: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap – FC Rostov +1.5 at 2.15.