FC Rostov vs Maccabi Haifa
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena.
The Tough Guys are from the Russian Premier League – one of the best competitions in the whole of Europe. In fact, along with the Portuguese Primeira Liga, they are considered to be just below the likes of La Liga, Premier League etc (top-five leagues).
They are just a few steps away from obtaining a ticket to the Europa League, and under no circumstance will they let it out of their grasp.
It helps their case furthermore that they are taking on a team from the Israeli top flight – comparatively a much weaker contest than that of their Russian counterparts.
Going on, Valeri Karpin’s men have remained unbeaten in the last few months, except for their fixtures against some of the best teams in Russia – Zenit, Lokomotiv Moscow etc.
On top of that, they are at home, whereas their opposite number have been struggling on the road lately.
Rostov vs Maccabi Haifa: Prediction
The Tough Guys are unbeaten in their last four fixtures, and impressively have kept a total of three clean sheets during this stretch.
And at home in the whole of 2020, they have lost just against Zenit, Lokomotiv Moscow, and Ufa. And it’s common knowledge that the first two of these three are amongst the very best in the country.
Going on, the Green Apes were winless in three of their former five road trips, and they also had lost two of their preceding three away fixtures. Also keep note that they had failed to find the back of the net in two of their last three matches on the road.
Finally, Karpin’s men are at home, and they are from the Russian top flight – comparatively one of the best in Europe.
By all means, expect a great performance from Rostov this Thursday.
Rostov vs Maccabi Haifa: Betting Tips
Rostov to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
To Score in Second Half: Rostov @ 1.60 (3/5).