FC Rostov vs PSV Eindhoven
UEFA Champions League – Group D
Date: Wednesday, 28th September, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Stadion Olimp-2, Rostov-on-Don.

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UEFA Champions League newcomers FC Rostov host PSV Eindhoven in the matchday two of the 2016/2017 edition in a clash that both sides look for their first win of the campaign.

Rostov suffered a 5-0 defeat from the hands of Bayern Munich in their first game of the group stage. The Selmashi went on to taste defeats in their next two domestic games without scoring. And they eventually ended their 3 match losing streak with a morale boosting win against Russian powerhouse Lokomotiv Moscow on the weekend.

PSV were unfortunate to have lost out at home on a narrow 1-0 margin in their opening group game against last year’s finalist Atletico Madrid. They suffered consecutive home defeats as they were beaten 1-0 by Feyenoord in the Eredivisie clash. They have now bounced back with back-to-back wins against Roda JC and Excelsior.

Key Facts

  • Rostov has 2 wins in their last 5 games. The Russian will be playing in their first European home game in a ground where they are on a four match winning streak in all competitions.
  • PSV Eindhoven currently enjoys 2 straight wins, and has 7 times in their last 10 encounters. The Peasants have 5 wins in their last 5 away games.

FC Rostov: Predicted Line-Up (5-3-2)

Dzhanaev – Kalachev, Mevlja, Navas, Granat, Kudryashov – Erokhin, Gatcan, Noboa – Azmoun, Poloz.

PSV Eindhoven: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)

Zoet – Willems, Moreno, Isimat-Mirin, Brenet – Ramselaar, Guardado, Propper – Narsingh, De-Jong, Pereiro.

FC Rostov vs PSV Eindhoven: Head to Head Stats

Both sides will be meeting for the first time in a competitive game. However, Rostov came in contact with a Dutch side during the qualification phase. The Russian side defeated Ajax with a 5-2 aggregate score.

Meanwhile, PSV have lost in their last 4 trips to Russia, and won just once in 5 visits to Russia.

FC Rostov vs PSV Eindhoven: Prediction

FC Rostov are on an inconsistent run of form at the moment. Their recent performances is now where close to that when they uprooted the likes of Anderlecht and Ajax to earn a ticket for the Champions’ League group stage for the first time in the club’s history. Their last 6 competitive matches produced 4 defeats and 2 wins. At the same time, they haven’t lost a match at home since February 2016, which now stay at a 12 match unbeaten run in competitive games.

PSV made a good start to their domestic season and are third in the standings. And coming back to European away games, they haven’t done well. They are without a win in the last 5 and failed to score in 4 games during the period. If the stats are to be trusted, FC Rostov have a real chance to avoid a defeat here. And this must be the bet to back for this Champions League fixture.

FC Rostov vs PSV Eindhoven: Bet Tips

Double Chance – Rostov/Draw at 1.57 (4/7)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.15 (23/20).
Both Teams to Score at 1.90 (10/11).