Our football match prediction:
PSV will be aiming to book their place in the Europa League knockout stages with a victory over Rostov at their Philips Stadion. The Dutch outfit are eyeing their first win of the process, but they are certainly capable of beating the Russian side in front of home fans. PSV recorded a 3-1 victory over ADO Den Haag in their last home game in the Champions League and we predict that Phillip Cocu’s troops are going to give fans some cheer on Tuesday evening. Rostov did remarkably well to defeat star-studded Bayern Munich in their last group game, but you should bear in mind that Carlo Ancelotti rested several first-team regulars in the Stadion Olimp 2 clash. Ivan Daniliants’ team are tough to beat at home, but their away record is anything but good and they are unlikely to grab something from Tuesday’s football match. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture.
Highlighted Player (Gaston Pereiro):
Uruguay midfielder Gaston Pereiro has been with PSV since 2015 when he was transferred from his boyhood club Nacional. An attacking midfielder is a member of the Uruguayan U-20 national team and is yet to receive a senior call-up he hopes will come with fine performances at the club he is contracted to until 2020. Pereiro is a flamboyant midfielder who adds creativity and flair to PSV’s play. The Uruguay international has already achieved the cult status with the supporters, despite being at the club a little over a year. Pereiro scored a brace against PSV’s most feared and detested rivals Ajax, writing his name into the club’s history books as his presence proved to be pivotal in earning three points that proved to be the difference between the two rivals at the end of the season. Gaston Pereiro made 30 Eredivisie appearances in his maiden season with PSV scoring 12 goals in the process and fans hope that the Uruguay midfielder will add up to the tally in the new season as well.
Highlighted Team (FK Rostov):
Russian side FK Rostov were established in 1930 and have so far changed their name on five different occasions. Following turbulent times down the lower tiers of Russian football, Rostov returned to the Russian Top League in the final season of Soviet football, after the USSR’s disintegration. Kurban Bardeyev’s helped the club stabilize, and under his leadership Rostov maintained their place in the top tier and at the same time started making progress which resulted in 2016 UEFA Champions League group stage involvement. Rostov entered the third qualifying round as runners-up of the Russian Premier League, beating Anderlecht and Dutch giants Ajax on their historic path to Europe’s elite competition. Russian National Football League winners from 2008, and Russian Cup holders from 2014 have been made a surprise inclusion on the group stages of the UEFA Champions League which is their first-ever European notable result. Almost 16,000 people at the Olimp-2 will be privileged to watch the best European football in Rostov-on-Don.