Our football match prediction:
Rostov did remarkably well to hold English giants Manchester United to a goalless draw at their Stadio Olimp 2 in the Europa League last 16, first leg, but the Russians will have to be at their sharpest in Thursday’s football game at Old Trafford if they are to make it to the quarter-finals of the European competition. The Red Devils aim to get their job done in the second leg at the “Theatre of Dreams” and seeing that Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to the starting XI after missing the FA Cup game against Chelsea through suspension, home win should be considered. The Premier League outfit are eager to keep their 100% record at home in the Europa League alive and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration. Manchester United scored 3+ goals in each of their last three home games in the European competition and Rostov are unlikely to make a miracle at Old Trafford.
Highlighted Player (Martial):
Anthony Martial is a French football player born on the 5th of December 1995 in Lyonnais. Martial started playing for CO Les Ulis before Olympique Lyonnais picked him up. After only 1 season playing for Olympique AS Monaco signed Martial for 3 seasons. After 2 seasons Manchester United transferred Martial for 50 million euro which makes Martial the most expensive teenage football player in the world. Right after Martial’s transfer to Manchester United he made his debut for the French national team on the 4th of September 2015. Martial is known for his speed and agility and being an easy scoring striker. Despite not having a lot of experience on the highest level of football Martial is showing to be very secure about his qualities. After the first couple of games playing for AS Monaco, Manchester United and the French national team Martial is showing to be able to handle the pressure. Anthony Martial didn’t won any big prizes for any of the teams he played for. If the young French striker continues his current form he will be one of the biggest football players in the upcoming years.
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.