On November 23 2016 at 17:00 in the opening game of the 5th round of the Champions League group stage at the Olimp-2 Stadium the local Rostov play against Bayern.
We must start with the fact that Rostov are now on the 6th place in the table with 21 points gained. Rostov haven’t lost for 2 games in a raw where they drew the previous game and won before that. In the European competition they are doing a bit worse. In the 4 games played at the current stage of the Champions League they only have 1 point and the third place in the table of the Group D. they have no chances to make it to the play-offs of the Champions League and will probably have to compete for the place in the Europa League.
Bayern haven’t lost for 11 games in a raw in the national championship. They lost their first game against Borussia Dortmund and that loss affected their position in the standings. Bayern have points and take the second place in the Bundesliga with just three points from Leipzig. As for the champions League, Bayern will definitely make it to the play-offs. At the moment, after games played, they have 9 points and take the second place in the table of the Group D, being outpaced by Atletico Madrid.
Rostov and Bayern have already met before. The game at the beginning of September at Allianz Arena finished with the devastating victory of the hosts 5:0. At the moment Bayern obviously have some problems. They lost their first place in the standings of the national championship and a lot of their players are injured. Rostov are in better conditions, yet they don’t seem to have any chances in the game against Bayern, who are more experienced and have the squad of a higher quality. We think that Bayern will win with at least two goals difference.
Prediction for the match: Bayern to win with -1.5 handicap.