CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 27 September 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
By beating Benfica, not even in Moscow, but in Lisbon, CSKA showed two weeks ago that this season they really mean business in the Champions League group stage. It could be an… isolated success, it could be the start of a memorable campaign, only time will tell, but one thing is certain, that win has put them in the driver’s seat to finish in the top two. It’s still very early, but that doesn’t make their triumph in Lisbon look any less significant. After that game, they picked up four points from two Russia Premier League matches, and got eliminated by a much weaker side in the Cup. They are fourth in Russia’s championship, seven points behind leaders Zenit.
Manchester United lost the UEFA Super Cup to Real Madrid on August 8, but ever since then they have been… terrorizing opponents. Three games into the Premier League season, they were at nine points and 10-0 goals(!). Stoke City somehow managed to get a 2-2 draw at home, but Basel, Everton, and Burton Albion (the last one in the EFL Cup) all got to see the… terrorizing side of United, three more wins for the Red Devils by a 11-1 total score(!). They even beat Southampton last weekend, 1-0, playing much more conservatively compared to previous games. United are hot, they have scored in every single match since the start of the season, and should be expected to score in Moscow as well.
Previous five matches:
Dinamo Moscow vs CSKA Moscow 0-0
Avangard Kursk vs CSKA Moscow 1-0
CSKA Moscow vs Rostov 2-0
Benfica vs CSKA Moscow 1-2
Amkar Perm vs CSKA Moscow 0-1
Southampton vs Manchester United 0-1
Manchester United vs Burton Albion 4-1
Manchester United vs Everton 4-0
Manchester United vs Basel 3-0
Stoke City vs Manchester United 2-2
CSKA’s next game is on on Sunday, at home, versus Ufa (Russia Premier League). A day earlier, Man United will be hosting Crystal Palace (English Premier League).
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United: Head to head Stats
CSKA have hosted United twice before, drawing 1-1 in 2015, and losing 1-0 in 2009. Both games were Champions League group stage meetings.
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United: Prediction
I wish United’s win paid more than 1.65, but… it’s something. I will be surprised if they don’t win this game.
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
A simple United victory is at 1.65 betting odds. Combined with a clean sheet, this goes up to a much better 2.60.
More UEFA Champions League betting tips and match previews:
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- Spartak Moscow vs Liverpool
- Napoli vs Feyenoord
- Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk
- Besiktas vs RB Leipzig
- Monaco vs FC Porto
- APOEL Nicosia vs Tottenham Hotspur
- Qarabag FK vs Roma
- Basel vs Benfica
- Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
- PSG vs Bayern Munich
- Anderlecht vs Celtic
- Juventus vs Olympiakos
- Sporting Lisbon vs Barcelona
- Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid