CSKA Moscow vs Roma
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 7 November 2018
Kick-off: 18:55 CET
Roma’s win wasn’t paying more than 1.35 two weeks ago, so I risked combining it with “over 2.5 goals”, at 1.90, and it paid off, as the Italian side won 3-0. CSKA finished the game on 13 attempts, four on target, 10 corners won, and 50% ball possession, actually they looked good in the first 30 minutes, but they conceded three goals in 20 minutes after that, to lose 3-0 and fall third in the group table (from first). They are expected to start with Akinfeev, Fernandes, Becão, Magnússon, Nababkin, Akhmetov, Vlašić, Dzagoev, Sigurdsson, Oblyakov, and Chalov. They have Bistrović (ankle), Kuchaev (knee), Makarov (knee), and Vasin (knee) out. Hernández is doubtful. They are 5th in Russia’s championship, on 20 points from 13 matches.
Roma have their own problems with players missing. De Rossi (knee), Karsdorp (thigh), Luca Pellegrini (knee), and Perotti (calf) are unavailable. They are expected to start with Olsen, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Cristante, Nzonzi, Ünder, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Kluivert and Džeko. The Bosnian scored their first two goals at home against CSKA, in the last 15 minutes of the first half. Roma are on six points from three matches in the group, level on points with Real Madrid, but second in the table. They are just 9th in the Serie A, on 16 points from 11 matches. After that 3-0 over CSKA, they drew at Napoli and Fiorentina, 1-1 both times.
Previous five matches:
Dinamo Moscow vs CSKA Moscow 0-0
CSKA Moscow vs Krasnodar 1-2
Roma vs CSKA Moscow 3-0
Anzhi vs CSKA Moscow 0-2
Tyumen vs CSKA Moscow 1-1
Fiorentina vs Roma 1-1
Napoli vs Roma 1-1
Roma vs CSKA Moscow 3-0
Roma vs SPAL 0-2
Empoli vs Roma 0-2
CSKA’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Zenit (Russia championship). Same day, Roma will be hosting Sampdoria (Italy Serie A).
CSKA Moscow vs Roma: Head to head Stats
CSKA have hosted Roma twice before; they lost 1-2 in 1991, and drew 1-1 in 2014.
CSKA Moscow vs Roma: Prediction
I expect the better team, Roma, to find a way to score at least one goal more than CSKA and win the game.
CSKA Moscow vs Roma: Betting Tips
Roma’s victory pays 2.00. I would stay with that. Acting a bit greedy, I could go for “Roma and over 2.5 goals”, at 2.87. Two weeks ago they showed they… have their way with CSKA’s defense, and this time I won’t be surprised if the hosts manage a goal themselves as well.