Manchester UTD travel to Moscow to face CSKA at the VEB Arena on Wednesday. Who will win this Champions League clash? Read here our CSKA Moscow vs Man UTD betting preview with predictions, betting tips, lineups, team news, best odds, bookie free bets and no deposit bonuses on the Champions League!
CSKA MOSCOW vs MANCHESTER UTD BETTING PREVIEWCSKA Moscow currently sit fourth in the Russian Premier Liga, having gained 20 points from their opening 11 fixtures. They go into this tie on the back of a goalless draw with Dinamo. The Russian outfit opened up coming from behind to secure a shock victory away to Benfica in Champions League. They are hard to beat in front of their own fans as they have lost just two of their last dozen home games, and that includes draws against Monaco, Manchester United, Roma and Manchester City, and victories over Sporting Lisbon and PSV. They also cruised past AEK Athens and Young Boys in the Champions League qualifying rounds without conceding a goal this season.
Righ back Mario Fernandes is expected to play no part on Wednesday night after leaving the pitch in Saturday's draw against Dinamo Moscow with concussion. He will be replaced by Kirill Nababkin while the Berezutski brothers and Viktor Vasin will form the three man backline. Up front, Vitinho is likely to play as central striker with Alan Dzagoev and Aleksandr Golovin on his flanks. Bibras Natkho and Pontus Wernbloom will feature from the off as central midfielders. Attacking midfielder Aleksandr Makarov will miss the game with an ankle problem.
Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are both available for selection again after serving their respective European bans against Basel. The former is expected to start alongside Chris Smalling as centre backs, with Matteo Darmian and Danny Blind likely to replace Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young as full backs. Paul Pogba is still likely to be absent with a hamstring problem and this will see Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera start in the middle of the park. Romelu Lukaku will retain his starting berth as central forward, with Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mhkitaryan competing for the three offensive midfield berths. Marouane Fellaini is sidelined while Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are still ruled out with long-term injuries.
Manchester UTD come into this game on the back of four straight wins in all competitions. The Red Devils top the Premier League standings having beaten Southampton 1-0 away from home at the weekend. Thye have recorded 7 wins and a draw from 8 competitive games since the loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in August. In Champions League, Man UTD started their campaign with a convincing 3-0 win against Basel at the Old Trafford. Mourinho's men have kept a clean sheet in six of their eight fixtures so far this season.
CSKA MOSCOW vs MANCHESTER UTD PROBABLE LINEUPS
Manchester UTD (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Darmian, Blind, Bailly, Smalling; Matic, Herrera; Lingard, Mhkitaryan, Martial; Lukaku
CSKA MOSCOW v MANCHESTER UTD ODDS
|CSKA MOSCOW||6.85 with||Bet £10, win £68.50|
|THE DRAW||3.95 with||Bet £10, win £39.50|
|MANCHESTER UTD||1.67 with||Bet £10, win £16.70|
CSKA MOSCOW vs MANCHESTER UTD PREDICTIONS
|OUR BETTING TIP||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Manchester UTD to win||1.67|
|Under 2.5 goals||1.80|
|0-1 Correct Score||6.50|
|CSKA Moscow most corners||3.10|
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