CSKA Moscow vs AEK Athens
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: VEB Arena.
CSKA Moscow were favourites to eliminate Greek AEK Athens ahead of their third qualifying round tier, but we have certainly expected a stronger resistance from Enosis in the first leg in Athens.
Armeitsy have entirely dominated the clash from seven days ago and it will take a miracle for the visitors to annul the two-goal deficit on Wednesday at VEB Arena.
Viktor Goncharenko’s side has huge ambitions from this season in both Champions League and Premier League.
The host successfully bounced back after a disappointing 1-3 defeat to Lokomotiv Mosvcow in the city derby as the last weekend saw Armeitsy notching a comfortable 2-0 win over the league’s newcomers SKA Khabarovsk.
The season in the top flight of the Greek football has not started yet, but AEK have been pretty successful in pre-season friendlies as they did not suffer a single defeat in five fixtures.
The team signed former Las Palmas striker Marko Livaja this summer, but the Croat failed to make a strong impression in his official debut.
CSKA Moscow vs AEK Athens: Head to head
Last week’s clash was the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
The Russian have completely dominated the game and they deservedly claimed a convincing 0-2 win thanks to goals from Alan Dzagoev and Pontus Wernbloom.
CSKA Moscow vs AEK Athens: Prediction
The tie has been closed seven days ago as the rematch will likely only be a formality for the Russians.
We believe the hosts will prove the quality once again and celebrate another win on the home patch.
CSKA Moscow vs AEK Athens: Bet Tips
The main bet is CSKA Moscow to win the match at the odds of 1.55 with Betway
You can alternatively back CSKA Moscow to win to nil for 2.30 odds.