CSKA Moscow vs Basel
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 18th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: VEB Arena.
CSKA Moscow have done a massive job by snatching the 1-2 away win at Benfica on the opening day and a potential victory over Basel in the third round would give them the pole position in the battle for the second place in the Group A.
The Swiss outfit have calculations of their own following a phenomenal display in the drubbing of Benfica 5-0 on the home court two weeks ago which means we are in for a dramatic evening of football on Wednesday evening at VEB Arena.
Armeitsy were winless in four straight games in all competitions, including the catastrophic 1-4 loss to Manchester United in the second round of Champions League, but they managed to end the negative streak with a super important 0-1win at Krasnodar in the weekend’s Premier League action.
Viktor Goncharenko’s men now sit at the fourth position with a four-point deficit to Zenit at the top of the standings and they will come into the game with Basel with an improved atmosphere.
The visitors will also enter the game in high spirits having netted no less than five goals in the weekend’s thumping of Lugano in the domestic competition.
Bebbi have thus notched four goals on two separate occasions in last three matches and we’ll fancy them to maintain the fine goal-scoring form at VEB Arena as well knowing that the hosts have also been quite easy to break down in the continental competition.
CSKA Moscow vs Basel: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever head to head encounter between the two likes.
CSKA had won all their previous 4 meetings with Belgian clubs in UEFA competitions and boast of a brilliant goal aggregate 11 to 1.
This will be Basel’s 12th meeting with a Russian club and their current record is 5 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses from 11. They have a poor record in Russian soil with 1 win coming from 6 outings, drew 2 and lost 3.
CSKA Moscow vs Basel: Prediction
This could well prove out to be the crucial affair in the grand scheme of things for both sides.
Both CSKA Moscow and Basel have been fairly easy to break down in Champions League and we have to take the 4/5 odds offered by the bookies for the BTTS option here.
CSKA Moscow vs Basel: Bet Tips
The first bet is BTTS at the odds of 1.805.
You can also try with CSKA Moscow to win & BTTS at 4.00.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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