Tottenham vs CSKA Moscow
UEFA Champions League – Group E
Date: Wednesday, 7th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: Wembley Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur are eliminated from UEFA champions League after the 2-1 defeat at Monaco on matchday 5. This helped Monaco to finish top of the group with Leverkusen joining them into the round of 16 as group runner up.
Spurs have managed 4 points from their 5 games so far, while CSKA at the bottom of the group has 3 points. Therefore, the matchday 6 clash between the two sides will be similar to a qualification match to the Europa League knockout stage. Spurs only need a win, while CSKA must win to keep themselves in Europe.
CSKA Moscow are yet to register a win in this season’s competition and their three point came from draws against Leverkusen (twice) and Monaco. Tottenham on the other hand have lost twice to Monaco and once to Leverkusen. Their lone win in the competition was against CSKA at Moscow on matchday 2.
Tottenham vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head Stats
Heung-Min Son’s 71st minute goal was enough to hand Tottenham a 1-0 win against CSKA in their inaugural meeting in a Champions League fixture on matchday 2.
The Spurs have a good record against clubs from Russia after picking 4 wins and 1 draw from the 6 matches, losing just once. They are unbeaten at home in 3 matches with 2 wins and a draw.
CSKA often struggle against English Premier League sides and they managed only 3 wins from 16 meetings, alongside 5 draws and 8 losses. Their 7 visits to England saw them winning just once, while they drew and lost 3 each.
Tottenham vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Spurs are coming to Champions League after a 5 year absence and they had lost both their home matches this time. Also, switching their home games to Wembley seems to have backfired. We would like to overlook the home advantage here and the teams will be evenly poised at kick-off.
A draw will be enough for Mauricio Pochettino and his men to go to the first knockout round of the Europa League, while CSKA must win. The Russians haven’t won an away game in the competition since August 2015. They lost in 5 of their last 6 road games. The situation demand them to be aggressor in this match, which may well play into the hands of Tottenham. As a result, Spurs are very likely to sign-off from Champions League 2016/17 with a win.
Tottenham vs CSKA Moscow: Bet Tips
Tottenham to win first-half at 2.10 (11/10)
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 2.30 (13/10).