Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow
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Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Real Madrid is already in the second phase and only a miracle could prevent them from entering it as the first-placed team in Group G. They have a much better goal-difference than Roma and chances for them to slip to the second spot are low. Meanwhile, CSKA fights to reach the third place, they have the same number of points as Plzen, but better goal difference.
Real has only one defeat and that one came against CSKA. With 12 points in 5 meetings, they top the group, despite having a lot of trouble over the past three months. CSKA was bound to reach the second phase after they defeated Los Blancos, but failing to win at least one match against Plzen denied all their plans. Now they need to give everything they have in this match and hope that Roma plays well and defeats the Czech’s.
Santiago Solari is still adjusting to the new role in this football giant. Though, we need to point out that he managed to sort some things and to create some consistency in results. The performances might not be at the required level, but the wins are there. Since he sat on the bench of the reigning Europan champions, Real lost only once, and that happened against Eibar on the road, 3-0. In other seven matches they won, five times keeping their net intact. Previous two big games against Roma in Itay and Valencia at home, were easily won, which might indicate the rise of their form. Expect from Solari some changes in the lineup, as this game doesn’t mean much to the hosts. Young players will be given a chance to start and to show what are their abilities.
Once again, like in the season before this, the Russians failed to use excellent position they had after two rounds and progress to the next stage. They played 2-2 in Plzen, and defeated Real, meaning that they need to beat the Czech’s and reach one more point against Roma to be in the combination for the Round of 16. Bot of those games was played in Moscow, and both of them were lost. Now that is something pretty frustrating for their fans, and the officials also. One interesting statistical data, four of their last five road trips finished with both teams not to score, with CSKA failing to deliver on three occasions.
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Real’s Nacho will be out, Casemiro is questionable, while Toni Kroos and Mariano Diaz should probably get some minutes. Viktor Vasin is out for a long time for the Russian team. Alan Dzagoev will probably skip this one, while Ilzat Akhmetov has low chances of appearing in the protocol.
At the moment, after three meetings in the Champions League, these two sides have a neutral record. One wins, loss and draw apiece. However, last time they met in Madrid, Reals smashed them 4:1.
Odds and Predictions
We don’t have to tell you about the fact who is the winner here. Odds on Los Blancos win are 1.14. If CSKA wins your stake will be 17 times greater, and if they hold on for a draw it will be 7.5 times.
Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow | Top Betting Tip: Real Madrid (3-0)
Even with some youngster in their starting lineup, the reigning champions of Europe shouldn’t have any problems with CSKA. The loss in Moscow was just a bad day, during one very turbulent period when Real didn’t have proper chemistry on and off the field. Things are looking a lot better now, which is why we want to back up hosts to win easily in this one. Other suggestion is Real over 1.5 HT, because they haven’t done that in a long time, not counting the games against Melilla in Copa del Rey. Over 2.5 goals is the safest bet you could find, but the profit is not that high. In the end, Real Madrid – CSKA Moscow 3:0.