Man City vs CSKA Moscow Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Man City vs CSKA Moscow | Wednesday 5 November, 2014 | Etihad Stadium | 19:45
Man City will need to win at home against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday if they’re to be in with a chance of reaching the Champions League knockout stages.
City’s European season got off to a slow start in Group E as the Citizens lost their first group game to Bayern Munich before drawing at home to Roma and away to CSKA last month. They now sit in third place behind Bayern and Roma.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side head into Wednesday’s clash in good form having beaten Manchester rivals United at the weekend with Sergio Aguero scoring the only goal of the game. The Premier League champions are on a high after that much needed domestic boost and are now secure in third place behind Chelsea and Southampton, but their European campaign hangs in the balance with this next game.
City’s last meeting at CSKA was just a couple of weeks ago and saw the visitors conceding twice in the later stages of the game, losing their two goal lead along with the chance of victory. A loss on Wednesday would all but seal the deal on a third group-stage exit in four years for the Citizens.
Aguero spoke at the weekend of the team’s anticipation ahead of the clash against CSKA, commenting “I think Moscow is the most important game because we have to win. I think it is very important and I think we have the squad to win it. We have to get the three points and then do the same in the last two remaining games.”
The return of Frank Lampard from a leg injury could be a much needed boost to Pellegrini’s line-up, while David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov will remain on the side lines.
CSKA head into the clash on the back of a league loss to Zenit on Saturday, with boss Leonid Slutsky commenting on the team’s lack of form, “We had chances to score, especially in the second half, but missed all of them.”
CSKA travel to the Etihad Stadium without Rasmus Elm and Kirill Panchenko, but Vitinho is set to return from a long term ankle problem which could be a boost to midfield.
The Russian side will be without any home supporters in Manchester due to a ban imposed on their fans for racist behaviour. This wasn’t able to help City last month when they were forced to play in a closed stadium, but this time round they’ll be able to pack the whole venue with home fans to cheer them on to the hoped for victory.
Man City vs CSKA Moscow Betting Tips
With City in high spirits from their weekend win and the home advantage, the Citizens are firm favourites to win on Wednesday.
The best Correct Score odds can be found at Betway, with a 3-0 home victory for City at 8/1.