Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow 11/05/2014 UEFA Champions League Preview,Odds and Prediction
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City
Wednesday 5th November 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Manchester City 1/4 Draw 6/1 CSKA Moscow 11/1 See the Latest Odds
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Do or die in Europe for Manchester City, the Citizens must beat CSKA Moscow to give themselves a chance of getting out of the group and the through to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Maneul Pelligrini's side just about got over the line in the Manchester derby at the weekend winning 1-0 against a 10 men Manchester United. Sergio Aguero was yet agains the match winner for city and has scored a ridiculous ten in eleven games in all competitions this season for Manchester City. Ya Ya Toure and David Silva will be key figures for City although its unknown if Silva will have recovered from a minor strain that caused him to miss the derby game at the weekend. City will be led by Vincent Komany at the back and the City fans will hope there will be no more disappointments on Champions League nights in the Ethiad.
While CSKA fought back for a 2-2 draw last week and showed great conviction and determination it is hard to see the Russians coming to England and getting a result. While Tosic, Doumbia, Natcho will provide plenty of food for thought for the home side as CSKA have bundles of pace on the counter attack. This is an interesting game as both teams need to win to maintain their chances of qualifying from the group.
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On paper though City have far too much for their Russian counterparts and I think on this big occasion city will come good. Look for Jovetich and Aguero to find the goals to send City past a stiff challenge. I am taking Manchester City -1 on the handicap.