Manchester Utd vs CSKA Moscow 11/03/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview & Prediction
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 14:45(ET)
The Line: Man Utd 11/20 Draw 10/3 CSKA Moscow 13/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Fox Sport
With CSKA holding Manchester United in Moscow this is a vital game for both teams hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. Manchester United though have home advantage here and Louis Van Gaal will be hopipng his side continue to dominate home games as they have done for most of this season. Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata will be tasked with breaking down a Russian side that were very resiliant two weeks ago. The right back in particular was excellent throughout the game and Martial will have to keep an eye on the flying brailian wing back. Ander Herrera will play a key role here as United look to take the game to the Russian side, Herrera is a key link between attack and defence and his all round play has been an instagator for United at times this season, Van Gaal will look for the Spanish midfielder to orchestrate things from the center as Schniederlein and Schweinsteiger protect the back four.
CSKA will not fear Manchester United, in the first leg the Russian side could easily have been a couple up before Anthony Martial's brilliant header drew United level with twenty five to go. Musa and Dumbia caused all sorts of problems for United's rearguard and Eremenko was brilliant pulling the strings in behind. This is a good side and they wont fear coming to England. Former Manchester United winger Tosic was quiet in the first leg but showed glimpses of his quality and he is having an excellent season in Russia and will have extra motivation to prove that United were wrong to let him go here.
I think this game is going to be alot tighter than the bookmakers are making it. United have been sound defensively the last couple of games and have three clean sheets in a row and this has led to us getting some great value on both teams to score. The Russian side showed they have the ability to counter attack at pace and with Musa and Doumbia they have finishers that can hurt United. I am taking both teams to score here.