CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal: In one of the 4 matches being played this Thursday in Europe
Cunting towards the 2nd leg of the Europa League’s quarter finals.
The local side CSKA Moscow and the visiting side Arsenal face off in the city of Moscow, at the Arena CSKA,
in what will be their 2nd meeting on the season, after the 1st leg that finished with a clear 4-1 win for the Englishmen, at home.
The home side comes into this match already with diminished chances of advancing on this competition, after having been completely demolished in the 1st leg in London, against the favourites Arsenal.
Now, in order to advance onto the semi-finals of this competition, they have to win 3-0 for example.
The team, after a positive streak of results, is coming off a negative moment of form, having 2 losses on their last 2 matches,
jeopardizing their chances of advancing onto the next stage of the Europa League and probably their chances of winning the Russian title as well.
As for the visitors, they have everything to advance onto the next round, being the clear favourites after ensuring a comfortable advantage at home, being able to even lose in Russia and still advance.
The team isn’t making a brilliant campaign, that’s certain, namely in terms of the league,
but they are taking advantage of their presence on the Europa League to maybe ensure their qualification onto next season’s Champions League, since they won’t reach it through the league.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal:
After an extremely exciting match on the 1st leg, and considering that the tie is practically settled, I think we can expect an Arsenal managing their advantage smartly and CSKA being the team more interested in playing,
since they are the only ones that have nothing to lose. Well, taking that into consideration, I believe this will be a warmer match and, consequentially, without as many goals.
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