CSKA Moscow vs Lyon: In one of the several matches taking place this Thursday of football in Europe,
counting towards the Europa League’s 8th finals
The local side CSKA Moscow and the visiting side Lyon will face off in the city of Moscow, at the CSKA Arena, with both teams meeting for the first time in their history, in what will be a double face-off on this knockout tie of the Europa League.
The home side has been making a somewhat poor European campaign, namely in terms of the Champions League, where they were eliminated by a Basel who was very inferior in terms of overall quality.
However, things didn’t work out that poorly for them and they ended up dropping to this Europa League due to Benfica’s terrible campaign on this group A.
Domestically, things aren’t going in the best possible fashion, with the Russian champions already at a considerable distance from 1st place.
The team is coming off 2 wins and 1 draw on their last 3 matches, after the Winter break.
As for the visitors, they have been making an interesting campaign this season, reaching this stage of the Europa League after beating a strong Villarreal side, managing to win both legs and leaving a good impression.
They are also making a positive campaign in the league so far.
In terms of results, the team is on a poor streak of results, having only won one of their last 5 matches and coming off 3 consecutive matches without a win, having conceded goals in all of them.
CSKA Moscow vs Lyon – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With the forecast of very cold weather in Moscow, and between two teams with more or less similar quality.
I believe both teams will cancel each other out, leaving everything open for the 2nd leg of this tie, which leads me to believe this will be a very boring match without many goals.
|Under 2.5 Goals||