Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow: In one of the encounters of this 6th round of the Champions’ League group stage
The local side Man Utd, managed by José Mourinho, and the side of CSKA Moscow, managed by Victor Goncharenko, will face off in Manchester, at Old Trafford, with the hosts having 12 points and sitting in 1st place of this group while the visitors have 9 points and are in 3rd place of this group A.
On the previous match, the British side travelled to Russia where they won 4-1.
José Mourinho’s team comes into this match already qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, getting 4 wins on the 5 matches they already played in the competition.
And seeing their streak of 4 consecutive wins being interrupted on the last round against a Basel that caused some troubles to the Red Devils once again, just like it had happened in pervious encounters.
The home side is coming off a more or less positive streak of results, having gotten 7 wins on their last 9 matches.
As for CSKA Moscow, they have a positive streak of results on this competition, although they don’t solely depend on themselves to achieve qualification for the round of 16 of this millionaire competition, given their tiebreak results with Basel.
In any way, in case the Russians get a result against Man Utd better than the one the Swiss get against Benfica, they will be able to achieve qualification for the next stage of this competition.
Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On an encounter where the hosts are already qualified, all that’s left to know is if Mourinho will rely on a rotated squad, promoting the rest of their usual starters, which will drastically change the circumstances of this match.
In anyway, and given the pressure on CSKA, to qualify, the Red Devils can take advantage of the fact that the Russians will have to have the initiative, because of that objective, to play more on the expectative and maybe try to score on a counter-attack for example.
Considering that, I believe, anyway, on a win for the hosts.
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