Man Utd travel to face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday 21st October and it’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of the football betting offers at bet365.
CSKA Moscow extended their lead at the top of the Russian Premier League with a 3-2 victory over Ural SR on Saturday, but the visit of Manchester United represents quite a step up in class for Leonid Slutsky’s side. Koni were beaten 1-0 away to Wolfsburg on matchday 1, but got off the mark with a 3-2 win against PSV Eindhoven at Arena Khimki in their second match and will be hoping that the advantage of being hosts can spur them on once more.
Man Utd were back on song with a 0-3 win away to Everton at the weekend and will be looking to stamp their authority on proceedings in Group B with a win in Moscow. The Red Devils threw away the lead to lose 2-1 away to PSV Eindhoven in their first match, but looked good value for their 2-1 win over Wolfsburg at Old Trafford and head to Russia as slight favourites to pick up another 3 points.
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Man Utd’s last visit to CSKA Moscow was a low-scoring affair when they won 0-1 back in 2009, but with over 2.5 goals scored in their last 5 Champions League matches and in 6 of CSKA Moscow’s last 7, this should be an entertaining game.
However, if that’s not the case and the game does indeed finish 0-0, punters staking on the Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and Scorecast markets for CSKA Moscow v Manchester United with bet365 will at least have their bets protected by a refund of losing stakes thanks to the firm’s bore-draw promotion.
Each-Way First Goalscorers
Seydou Doumbia has scored 9 times in 10 appearances in all competitions since re-joining CSKA Moscow on loan and is likely to be the main danger man for the hosts. 5 of the Ivorian’s goals have come in this season’s Champions League (including qualifying rounds and play-off round) and his brace against PSV should make him a popular pick for First Goalscorer punters.
Kirill Panchenko is yet to start a game since moving from Tom Tomsk, so the next best option for the hosts would appear to be Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa who could be fielded on the left-flank. Winger Zoran Tosic may have extra motivation to score against his former employers and Bibras Natkho got 14 goals from 34 matches last season, so should also be considered along with Alan Dzagoev and Aleksandr Golovin.
Wayne Rooney was handed the central striker role in United’s win away to Everton, with Anthony Martial pushed out on to the left flank. However, it’s likely that Louis van Gaal will want to make the most of Rooney’s tenacity in a deeper role and Martial could therefore be restored up-front.
Memphis Depay got the opener in Eindhoven and was left out of the trip to Goodison Park, though is expected to return to the starting XI here. Juan Mata scored from the penalty spot and was in fine form in the win over Wolfsburg and is a leading candidate from the Man Utd midfield, though both Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin were on the score-sheet against Everton.
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