Champions League | CSKA Moscow – Sevilla Betting Picks
Posted on February 24, 2010 by John Trevors for Luckyroom.com
Tonight at 17:30 GMT CSKA Moscow is hosting the match against Sevilla for the first leg of the first Knock-out stage of Champions League. Although those two sides are very similar we need to keep in mind that CSKA has not played any competitive matches since early December as the Russian domestic league kicks-off at mid-March. The Russian team will have players with fresh legs but is doubtful if they will be able to match Sevilla’s competitive form. The weather is expected to be good with temperatures slightly above zero, a fact that does not give the advantage to any of the two teams.
CSKA managed to progress to this stage of Champions League after securing the second spot behind Manchester United leaving Wolfsburg and Besictas to the third and fourth spot respectively. Their home record was 2 wins and 1 defeat while they scored 4 goals and conceded three. This is the first time the Russian team managed to progress to this stage and the team is facing this match with enthusiasm, however CSKA’s manager clearly stated that none of the friendly matches the team played so far can compared with a competitive game.
On the other hand, Sevilla is performing excellently in the Primera Division holding the fourth spot after 23 games. They managed to progress quite easily from their Champions League group as they finished on the top spot leaving Stuttgart, Unirea and Rangers behind. The team managed to secure 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. They scored 11 goals while they conceded only four. However, Sevilla is facing selection problems as many of their key players will be unavailable for this match. The striker Luis Fabiano, the explosive left winger Capel the central defender Scuillaci and the right full back Konko are sidelined for this match. CSKA is not facing any injuries but there is a question mark regarding the availability of Dzagoev.
Our prediction is that this will be a close game without many opportunities for goals. CSKA is not fully shape yet to overload their attacking lines while Sevilla will want to battle for the qualification ticket at their home- given the absents of their key players. The draw is a very likely result with a 0-0 or 1-1 score. It is hard to predict something more for this match as there are not clear indications regarding CSKA’s current form. This is something that is clearly reflected on the online sports books as the home and away win have the same odds. Most probably the safer bet you can choose for this game is less than 2.5 goals (this is offered around 1.60).
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