Basel – CSKA Moscow : Preview & Prediction
In order to achieve a victory that will allow them to take a big step in their qualification to the next stage of the UEFA Champions League, the Basel team jumps to the St. Jakob-Park team in Basel to face the Russian squad of CSKA. Moscow for Group A.
Those led by Raphaël Wicky are going through a very positive moment, even though they come from a goalless draw on their visit to Zurich that drove them seven points behind the leader Young Boys, before they added a streak of four consecutive victories taking into account all the competitions and this good moment has been transferred to the European Champions League where it all started with losing 3-0 in his visit to Manchester United but after that came incredible triumphs like 5-0 against Benfica and now last a 0-2 in their visit to CSKA Moscow so they are aware that a victory here puts them with a foot and a half in the next stage of the competition.
For its part, for those led by Viktor Goncharenko is the opposite, and is that the Russian team comes to lose 1-0 in his visit to Arsenal Tula and thus added his third game without losing where the 0-2 is included in house before the Swiss.
The truth is that with this defeat the CSKA table is third in the Russian League with 25 points to seven points of the Lokomotiv Moscow and everything makes presage that the season will not be fruitful for them.
For many the downturn of the Russian cast is due to the absence of Alan Dzagoev, since the person in charge of the elaboration of the team’s game and without it everything becomes complicated; the truth is that despite this the Russian team has to go all out to Switzerland in search of recovering the lost points at home.
The first leg was the first game between these teams and with Basel’s 0-2 triumph, the good results he has had against Russian teams, especially when he plays at home where he has won four of his five matches being his only defeat against Spartak Moscow in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League of the 2010/11 season.
Basel has a great chance to get close to qualifying for the next stage of the UEFA Champions League, the victories over Benfica and CSKA have filled the Swiss cast with confidence and we do not believe that now with their fans they miss this great opportunity. The Russian cast is not at its best and without its best player in midfield it is difficult for them to move their games forward; so we believe that in this game the three points stay at home.
Basel – CSKA Moscow : Betting Tips
Basel – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70