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Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League match at the VEB Arena. The Red Devils travel south to take on CSKA in a repeat of last season’s League Cup final. Read on for all our CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United free predictions and Betting Tips.
The CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United match date and time is set. CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United fixture is on Wednesday, 27 September and game kick-off time is 19:45 BST at the VEB Arena.
Date: Wednesday, 27 September
Stadium: VEB Arena, Russia
Here are the best Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow odds and our Man Utd vs CSKA Moscow Predictions and Betting Tips:
Best Odds Home Win: 5.75 with bet365
Best Odds Away Win: 1.70 with bet365
Best Odds Draw: 3.80 with bet365
We expect United to Win at 1.70 with bet365. Below you can read the reasons for our CSKA Moscow vs. Man Utd predictions.
We expect United to Win 2-0 at 7.50 with Unibet
United may have won the 2008 Champions League in Moscow, but their record against Russian clubs isn’t the best. They have only ever won once there, against Wednesday’s opponents CSKA back in 2009.
Still, given their excellent start to the season we are backing them to get a result at the VEB Arena. We are predicting a 2-0 United win at 7.50 with Unibet.
Europe’s elite have been toppled in Eastern Europe many times during the Champions League group stages in previous years, but often that is partly due to the freezing conditions and artificial pitches they have to play on.
However, unlike the former Luzhniki Stadium where United triumphed in that 2008 final, the new VEB Arena has a grass surface which will suit Jose Mourinho’s men. In late September, it shouldn’t be too cold either in the Russian capital. No colder than Manchester during the winter at least.
With 8 goals already this season, Romelu Lukaku looks a good bet to score the first goal at 4.33 with bet365. The Belgian opened the scoring with what turned out to be the winner in Saturday’s win over Southampton.
CSKA will pose a threat for sure, but Mourinho is a master of these European away ties and will set up his team to get the three points.
CSKA Moscow host Man Utd at the VEB Arena on Wednesday night. The Red Devils will go top of the table if they better Man City’s result against Crystal Palace.
United have enjoyed a dream start to the season. Although they lost the European Super Cup final to Real Madrid, since then they have been almost perfect with 7 wins from 8.
Man Utd Form: WWWWDW
CSKA are fourth in the Russian Premier League after 11 matches. However, they did manage an eye-catching win in their first Champions League match, winning 2-1 away at Benfica.
CSKA Moscow Form: DLWWWW
United have yet to lose to CSKA in four previous meetings. They met in the 2015 group stage, the Red Devils drawing 1-1 in Russia and prevailing 1-0 at Old Trafford. In 2009, United won 1-0 away and came back from two goals down to draw 3-3 in the reverse fixture.
United have a number of players injured, most notably Paul Pogba who is expected to miss six weeks with a hamstring tear. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luke Shaw are out long term, Marcos Rojo is also injured.
The Russian side will be without defender Mario Fernandes after he suffered concussion against Dinamo at the weekend. Otherwise they are more or less at full strength.
Away Win: Manchester United to Win at 1.7 with bet365
Manchester United to Win 2-0 at 7.50 with Unibet
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