CSKA Moscow vs Basel: Hosts are proven against Swiss opposition
Odds: CSKA 17/20, Draw 5/2, Basel 31/10
Kick Off: 1945, 18/10/2017
Stadium: Stadion CSKA Moskva
TV: BT Sport
CSKA Moscow have already enjoyed success against one Swiss side in the Champions League qualifying rounds this season and can now see off Basel in their group-stage encounter.
The hosts beat BSC Young Boys 3-0 on aggregate back in August and that form looks solid, with those victims top of their domestic table, five points clear of third-placed Basel.
That evidence makes 17/20 for a home win easy to include in our CSKA Moscow vs Basel betting predictions.
A Look At CSKA Moscow’s Betting Odds
CSKA Moscow have only been steady in the Russian League so far this term, with a slight shortage of goals hampering their progress.
However, they hit the ground running in Group A of this competition with a 2-1 victory at Benfica, showing good spirit to come from behind in Portugal.
CSKA were overpowered by Manchester United when going down 4-1 here on Matchday 2, but the Red Devils were impressive that night and we’re prepared to forgive and forget that result.
The absence of injured playmaker Alan Dzagoev will be a blow, but Brazilian winger Vitinho has caught the eye and can provide enough creative spark.
We like 29/4 for a 2-1 home win in our CSKA Moscow vs Basel betting tips.
A Look At Basel’s Betting Odds
Basel caught us by surprise when claiming a spectacular 5-0 triumph over Benfica in the last round of fixtures, as they hadn’t shown much when previously beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford.
It would be churlish to take anything away from such a resounding success, but Benfica’s defending was dismal at St Jakob-Park, repeatedly being caught on the counter-attack.
That ended a winless run of nine European matches, including six defeats, and Basel only picked up two points in their pool last term.
However, the Swiss champions did manage to hit the net in away losses at Arsenal and PSG, so 14/5 for a home win and both teams to score stands out from the CSKA Moscow vs Basel odds.
CSKA MOSCOW 1-4 Man Utd – Konstantin Kuchaev
BASEL 5-0 Benfica – Michael Lang, Dimitri Oberlin (2), Ricky van Wolfswinkel (pen), Blas Riveros
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