Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Preview

November 2, 2015 | By

BetVictor £50 Free BetsUEFA Champions League Group B action on Tuesday night comes from Old Trafford and features Manchester United versus CSKA Moscow.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports Europe High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Preview, Champions League, Group B, Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Manchester United can take a big step towards qualification through to the knock out stages with a victory against CSKA Moscow in this game on Tuesday night but after a hard fought 1-1 draw with their visitors last week away from home, both the players and fans will be aware that this is going to be another very difficult match and it will be important that the United players improve on their 0-0 draw at home against Crystal Palace over the weekend in the Premiership if they are to win this match.

CSKA Moscow have only been defeated once in their opening three matches of the group, this coming in their first group match when they lost 1-0 away against Wolfsburg who currently top the group B table and the Russian side who are 9pts clear at the top of the Russian league table will obviously believe that they can return home with at least something from this game, especially having seen United struggle to a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace over the weekend.

Manchester United Team News:

Manchester United will be boosted by the return of Antonio Valencia for this match after he missed the 0-0 draw away against Crystal Palace at the weekend. Sergio Romero will also be included in the squad to travel to Moscow but Bastian Schweinsteiger is a doubt for the match due to a knee injury.

Ashley Young and Paddy McNair are out due to calf and abdominal injuries respectively and United boss Louis Van Gaal is also without long-term injury victim Luke Shaw.

CSKA Moscow Team News:

The visitors are likely to be without Vasili Berezutski who is suffering from a thigh injury and Bibras Natkho due to a concussion. Slutsky could stick with the majority of the same side that defeated PSV last time out.

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Head to Head Statistics:

Tuesday night’s game from Old Trafford will become only the fourth meeting between the two clubs over the years. Manchester United have managed to win one of those matches with the remaining two having finished all square and CSKA Moscow having failed to win any.

Looking at those three previous results in our head to head statistics table shown below, it does seem to suggest that this game is going to be a very tight game indeed with either side really having the potential to win.

03/11/15 UCL Manchester United – CSKA Moscow – : –
21/10/15 UCL CSKA Moscow – Manchester United 1 : 1
03/11/09 UCL Manchester United – CSKA Moscow 3 : 3
21/10/09 UCL CSKA Moscow – Manchester United 0 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

9 Goals have been scored in the previous 3 matches played between the two clubs over the years, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of exactly 3.00.

6 of those Goals have been scored in the previous 1 match played between the two clubs at Old Trafford which generates us an average goals per game statistic of 6.00.

Both sets of statistics seem to suggest that this game should see at least 2 or 3 Goals scored on Tuesday night and betting markets such as Both Teams to Score, Total Match Goals 2 or 3 all look good options for this match.

Average Goals Per Game Pick : Total Match Goals 2 or 3 @ 21/20 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Manchester United: W D D L D

CSKA Moscow: W D D W W

CSKA Moscow have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics as they have managed to win three and draw two of their previous five matches played, compared to Manchester United who have won one, drawn three and lost one of their previous five matches played.

Recent Form Stats Pick : Back CSKA Moscow to Win @ 19/20 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Match Betting Odds Market

Manchester United are the clear odds on favourites to win this game on Tuesday night which does surprise me a little as their current odds on offers of  4/7 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers does look a bit on the short side for a side that struggled the weekend.

The Draw is currently a best price of 33/10 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets for New Customers and looks good value considering the last two of the three previous matches between the two clubs have finished all square.

CSKA Moscow are not given much chance of being able to win this game by the online bookmakers and are a current best price available of 13/2 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets For New Customers which does look slightly overpriced in my opinion.

BetVictor £50 Free BetsRegister an Account with BetVictor – £50 Free Bets For New Customers

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

This is certainly a game that both clubs will be desperate to win as with both clubs on 4pts from their opening three matches played, a victory would see one of these clubs move into a clear second place in the group table with just two matches left to play.

The previous meeting that took place between the two sides ended 1-1 over at the Khimki Arena and showed that there is very little between the two sides and that this match does have the potential of going either way on the night.

However, for me CSKA Moscow do hold a slight advantage heading into this one as they have been by far the better team in the recent form statistics and are quite capable of causing a bit of an upset on Tuesday night.

Manchester United will probably adapt a counter-attack style of play for this game though and try to hit CSKA Moscow on the break and obviously with home advantage and a packed out ‘theatre of dreams’ fully behind them, they will be very difficult to beat.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for both clubs to once again share the spoils and this match to finish all square like the previous meeting did last week.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be Manchester United’s Anthony Martial who scored his sides equaliser in that match as he does look a good player from what we have seen this season and certainly knows how to score goals in big games.

UEFA Champions League 2015/2016 Season Free Football Tips & Predictions

2015/16 UEFA Champions League Current Match Promotions & Free Bets Offers

Help your self to some additional Free Bets from our list of Top Recommended Bookmakers below, which you can use on all your Football Bets for the upcoming weekends action.

Betvictor Offers
£50 Free Matched Bet For New Customers : Register an Account with Betvictor and Receive a £50 Matched Bet on UEFA Champions League Matches. Bet Now
£10 Free Bets No Deposit For New Customers Registering an Account.
UEFA Champions League Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets, Plus £5 Free Bets Each and Every Week : Register an Account with SkyBet Deposit Just £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets, Plus £5 Free Bets Each and Every Week with Sky Bet’s new Free Bets Club. Bet Now
coral_promo
Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets on UEFA Champions League Matches : Register an Account with Coral, Deposit just £5 and receive £20 Free Bets to use on UEFA Champions League matches taking place this season. Register Here
£200 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.
Bore Draw Money Back Special : Have a pre-match Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast Bet on any UEFA Champions League Match this season and if the game finishes 0-0 Bet365 will refund your stake. : Bet Now
£50 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets on UEFA Champions League Matches: Register a New Account with Betfred and Bet £10 to Get £30 Free Bets to use on UEFA Champions League Matches this season : Register Here

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Europe, Football, Group Stage, Qualification, Season 2015-16, UEFA Champions League

Comments are closed.