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Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow Prediction & Betting tips
In order to achieve a victory that will allow him to confidently reach the return game, on Thursday the English cast of Arsenal is waiting for the visit of the CSKA squad of Moscow, in game corresponding to the first leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League, to be played at the Emirates Stadium in London.
For those led by French coach Arsene Wenger, winning the UEFA Europa League is the main goal since it is the only thing that can lead him to play in the UEFA Champions League group stage. And we say this because the Gunners have practically impossible to reach that tournament through the English Premier, and is that at the moment Arsenal is sixth, being out of all UEFA competition, with five points for Chelsea and fifteen points below Tottenham Hotspur, and so Wenger has decided to put his best players in the UEFA Europa League as he did in the previous round against AC Milan in Italy.
It must be said that Arsenal arrives in a good performance and with great confidence after the results achieved, so the Gunners come to beat Stoke City 3-0 and with it they added their fourth consecutive victory.
Meanwhile, those led by Viktor Goncharenko also arrive with morale at the top after their latest results, so the Russian side comes from winning 1-2 in his visit to Rostob in play for the Russian Premier League and with this victory the CSKA Moscow keeps in the fight for the title, since while it is third in the standings, the difference with Lokomotiv Moscow is only five points, so we think it is fixed in the next edition of the UEFA Champions League.
As you know the Russian team came to this tournament after finishing third in their UEFA Champions League group and so in this tournament faced teams like Red Star of Belgrade and Lyon of France, with the latter was a game with much suspense every time they lost by the minimum difference at home but in France they won by 2-3 and now in England they are willing to repeat the story.
The only time these teams met in UEFA competition was in the group stage of the 2006 Champions League, at that time CSKA Moscow did not lose any of the two games, so won at home 1-0 and then draw without goals in London, in what was also the last game of Arsenal with a Russian club. Different situation for CSKA Moscow who is practically used to playing with English teams and against whom he has gone badly, so this season in the UEFA Champions League was defeated at home and away by Manchester United, and with this the Russian cast has lost 7 of the 10 games played against English box where he just won one of them.
Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow head to head matches
01.11.06 CL Arsenal CSKA Moscow 0 : 0
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