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CSKA Moscow vs Basel Prediction & Betting tips
The six-time Russian champions have one thing in common with FC Basel: they have both lost in the current group stage against Manchester United and both have defeated Benfica Lisbon. The Red Devils’ followers are on their way to the direct duel on Wednesday night. The momentum is on the Swiss side as they had the game against Benfica on the last day of the match and played like a match and the Portuguese scored five goals from the field. The Russians, on the other hand, had to beat the Red Devils 1: 4 in Moscow. Who can make an important step in the fight for the ascent to the round of the last 16? At 19:45 we know more when the kick-off in the Moscow VEB Arena.
CSKA Moscow :
The club from Moscow had its greatest success in 2005, when Sporting Lisbon was beaten 3-1 in the final of the Europa League and the only international title ever to be collected. In the domestic league, CSKA was six times champion, last 2016, and five times Vizemeister, among other things in the last season. In spite of a goal difference of 13 goals, Spartak Moscow were uninhibited champions three days before the end of the season. Outstanding was the goal gate statistics. Statistically, the team of coach Viktor Goncharenko got only a second hit every second game.
This season, CSKA is 13th place with 24 points in third place, four points behind leader Zenit St. Petersburg. The results in the past few weeks were not very satisfactory. After the surprise in the Russian Cup, the two sides lost two scoreless draws and in the Champions League with the 1: 4 against Manchester United the highest defeat in a Champions League group stage. On the weekend, a defeat in the top duel against FK Krasnodar could be stopped.
Who can challenge FC Basel in Switzerland? The final positions of the last eight seasons of the Super League provide a clear answer: None! The Grandmaster plays in his own league and is only required on an international level. There is the greatest success of the European League’s semi-final in 2013 when Chelsea London finished. In the Champions League the 20-time champions managed to reach the round of the last 16. In 2014/15, the Basle group played in a group with Real Madrid, Liverpool FC and Ludogorets Rasgrad. In the round of 16, however, FC Porto were closed.
The current season could have started better. For the high demands of the serial-master could almost of a Fehlstart be the speech. After eleven game days, Basel will be in fifth place with five wins and three draws, five points behind table leader Young Boys Bern. Since the 1-0 win against Tabellenzweiten FC Zurich, however, Basel seems to be probably again his strengths. This is followed by the sensational 5: 0 against Benfica in the Champions League, where the Salzburg loan Dimitri Oberlin contributed to his 20th birthday two goals. In the top game of the Grasshoppers before the national league, the points were divided in a goalless part. In the dress rehearsal before traveling home to cold Russia, the men of coach Raphael Wicky won 4-0 on scorer Lugano. The coach said after the match: “We played to zero the most, it was the fifth time in the last six games. That is the basis and I am convinced that we can achieve so many successes. ”