Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Real Madrid are set to finish their UEFA Champions League group stage campaign with a win over CSKA Moscow at the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos are tipped to win to nil with another selection in the handicap market.
Real Madrid FC Form & Team News
Real Madrid have already progressed to the Round of 16 of the Champions League having claimed four wins from five matches. They continue to improve under manager Santiago Solari with eight wins in their last nine fixtures.
The reigning European champions secured a 2-0 victory away at Roma in their last fixture in the competition with Gareth Bale opening the scoring. Bale was also on target as they earned a 1-0 win over Huesca in the La Liga on Sunday.
With Real Madrid already through to the next phase of the competition, Solari is expected to make several changes to his team. The likes of Isco and Marco Asensio could be handed starts while Bale and Karim Benzema are likely to be rested.
CSKA Moscow Form & Team News
CSKA Moscow have been disappointing in the Champions League this season as they are bottom of the group with four points having claimed just one win in five matches. They cannot progress to the Round of 16 of the competition but still have a chance of securing a place in the Europa League.
Viktor Goncharenko’s men were beaten 2-1 at home by Czech team Viktoria Plzen in their last outing in the Champions League.
Nikola Vlasic has scored three goals in the Champions League this season and is expected to start in midfield on Wednesday. Attacker Fedor Chalov has struggled in front of goal this term netting just once in the competition.
Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow Head-to-Head
Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow have faced each other three times in the past with the wins evenly split at one apiece. The Russians claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in October with Vlasic netting the only goal.
Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow Match Up
The likes of Isco and Asensio have impressed for Madrid in recent matches with both men scoring braces in the Copa Del Rey win over Melilla last week. They will carry the attacking threat for the hosts and should have to much quality for the CSKA defence.
The visitors have offered little in attack in the Champions League this season with the likes of Chalov and Arnor Sigurdsson struggling for goals.
Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow Key Statistics
- Real Madrid have won 8 of their last 10 matches (All Competitions).
- Real Madrid have kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 9 matches (All Competitions).
- CSKA Moscow have lost 4 of their last 6 matches (UEFA Champions League).
- CSKA Moscow have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 away matches (All Competitions).
Real Madrid have been in good form in recent matches and are expected to secure the win over CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. They are also likely to keep a clean sheet as the Russians have been poor in attack lately.
Best Bet: Real Madrid Win to Nil @ 2.20 – 3 Units
Handicap Bet: Real Madrid -2 @ 2.42 – 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Real Madrid Win 3-0 @ 7.40 – 1 Unit