CSKA Moscow v Manchester United Tips – From Russia with points
United can prepare for their forthcoming derby with City by defeating CSKA Moscow in Russia on Wednesday evening
October 20th, 2015
United’s Premier League title credentials will become much clearer next weekend when they face arch-rivals Manchester City, however they must first make the journey to the Russian capital for a crunch Champions League encounter in Group B.
This group looks set to end in a sprint to the finish line, given that all four sides sit on three points after the first two games, therefore the margin for error is much reduced for each team. Indeed, defeat for the Red Devils tomorrow evening wouldn’t be completely catastrophic but would certainly leave them with a huge mountain to climb, considering that they still need to visit Wolfsburg – a side which they struggled against but ultimately won 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Ok so Van Gaal’s United are a rather difficult side to predict, but they have the opportunity to prove that their 3-0 thrashing to Arsenal prior to the international break was a one-off amongst some otherwise excellent autumn results.
The main worry for anyone considering backing United is that the Red Devils do appear to suffer lapses on the road, their three season defeats all coming whilst on their travels. Nevertheless, they mostly get it right and they are moving in the right direction under Van Gaal, therefore if Morgan Schneiderlin, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Phil Jones can continue the improving form which they displayed against Everton at Goodison last weekend, then the future is bright indeed.
Either way, United will gain encouragement from the fact that Moscow, despite being at the top of the Russian Premier League and five points clear of their main rivals, do conceded at home and a professional United approach should see the visitors head home with the points safely in the bag.
BETTING TIPS – Manchester United to win – Bet365 8/5