CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid | UEFA Champions League | Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 | Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET | Venue: VEB Arena (Moscow)
Real Madrid hopes to recover from the disappointing offensive attacks that prevented him from finding the back of the net in consecutive league games against Sevilla (3-0 defeat) and Atlético de Madrid (0-0 draw). Can the Whites return to the Russian capital on Tuesday night to face CSKA Moscow in the second round of the Champions League?
Madrid kicked in defense of their title in the continental elite competition by defeating Roma 3-0 at the Bernabéu. Isco, Gareth Bale and Marcelo Diaz scored goals in a convincing victory for Julen Lopetegui’s men on the first day.
CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid: Head to head
- Both teams came back strong during the 2011/12 Champions League campaign.
- Real Madrid advanced 5-2 in the last 16 innings at the time.
- The first leg in Moscow was marked by a 1-1 draw, but Los Blancos was in the first row in the second leg, winning 4-1 at home.
CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid: prediction
Armeitsy recovered after a slow start to the season. In recent times, they have been in contact with three victories and one draw (against rivals of Spartak Moscow) in the last four meetings. The men of Viktor Goncharenko dramatically improved their defensive performances as they kept a clean sheet in all Premier League victories.
CSKA drew 2-2 against Viktoria Plzen in the first round of the Champions League. Save one point thanks to the final equalizer of the late Everton Nikola Vlasic. Goncharenko’s troops showed a phenomenal fighting spirit to return from a deficit of two goals.
The reigning champions are certainly the favorites here, but we see the value of supporting a low scoring adventure knowing the struggles of the visitors in the last third. FTs of less than 2.5 goals are paid at 2.20 and this will be our best bet suggestion. You can also press for the draw at halftime at 2.40.
CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid: Betting tips
- Less than 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5)
- Draw at half time @ 2.40 (7/5)