Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow 2018 Champions League Lines & Prediction

Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow 2018 Champions League Lines & Prediction

Written by on December 12, 2018

CSKA will look to get the upset over Real Madrid when the pair take to the pitch in an intriguing mid-week match on Wednesday. With both teams looking to get the victory, let’s find out which one is offering the best value against their soccer odds in this one.

Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow 2018 Champions League Lines & Prediction

Why Bet on Real Madrid?

Real Madrid (8-1-1) has won four straight and comes into this match off a 1-0 win over Huesca the last time out. Real Madrid beat Roma 2-0 in their last Champions League match on Nov. 27. Santiago Solari will be without center back Nacho, left back Sergio Reguilon, center midfielders Casemiro and Toni Kroos, or forward Mariano Duiz due to injuries. However, this looks like a perfect opportunity to give young phenom Vinicius, Jr. a start in the Champions League, plus veteran Karim Benzema is on fire with three Champions League goals so far.

Team Records

  • All: 4-0-1
  • Home: 2-0-0
  • Away: 2-0-1
  • ATS: 3-2
  • Over/Under: 1-4

Why Bet for CSKA Moscow?

Is CSKA Moscow a safe bet against Real Madrid?

CSKA Moscow (4-7-1) has gone 1-1-1 over their last three matches and they come into this contest off a goalless draw against Rostov the last time out. CSKA lost their last Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen on Nov. 27. Center back Viktor Vasin, center midfielder Alan Dzagoev, and winger Aleksandr Makarov are all set to miss out.

Team Records

  • All: 1-1-3
  • Home: 1-0-2
  • Away: 0-1-1
  • ATS: 2-3
  • Over/Under: 3-1-1

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow

Real Madrid has secured the top spot in Group G, so they don’t have a whole lot to play for in this match. CSKA has no shot at reaching the final 16, but they could make it through to the Europa League if they avoid defeat.

CSKA beat Real Madrid 1-0 back in October thanks to an injury time goal, but Real Madrid actually dominated that day by getting a whopping 26 shots and owning possessions 76 percent of the time. Real Madrid also missed the mark on a handful of shot attempts that hit the bar. This time around, Real Madrid handles their business to get the narrow win.

Champions League Pick: Real Madrid 1 CSKA 0