CSKA Moscow v Man United – 101 Great Goals prediction: CSKA Moscow 1-3 Man United
Despite playing away, Man United will be overwhelming favourites for Wednesday’s clash.
CSKA Moscow have failed to score in their last two matches, while Man United have won seven of their last eight, keeping three clean sheets in their last four.
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CSKA Moscow v Man United betting tips
Man United are red-hot favorites to win at 7/10.
Back CSKA Moscow to win on home soil at 19/4, while the draw is 14/5.
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime in a 3-1 Man United win is 18/1.
CSKA Moscow v Man United: Champions League preview
Manchester United take on Group A opponents CSKA Moscow in Russia on Wednesday night.
Jose Mourinho’s side head into the game unbeaten in their last eight, following Saturday’s 1-0 win at Southampton. Romelu Lukaku’s sixth goal of the season was enough to earn the visitors all three points.
Man United began their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 home win over Basel a fortnight ago. Marouane Fellaini, Lukaku and Marcos Rashford all got their names on the scoresheet.
CSKA also won their opening game in this season’s Champions League. The Russians arguably recorded the shock result on matchday one as
Viktor Goncharenko’s side came from behind to beat Benfica 2-1 in Portugal.
Vitinho scored from the penalty spot before 20-year-old Timur Zhamaletdinov added a second.
CSKA lie fourth in the Russian Premier League table, after being held to a 0-0 draw at neighbours Dinamo Moscow on Saturday.
Manchester United don’t have the best record against Russian opposition, with just one win in seven matches. The Red Devils did, however, win their last match at CSKA Moscow; a 1-0 victory in the group stage of the Champions League in 2009.
Michael Carrick is United’s only remaining squad member from their 2008 Champions League final win over Chelsea which took place in Moscow.
Man United team news v CSKA Moscow: Pogba set for surgery
If rumours are to be believed, Man United are set to confirm that Paul Pogba requires surgery for his hamstring injury. If true, the central midfielder could be sidelined for as long as three months.
It’s also been confirmed that Marouane Fellaini is out of action after he was injured at Southampton last weekend.
Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are both long-term absentees with knee injuries.
CSKA Moscow team news v Man United: Injury problems
Aleksandr Makarov is a doubt with an ankle problem.
Star defender Mario Fernandez will miss the match having sustained a concussion last weekend against Dinamo Moscow.