CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal in Europa League.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Match Preview
It was a complete annihilation for CSKA in the first-half of their first leg when they were made to look like amateurs in a 4-1 demolition. All the four Arsenal goals were soccer in the first 35 minutes and at one stage it looked like CSKA would end up conceding six or seven. It is pure luck that they come to this CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal fixture with a deficit of just three goals. We have seen in the midweek Champions League fixture that an away goal could be the turning point – as was shown by Roma against Barcelona. But, do the Russian hosts have it in them to turn the tables and upset the visitors? Having followed that loss in the first leg with a loss in the domestic league, it looks like CSKA are all set to crash in their season with nothing to show.
For Arsenal, their domestic season has been nothing short of shambolic, as they edge closer to life outside the top four and with that a direct Champions League spot. That means their only hopes of silverware as well as qualifying for next year Champions League rest solely on the Europa League. Having already dispatched a strong AC Milan side, the Gunners start the CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal fixture as hot favourites. The visitors have won in the weekend against Southampton in the Premier League and Arsene Wenger’s side look set to go past the poor start to 2018, where they have won just four of their opening 14 games. They have won on four of their five trips in the competition and look fairly placed to win the contest and advance to the semis.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal H2H
There were three competitive meetings between these sides so far and Arsenal have won one, drawn one, and lost one.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Team News
Viktor Vasin and Mario Fernandes are the only injury concerns for the hosts ahead of this encounter.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is ruled out of the rest of the season (almost) for Arsenal while David Ospina remains an injury concern. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible to contest.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Probable Lineups
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev (GK), A Berezutski, V Berezutski, Ignashevich, Kuchaev, Dzagoev, Natkho, Golovin, Nababkin, Musa, Wernbloom.
Arsenal: Cech (GK), Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Xhaka, Welbeck, Wilshere, Ozil, Lacazette.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Prediction
This is the only competition where there is something at stake for Arsenal which means they should be taking every game seriously. Do not expect mercy from the visitors who know that overturning a deficit can become easy if they concede an early goal. We are backing an Arsenal draw or win in the second leg.