In the third round in Group E of UEFA Champions League CSKA Moscow take on Manchester City.
After two rounds both teams are without win. Roma humilated CSKA in the first round 5-1, while in the second round Bayern beat them 1-0. On the other side, City lost in Munich in the clash against Bayern 1-0, while in the second match in this group they shared points with Roma.
This match will take place at the empty stadium because of racist behaviour of CSKA supporters (three-match ban).
CSKA made a fantastic result in Russian Premier League after they smashed Kuban 6-0. On other side Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 with four goals of Sergio Agüero and he will probably be one of the dangerous players for CSKA defence.
Before the start of this competition, Manchester City were on of the favorite to qualify in the next stage, but after two rounds and only one point they have to win today in order to stay in a race to go through.
Frank Lampard will miss this game after he picked up an injury in the match against Tottenham, Samir Nasri is still out, while Mangala (3/0 d) is doubtful.
CSKA have more problems with absences. Dzagoev (7/1 m), Wernbloom (9/0 m), Elm (0/0 m), Vitinho (5/1 f) and Panchenko (7/1 f) are all out, while Fernandes (10/0 d) and top scorer Doumbia (7/6 f) are both doubtful.
This match is very important for both teams if they want to stay in race to go through in the next stage, so I expect that both teams are going to take all three points.
The visitors are favorites to win this one, but the first betting option is over 2.5 goals.
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (Bet365)
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