Sporting vs CSKA Moscow Prediction and Preview
Great match in Portugal in Champions League play-offs. Sporting takes on CSKA Moscow and we expect very aggressive and tough football match. Sporting have great players and they must be favorite to win in front of their fans. But what can we expect from this match? These two teams met in the 2005 UEFA Cup final and it also was very exciting football match.
Sporting have great players and they are in top form. They are in great winning serie and played 19 matches without loosing. They usually scored at least two goals per match but for sure main objective for their matches is playing very strong football in defense line. On the other side CSKA Moscow are now on the first place in Russian Premier League after five rounds. They have finished second in the Russian Premier League last season and for sure they are very dangerous opponent. Also they play very well in qualifying matches for European competitions and they are unbeaten in nine UEFA Champions League qualifying matches. These two teams played only one mutual match so far and CSKA won 3:1 at home. Enjoy in great football on match Sporting vs CSKA and try to earn some money with our football prediction and betting tips.
Jorge Jesus, Sporting coach:"CSKA are quality opponents but our team are improving and starting to understand more and more what we want from them. I think both sides have the same chance of qualifying."
Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach:"We have watched Sporting's last four matches and we have a clear idea of their level and how ready they are. They are a quick and dynamic team who attack well down the flanks and through the centre. The fact that we have played more games this season is not relevant."
Sporting have few missing players for their home match against CSKA Moscow in first leg play-off for Champions League. Defender Ewerton and midfielder William Carvalho will not play on this match, but all other players are fully fit and highly motivated for this clash with CSKA.
On the other side CSKA Moscow dont have big problems with missing players for their away match against Sporting. All players are fully fit and ready for this very hard away match against Sporting. For sure they will not play defense style.
Possible starting lineups
Sporting: Patricio; Pereira, Oliveira, Naldo, Jefferson; Joao Mario, A. Silva; Carrillo, Ruiz; Gutierrez, Slimani
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev; M. Fernandes, Ignashevich, V. Berezutski, Nababkin; Natcho, Wernbloom; Tosic, Eremenko, Dzagoev; Musa
Sporting vs CSKA Moscow Prediction
We expect very interesting football on match Sporting vs CSKA. Both teams play very offensive and they will try to score from the first minute. Sporting maybe play much better in defense line, but they play in front of their fans and match without goals is not their objective. On the other side CSKA also play very attractive and all players are highly motivated to make positive score on this match. However our prediction and betting tips for match Sporting vs CSKA Moscow Prediction: Correct Score 2:1. Of course it is very risk bet, and maybe you can try to place your bets on both teams to score or Draw after first half time. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.