Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow (Champions League, 05.11.2014)

Manchester City returned to winning ways after a win over their city rivals during the weekend which could mean the errors allowed in the match against CSKA will not be repeated again. The return leg after the disaster that was the 2-2 draw sees CSKA on the second place in their domestic league, and Manchester City are third in the Premier League with 20 points out of 10 matches.

The Citizens crumbled after the draw from two weeks ago, and went on to lose two domestic games in a row, before winning the one against Man United. The hosts are in a very dangerous position in group E, they only have two points out of three games, and another misstep is not allowed as they have two points less than Roma with whom they need to play and then host Bayern Munich in the last matchday. Kolarov got injured before the game against United which means Clichy will most likely take his place. Silva, Lampard and Mangala are the other names Pellegrini has on the sidelines, with the latter set to undergo a fitness test prior to the match.
CSKA come from a defeat against Zenit, and while Kirill Panchenko and Rasmus Elm will miss from the squad they are finally getting Dzagoev back from suspension. Chances are CSKA will feature a heavy defensive line, while Ahmed Musa will try to temper City’s counter attacks, seeing as his speed allows him to play with the best Premier League names.

Manchester City has the quality to overcome CSKA, especially since they are playing at home, and remember last year’s 5-2 win where Alvaro Negredo scored a hat trick. Now their main task will be to get the ball somewhere in the penalty area and try to create scoring chances from the wings, and if they open the score early things would settle down pretty easily.

William Hill’s headline offers for this match are: Toure to score and Man City to win with 3.00 odds and Musa to score and CSKA to win with 29.00 odds. Last year’s 5-2 result to repeat itself has 67 odds, and the Citizens for both halves has 1.61 odds. Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko to score anytime with 2.10 odds, and we’re betting 5 units on the reverse wincast market of Doumbia to score and Man City to win at 6.00 odds.

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