Champions League Betting: Manchester City in Critical Game against CSKA Moscow

Published November 5, 2014 by Amir G

Champions League Betting: Manchester City in Critical Game against CSKA Moscow

Manchester City must beat CSKA Moscow by a large score to stay relevant in tonight's Champions League clash (8:45pm UK time).

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium is sold out today for the crucial Champions League game against CSKA Moscow (8:45pm UK time). City is ranked third in Group E, two points away from Roma and seven from Bayern. They must win the game by a large margin of goals to remain relevant.

City's Champions League Season Hangs in Balance

The Premier League champion is still looking for its first victory in the 2014/5 Champions League season after a tough start. The citizens lost to Bayern Munich on the first gameweek then went on to finish with a 1-1 draw against Roma and a 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow in the Russian capital.

If City wants to stay in the Champions League this season, they must employ all forces for this match. City beat cross town rivals Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday and they're currently ranked third in the domestic league. Seeing that the draw in Moscow came after City blew a 2-0 lead, Manuel Pellegrini's men will give everything they've got today.

CSKA Moscow Underdog

CSKA's season hasn't been easy at all both in the domestic and in the CL. The team was beaten by Zenit St Petersburg 0-1 over the weekend and that might boost their motivation or have a reverse effect. Last year CSKA lost 5-1 at the Etihad against Manchester City and considering the team's straight 5 away losses, it's hard to see CSKA winning today and that would be a sensation and a fortune for an adventurous punter.

In-play Betting

Winner Sports is offering pre-match and in-play betting markets on tonight's game. Full time result odds gave 2/7 to Manchester City, 9/1 to CSKA and 11/2 for a draw. Winner will cover all Champions League games tonight - log-in to spice up your viewing with an in-play bet.

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