Match date: 03 Nov 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Champions League
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
1-0 - Won
Manchester United will host CSKA Moscow in 4th round of Champions league group stage. After three rounds Manchester occupies second position at the table with equal number of points and same goal difference as their current opponent. In last four matches, Manchester United got two draws in Premier league against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, in previous match in Champions league they got a draw against CSKA and they were eliminated from Capital One Cup by Middlesbrough after penalties. They are not in best shape and now they must win here to keep their position which leads them into Champions league knockout stage on the spring. They are currently at 4th position at the table in Premier league, and for sure aren't satisfied with their recent results, they have imperative to win here and try to end that series of four matches without defeat. In last three duels against CSKA they got two draws and achieved one narrow victory, and now must play here on very high level and try to achieve positive outcome in front of their fans. Manchester must improve their attack since they have lacked of accuracy in previous matches while defense did a solid job. Defender Luke Shaw and forward James Wilson will miss this match due to injuries, while defenders Phil Jones, Patrick McNair and Antonio Valencia, defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and forward Memphis Depay are having problems with fitness and slight injuries and their appearances are questionable.
CSKA Moscow on the other hand are playing great in Russian Premier league, they are at 1st position after 14 rounds with 11 victories and 3 draws, and they are only undefeated team in Russia. In Champions league they also showed decent performances in first three rounds, but they suffered one defeat in first round against Wolfsburg on the road and now they must give their best to at least avoid defeat here to stay in battle for the knockout stage of Champions league. CSKA showed good performances so far but they now have a hard task here to take some points against very strong side such as Manchester United. In their last match two weeks ago they took one point at their field but now it will be very hard to achieve at least a draw in England. This will for sure be very interesting match, CSKA will probably try with more defensive tactics and try to score from counter attacks. CSKA so far lost two matches in Champions league, including qualifications and both were on the road, and now they must try to avoid defeat at all costs. Defender Vassili Berezutski is injured and he won't participate in this match, while Appearance of midfielder Bibras Natkho is questionable due to a slight injury.
Manchester must go for a victory here in front of their fans, they are not in best shape but now must try to achieve positive outcome and get one step closer to a Champions league knockout stage, CSKA coming here very confident team is in good form and they will try to at least stay undefeated in this match, but I believe that Manchester will consolidate their squad and take three very important points here.