5 April at 22:05 GMT Arsenal take CSKA at the Emirates in the first game of the 1/4 stage of the Europa League.
Arsenal will not rise above the current 6th, maximum — 5-th place in the EPL. Here the difference is not critical, one important thing: like a year ago, a pass in the Champions League for the coming autumn Arsenal not provided. But now they have an alternative: you can, as the DOJ a year ago, to get through the Europa League. Despite its rhetoric, Arsene Wenger in the fall, and even used the 1/16 matches of the tournament to ensure the practice of those who are now not making its way to the Foundation. But now it is clear that power saving in the Premier League has no special meaning, whereas 5 wins (even just successful matches) will give achieve two goals at once. This trophy is a grade more serious than the usual Cup and FA community shield, and Champions League quota. Expect Arsenal composition similar matches against Milan, that is close to optimal, given the fact that Aubameyang has not been reported, and Cazorla are injured. And the attitude of the English should be appropriate to that 1/8 had allowed significant problems to pass the wards Gattuso.
CSKA became the author of the main sensation of the previous round. The Russians, losing homes, was able to compensate for these 0-1 in France. Moreover, they were not even embarrassed by the goal “weavers”, which it was impossible to count. This season in Europe turned out to be successful, largely, is unexpectedly hatched the talent to take the victory away: AEK and “young boys” in the summer, Benfica against Basel in the group… But rather Viktor Goncharenko will try to hold a meeting in the style of a voyage to the “Tsrvena zvezde” in February, when trying to score is completely abandoned, but the main thing was not to miss. With Akinfeev is really even in London. But the options in defence narrowed injuries Fernandes with the Vasin.
The clubs have met. In the autumn of 2006 the British took in the group of the Champions League just 1 point (0-1 in Moscow, 0-0 in London). By the way, Akinfeev and Ignashevich with Berezutskii already being played!
The odds on the match
Bookmaker Leon objectively puts quotes: Arsenal is considered a favorite of the entire Europa League and should not have problems in his field, here and 1.35. Chances for a successful end game for the guests from Moscow, experts do not see: of 9.55 for the win and 4.8 for a draw (but with Lyon there was something similar). And predskazaniyami a spectacular match: under 2.5 will set the coefficient of 2.03, the “over” — 1,68.
Prediction and bet of predictionsfootball.org
Viktor Goncharenko tries to instill CSKA pragmatic style. But in most fights this season, especially in away matches, CSKA, scoring yourself, miss. Unlikely to be anything boring at the moment, when you’re playing with Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Lacazette, but the gate will not be experienced Petr Cech.
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