CSKA vs Plzen Betting Tips
The dream and reality will be at stake for CSKA this Tuesday, November 27, in the match against Vitória Plzen of the Czech Republic. The match is part of the schedule of the fifth – penultimate round of the group stage of the 2018/2019 version of the Champions League. The confrontation will be held at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow. The kickoff was set for 15:55.
The teams are in the G key, which has Rome and Real Madrid dividing the lead with nine points. They will face each other from 6pm in the Italian capital. The Russians, with four points, are in third place and are still hoping to reach a place in the last 16. The Czechs, with a point, occupy the fourth place and can only fight for third place, which would allow them to play in the Europa League in the second half of the season.
To maintain the dream of the classification, victory is mandatory for CSKA. That alone is not enough. Having already played two games against Roma and is at a disadvantage in the direct confrontation, which is the first tiebreaker, the Italians could not score another point to lose the spot for the Russians. That is, they would have to lose as much to Real Madrid as to Plzen on the final day. Combination that seems highly unlikely.
There remains, however, a second combination of results to bring CSKA to the next phase of UCL (UEFA Champions League). It also requires success from the Russians on Tuesday against the Czechs. However, in the second game of the day, the crowd would be for the Romans, who would have to win or draw with the Spaniards. Thus, the definition of the classification would be in the direct confrontation with the Real, in Madrid, in the last round.
In either case, the chance to move forward is rather small. In this way, the reality of CSKA is even think of winning the third place of the key and ensuring its classification for the Europa League.
In this case, the road is much less turbulent. A goalless draw or 1: 1 draw with Plzen is enough for the goal to be completed a day in advance. That would give the Russians a head start in the match, as they were 2-2 in the first round match in the Czech Republic. Thus, even if CSKA lose their last group game and Plzen at home defeats Roma, there will be no change of positions.
Showing that they take the continental tournament seriously, the Russians anticipated their commitment to the local championship for Friday, November 23. They won, thus, one more day of preparation. They still beat Akhmat Grozy 2-0 away from home. They climbed to 26 points (seven wins, five draws and three losses) in the Russian Championship. They took third place, already in the classification zone for the edition 2019/2020 of the Champions League of Europe. The difference for Zenit Petersburg, leader, is eight points.
The survival of Pzlen in international competitions is bound to win a victory in Russia on Tuesday. Thus, the team would arrive in the last round in advantage in comparison with CSKA, although both would accumulate four points. It would only be enough to ‘mirror’ the final outcome of the Russians to advance towards the Europa League.
The recent results, however, do not give much hope to fans of the Czech team, which had been oscillating between good results in national tournaments and stumbling in the Champions League. However, after being eliminated by Ostrava in the Cup of the Czech Republic, he lost his breath in the Czech Championship.
On Friday, November 23, as a visitor, he went 1 to 1 with Liberec. It was his second straight draw in the tournament. Before, at home, I had stumbled on the Pribam. The score was the same. Thus, with 36 points (11 wins, three draws and two losses), Slavia Prague, who have won their two matches in the last two rounds, reach 40 points, take the isolated lead and take advantage of the position.
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There were four matches involving CSKA and Plzen. Each team won once and there were two draws.
The home factor makes the prognosis in the victory of CSKA the best option against a Plzen in a downward trajectory of income even in the national tournaments.
Bet Tips: CSKA wins