CSKA Moscow is going to welcome the team of Sporting Lisbon in a rematch of the playoff round for ranking in the Champions League groups. Take a look at our reliable soccer forecast - it may be helpful for you.
A week ago in Portugal, Sporting took a minimum lead of 2:1. CSKA Moscow continues to be sinless in the Championship of Russia. The Reds are the leaders in the Premier League without a point lost in six matches, but now it`s actually a key match for the entire season. The good news for their coach Leonid Slutski is that the team of CSKA has no injured or suspended players. Expectations are that the Reds will start with the same lineup, which played in Lisbon. This means that the defensive midfielder Nacho Bibras will remain on the bench at the expense of the more offensive Pontus Vernblum. Slutski will rely on two strikers in the face of Ahmed Moussa and Dumbia Seidu. The Bulgarian Georgi Milanov will remain on the bench of CSKA.
Sporting had a draw of 1:1 over the weekend with Pasos Ferreira in the Portuguese Championship. Despite this, all fans of the Lions expect the new team`s coach Jorge Jezus to rank Sporting in the Champions League. William Carvalho is injured. The attacking midfielder has a fractured foot and will miss a lot of his own team in the forthcoming meeting. Unpleasant statistics worry the Portuguese before the key visit to Moscow. Sporting Lisbon is without a win in 14 visits on land in Europe, and the last success was in 2011 Europa League tournament.
The derby is going to be extremely interesting and curious. In view of the good form of CSKA Moscow at home and the bad tradition of Sporting in the away game, our soccer prediction by soccer prediction would be 1.