Basel vs CSKA Prediction 31 October 2017
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Basel vs CSKA Prediction 31 October 2017

Tournament: Champions League
Location: Saint Jakob-Park
Match date: 31.10.2017 at 19:45

On October 31 October 2017 at 19:45 in Basel at the Saint Jakob-Park Stadium in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage the local Basel will play against CSKA from Moscow.

Basel have made a few mistakes at the start of the current championship and that’s why they need to be catching up all the time. The next mistake they made in the latest game against Zurich as they drew 0:0 and it made the distance to the leaders four points now. Moreover, those leaders Basel have one more game to play compared to Zurich. Besides, Basel have already played three rounds of the Champions League group stage and in those matches they lost to Manchester United and easily outplayed Benfica 5:0 and CSKA 0:2.

As for CSKA, they showed a sensational result in the latest game of the national elite division against Arsenal Tula. They Gunners had obvious advantage in possession in that match and they managed to win, as a result, at the moment CSKA are on the third place in the stnadigns four points below the leaders and with one extra game to play. As for the champions League, CSKA have already played three games in it where they outplayed Benfica 1:2 and after that lost to Manchester United 1:4 and Basel 0:2.

The teams played their first game against each other on October 18. In that game CSKA had a slight advantage in possession and yet they didn’t manage to commit even one attempt on target. As for Basel, they, in their turn, committed 11 attempts where six of them were on target and two of them appeared to be goals. The results of that previous match and the performance of the teams make us think that the hosts are much more likely to win in the upcoming match.