How the Bookies See it:
- Winner: Spurs 7/5, CSKA 19/10, Draw 23/10 - Paddy Power
- Correct Score: 1-1 28/5, 1-0 Spurs 15/2, 1-0 CSKA 9/1 - 32Red
- Tottenham to Win to Nil: No 1/5, Yes 31/10 - 888Sport
CSKA Moscow are unbeaten in their first seven Russian Premier League games this year, sitting second in the table behind city rivals Spartak. They battled out a 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in their first Champions League group fixture, having conceded twice in the opening 15 minutes.
Tottenham Hotspur are similarly unbeaten in the league this term and currently occupy third place in the Premier League. They boast the best defensive record in England’s top flight, having conceded just two goals, although they have already leaked that many in their single Champions League game, losing 2-1 against Monaco.
Former boss Harry Redknapp thinks that Spurs should be able to bounce back from their Monaco disappointment and do the business in Moscow, saying of CSKA, “I don’t think they are a great side.” On paper, it is true that Spurs should have few troubles, but the atmosphere will be electric and intimidating, which could affect the action on the pitch.
If Spurs can keep their heads and perform as they do every week domestically, Paddy Power’s 7/5 on an away victory makes sense. Even if they are still without talisman Harry Kane, they should have enough to bag the three points and you can increase your payout by backing them to win to nil at 31/10 at 888Sport. Given the organisation they have shown at the back in the league so far, the Monaco game seems much more of a blip than the beginning of a worrying trend.
- Sports.net’s top tip - Tottenham to win to nil at 31/10 with 888Sport