Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Basel kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford, but they quickly bounced back from the defeat. The Swiss champions hammered Benfica (5-0) at home in their second group game, with the team upsetting CSKA in Moscow earlier in October. The RotBlau aim to build on the back-to-back wins, but coach Raphael Wicky must warn his men against complacency. CSKA Moscow sit in third place in Group A ahead of the trip to Switzerland, meaning that Tuesday’s football match against Basel is of big importance for the Russian club. The visitors are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against the RotBlau and we predict that the hosts will have a number of opportunities to score on the break. Basel proved their worth in the 2-0 win over CSKA and, taking everything into account, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Michael Lang):
Standing tall at 1.85 m, Michael Lang is a Swiss international defender who has gone through all ranks of the Switzerland national team to earn his senior call-up in 2013. Michael Jang began his professional career playing for FC St. Gallen where he spent five years before he moved to Grasshopper. During his four-year spell with the club he racked up 127 league appearances and scored 12 goals. In 2015 Lang joined FC Basel on a free transfer, for whom he scored his first goal against the old club Grasshoppers only a week after his arrival. Michael Lang made 22 Swiss Super League appearance during the title winning season 2015-16, making an important contribution to his club’s 19th championship title in history. During that time the 25-year-old Swiss international also managed to bag five goals for his club, which is regarded as a considerable tally for a defender. Having gone into the new season with two goals to his name already, Lang is expected to play a significant part in his team’s UEFA Champions League challenge.
Highlighted Team (CSKA Moscow):
The most prominent division of the CSKA Moscow sports club, the Armeitsy as they are commonly referred to in Russia were founded in 1911 and were the official team of the Soviet Army during the communist era. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, PFC CSKA Moscow have been become a privately owned club, with the Ministry of Defence as a shareholder. The Army Men are one of the most successful clubs in Russian football with a rich legacy and extensive heritage both in modern era and in Soviet football alike CSKA Moscom won seven Soviet championship titles, while they have also added six Russian Premier League title for the total tally of 13 major domestic honours. CSKA Moscow also boast a remarkable record at the international level as well with the Armeitsy winning the UEFA Cup in 2005 having beaten Sporting CP to become the first ever Russian club to win a major European title. During the last decade CSKA Moscow reached UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2010 and the knockout stage the following year.