Our football match prediction:
Young Boys and CSKA Moscow were on the verge of playing out a goalless draw in the Champions League play-offs, first leg, but thanks to Kasim Nuhu’s late own goal the Russian club eventually recorded a hard-fought win over Adolf Hutter’s troops. The Armeitsy aim to defend their slim lead in Wednesday’s football match in Moscow and we predict that they are going to get their job done in the return leg. CSKA are a real force to be reckoned with at home and there is every chance Viktor Goncharenko’s troops will book their place in the Champions League group stages. In their last home game in the elite competition CSKA recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over AEK and, taking everything into account, Young Boys, who are not regarded as good travelers, are widely expected to return home empty-handed. A man to watch in the home team will be Brazilian attacker Vitinho.
Highligted Player (Roman Eremenko):
Roman Eremenko is an experienced midfielder who adds valuable quality to CSKA Moscow’s play with his passing skills, great vision and knack for goal. The 29-year-old Russian-born Finland international has so far played for the likes of Udinese, Siena, Rubin Kazan, but he is best remembered for his spell at Ukraine giants Dynamo Kyiv where he became captain helping the club win Ukrainian Premier League in 2009, and played in the Champions and Europa Leagues. He moved to CSKA Moscov in 2014 and has so far made over 50 Russian Premier League appearances during two seasons for the Army Men. His impact with the Russian giants was immediate with Eremenko picking up several monthly awards for the Best Player in the league, while he was named the Russian Football Premier League MVP of the 2014-15 season.
Highlighted Team (Young Boys):
Just five years after its foundation Young Boys won their first Swiss Super League trophy (1903). The capital club won no less than 11 domestic trophies in the 20th century, but they have been in Basel’s shadow in the last two decades. Young Boys won their last Swiss Super League title back in 1986, while lifting their last Swiss Cup trophy in 1987. The Yellow and Blacks welcome their rivals at Stade de Suisse, which acts as a national stadium and it has to be noted that they play their home games on artificial turf. Swiss football legend Stephane Chapuisat played for the club in the past and you should bear in mind that former Yugoslavia coach Vujadin Boskov played for the Stade de Suisse outfit in the past as well. Young Boys played their first official game on 29 June, 1898 and they shared the spoils with Institute Grunau back then. The Swiss team participated in the 2016/2017 Champions League qualifiers, but they failed to make it to the group stages of the elite competition.