Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Koln Crvena Zvezda booked their place in the Europa League last 32 and Vladan Milojevic's men will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host CSKA Moscow at their Stadion Rajko Mitic. Key player Guelor Kanga left the club in the January transfer window, but the club chiefs managed to keep hold of Mitchell Donald and Richmond Boakye. The Serbian side are tough to beat at home, but Tuesday's football match against CSKA Moscow will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Armeitsy failed to make it to the Champions League last 16, but they will have a chance to prove their worth in the Europa League knockout stages. Ahmed Musa, who return to the club in January, will be the man to watch in the away team. Seeing that the first leg will be played in Belgrade, a close encounter is on the cards and we predict that the two teams are going to play out a draw at Stadion Rajko Mitic.
Highlighted Player (Guélor Kanga):
Over the years Guelor Kanga has established himself as one of the best players in the Serbian Super League. The Gabon international has been playing the key role in Crvena Zvezda ever since he joined the club in the summer of 2016 and he helped the Serbian side book their place in the 2017/2018 Europa League group stages. Kanga scored a wonder goal in the Europa League play-offs, return leg, against Krasnodar and, as a result, he has become the fans’ favourite. The pacey midfielder started his senior career at Mangasport and he played for the likes of Missile, Mounana and Rostov as well before joining Crvena Zvezda. Kanga is well known for his brilliant passes and his technique is marvelous as well. The Crvena Zvezda midfielder represented Gabon at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and he played for his homeland at the 2017 tournament as well. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a winger as well.
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.