Competition: Europa League
Market: CSKA Moskva to beat Lyon
Odds: 13/8 @ Bet 365
As the Europa League reaches the last 16, Viktor Goncharenko’s CSKA side will welcome a struggling Lyon side to the VEB Arena for their first leg-matchup.
For the hosts on Thursday night, CSKA will be looking to carry on their fine run of form when Lyon make the trip to the VEB Arena. While Viktor Goncharenko’s side may currently sit in fifth position in the Russian Premier League table, the Horses are involved in a four-way battle to secure the crucial top four positions. With just their goal difference keeping them above Zenit, CSKA are only a single point away from jumping up to second. As for their recent form, Goncharenko’s side are unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions and have won three out of their last five. Even more impressive CSKA have not conceded a single goal in their last five consecutive matches.
As for the visitors on Thursday night, Lyon will be glad to know that their spot in next years Champions League has been all but confirmed as they now sit 10 points clear in fourth spot in Ligue 1. However, Bruno Génésio’s side are 23 points adrift of runaway league leaders PSG and after an impressive spell at the turn of the new year, Les Gones have begun to struggle as we reach the business end of the season. With just one win in their last five matches in all competitions, Lyon have now failed to win any of their last three.
Bet: CSKA to beat Lyon at 21/20 with Bet 365 >>
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