Michael Owen predicts CSKA Moscow v Manchester United

Michael Owen

Michael Owen believes CSKA Moscow and Manchester United will draw this evening.

Pundit Michael Owen has told Bet Victor that he believes Manchester United will draw against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League tonight.

United have had a mixed Champions League campaign so far, with defeat to PSV Eindhoven followed by a win over Wolfsburg giving Louis van Gaal plenty to do.

Tonight, United make the trip to Moscow to take on CSKA, in what is a real banana skin game for the Red Devils, given the huge amount of travel involved in the journey to Russia, and because of the talent at CSKA's disposal.

Players such as Roman Eremenko, Ahmed Musa and Seydou Doumbia can all cause United problems, even though Van Gaal's men will be favourites to claim a victory.

However, former United striker Michael Owen has had his say on the game, and told Bet Victor that he believes that United will only manage a draw away at CSKA, but did offer hope of a win for United by citing the poor defensive record of the Russian side as a major factor in this game.

"Both sides showed their character in coming from behind to win on matchday two and I was impressed with United’s win at Goodison at the weekend," said Owen. "CSKA came from two down to get a point against City on home soil last October and it promises to be another tough, close game. The CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev has conceded in each of his last 33 CL appearances and you have to go back almost a decade for his last shut out which came against Arsenal back in November 2006!" he added.

With attacking talents such as Memphis Depay, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, United will be confident of scoring goals in Moscow, but they have to make sure that they keep it tight at the back too, having conceded twice in Eindhoven and gone behind against Wolfsburg.

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