UCL Soccer Picks: Fade the Public & Bet a Much More Talented CSKA Moscow Over Man. United

Steven Suarez

Monday, October 19, 2015 3:20 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 3:20 PM UTC

Every team in Group B has three points through the first two plays. Should we be banking on Man United or CSKA Moscow with our soccer picks when the two sides clash on Wednesday?

Odds Overview
The UEFA Champions League soccer odds are tight for Wednesday's match in Moscow. The home team is right around +185, with the Red Devils priced out at +155 and a draw listed at roughly +230.


CSKA Moscow
The Horses, as they're affectionately known to some, are on top of Russian Premier League, having earned 32 points through 12 matches, while sporting a +14 goal differential. They're ahead of second-place Lokomotiv Moscow by five points.

As far as their UCL campaign goes, CSKA Moscow has split their first two matches, losing 1-0 away to Wolfsburgh in their opener but then rebounding to beat PSV 3-2 at home. Seydou Doumbia and Ahmed Musa are the two to watch, having combined for nine goals in the team's European journey so far this season.

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Manchester United
Given the fact United has won five of their last six matches across all competitions (their one loss coming away to Arsenal), they'll be feeling good about their chances of getting a positive result this week.

The Red Devils could really use just that after falling to PSV in their most recent UCL match, that after they had opened so brilliantly in a 4-0 rout of Club Brugge. Will Louis van Gaal's men be ready for the challenge on Wednesday?


Champions League Pick
The Red Devils are always going to get a lot of love from the public, considering they're one of the most well-known, recognized teams in the world. And yes, United has been playing rather well this season.

But, CSKA Moscow has been the best team in Russia this season and just notched a nice home win over PSV in their latest European encounter. They've got some serious talent, and we know the small but loud crowd in Moscow is going to make life difficult on the visiting Red Devils. We're going out on a limb and backing the hosts to earn all three points as our soccer pick.

Predicted Final Score: CSKA Moscow 2 Manchester United 1

UCL Soccer Pick: CSKA Moscow +190 at Bet365

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