Sporting Lisbon Favourites To Beat CSKA Moscow on Tuesday

Published on August 17th, 2015 8:07 pm EST


One of the UEFA Champions League qualification matches on Tuesday will see Sporting Lisbon play host to CSKA Moscow. The stakes are very high in this one, as the winner will advance to the Group Stage of Champions League play. The playoff round is going to conclude next week with the second leg matches.

Sporting Lisbon is the favourite to win their first leg match against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, as evidenced by these betting odds:

Sporting Lisbon, 1.95
Draw, 3.25
CSKA Moscow, 4.20

Sporting Lisbon will be relying heavily on the likes of Fredy Montero and Islam Slimani to lead them to victory, while CSKA Moscow will be hoping for a timely strike from the likes of Ahmed Musa and Seydou Doumbia to notch an all-important away goal.


According to the bookmakers, here are the three likeliest results of Tuesday's match:

Sporting Lisbon Wins 1-0, 6.50
Draw 1-1, 7.00
Draw 0-0, 8.50

CSKA Moscow will be looking to play a stiflingly defensive road game on Tuesday, while also hoping to capitalize on a Sporting Lisbon mistake. Sporting Lisbon, on the other hand, will be looking to create some distance between themselves and CSKA Moscow.


The stakes, as mentioned, are extremely high. Win and you enter a tournament that includes the biggest teams in the world, including Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid. Lose and you will be left to answer the question - what if?

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