CSKA Moscow know that they realistically need to start Group G with a win against Plzen if they are to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stages.
The Russian giants and Plzen have been drawn against Champions League holders Real Madrid and last year's semi-finalists AS Roma, with those two teams already confident of progress.
As such, picking up maximum points against Czech title holders Plzen is a must to ensure their hopes of a last-16 spot are not dashed before they have even truly begun.
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Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Subject to change
- 2-2 draw: 13/1
- Plzen to win 1-0: 6/1
- Krmencik to score first: 4/1
- CSKA to win 2-1: 11/1
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Head to head
The two sides met in the 2013-14 Champions League group stages. CSKA won 3-2 in St Petersburg, but lost 2-1 in Plzen.
Plzen: Kozacik, Reznik, Pernica, Hubnik, Limbersky, Horava, Hrosovsky, Kopic, Kolar, Kovarik, Krmencik
Subs: Hruska, Hejda, Zeman, Havel, Cermak, Reznicek, Ekpai
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Becao, Chernov, Nababkin, Fernandes, Vlasic, Oblyakov, Dzagoev, Efremov, Bijol, Chalov
Subs: Kyrnats, Sigurdsson, Nishimura, Schennikov, Gordyushenko, Zhamaletdinov, Akhmetov
Referee: Benoit Bastien (Lorraine)