Viktoria Plzen vs CSKA Moscow: Predictions, betting tips, live stream, TV channel – Champions League 2018-19 preview

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Viktoria Plzen vs CSKA Moscow
Uefa Champions League 2018/19
Venue: Doosan Arena
Date: Wednesday, 19 September
Kick-off time: 8pm BST

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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TV online and live stream coverage

The match will be televised live on BT Sport Extra 4. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Tickets

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Prediction

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.

Team news

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)