After losing at home to AS Monaco in gameweek one of the Champions League, Spurs will be hoping to pick up their first European points of the season in Russia against CSKA Moscow. Both teams are unbeaten in their leagues this season, and sit second on their respective tables.

Tale of The Tape:

Spurs continued their impressive league form with a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday, a result which placed them in second, four points behind league-leaders Manchester City. This marked three straight Premier League wins for Spurs – with their only loss of the season coming in their first Champions League game.

CSKA Moscow have been enjoying an unbeaten run of their own in the Russian Premier League this season, and are currently unbeaten in their first eight matches. Despite being unbeaten, their three draws mean they sit behind rivals Spartak Moscow, who also have a game in hand on CSKA. CSKA will be coming into this match off of the back of a 1-1 home draw to Krasnodar.

Tottenham are currently bottom of Group E after their 2-1 loss to Monaco in the first group game, whilst CSKA Moscow came from two down away to Bayer Leverkusen to earn themselves a draw which leaves them in joint second after their first match.

Team News:

Dembele and Dier were believed to be close to full fitness at the weekend after their injury-scares, but neither played a part and are expected to be assessed before the match against Moscow. Danny Rose is also expected to be assessed before the match following his hamstring injury. However, Spurs will be without Harry Kane, who will still be out with an ankle injury.

CSKA have a relatively clean bill of health, and no current suspensions meaning Leonid Slutsky should have his full squad at his disposal against Spurs.

Predicted CSKA Moscow XI:

Akinfeev, Fernandez, Berezuski, Ignashevich, Shchennikov, Wernbloom, Dzagoev, Ianov, Eremenko, Tosic, Traore

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI:

Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Alli, Son, Lamela, Eriksen, Janssen

Prediction: CSKA Moscow 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Follow the author on Twitter.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s