Basel vs CSKA M
Basel hosts CSKA Moscow in a match from the 4th round of the Champions League group stages. This is a game from Group A of the competition.Basel is currently 2nd in the group with 6 points won so far, while CSKA is 3rd with 3 points. This is a very crucial match for the fight for the 2nd spot in the group if we accept that Manchester United can’t be stopped from winning the first place.Basel started their participation in the tournament with a loss against Manchester United, but after that, the Swiss team won twice against Benfica and CSKA. In the last round they managed to beat CSKA in Moscow and now they will try to do the same thing at home.If Basel wins this match, they will make a huge step towards their goal to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League. Based on their last game against CSKA and the home ground factor, they are the favorites in this game. The Russian side had the chance to do more at home, but they wasted it. Now it’s going to be much more difficult for them on Swiss ground.In the Swiss Super League Basel are struggling, which is surprising because they usually dominate the league without a problem. Right now Basel is 2nd in the Super League standings, being on 7 points behind the leader Young Boys. They must improve very quickly if they want to defend their crown this season.As for CSKA, their points in this group were won in the match against Benfica. After that, the Russian side lost two consecutive times against Manchester United and Basel. In the Russian Premier League CSKA are currently third, being on 7 points behind the leader Lokomotiv Moscow. Just like Basel, they need to improve if they want to achieve something more in the domestic league.