Basel 1.84 v CSKA Moscow 5.20; The Draw 3.70
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Big opportunity for Basel
Basel have a big opportunity to take a major step towards qualification for the knockout stages, when they host CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.
With Benfica surprisingly bottom of Group A having lost all three of their games and facing Manchester United at Old Trafford, a win for Basel over CSKA would give them nine points and make it very difficult for the Swiss side to be caught.
When these two teams met in the last round of games, Basel won 2-0 in Russia. CSKA made a good start to their Champions League campaign with an away victory at Benfica, but successive home defeats suggest that third place and spot in the Europa League is the best they can hope for.
This is especially true when you consider CSKA's recent form. Viktor Goncharenko's side have only won one of their last eight games and lost to Arsenal Tula on Friday.
Home win screams value
Basel are the 1.84 favourites, with the draw available at 3.70 and CSKA Moscow out at 5.20.
It's a pretty big price for Basel against a team that they were able to beat away from home just a fortnight ago. Raphael Wicky's team are unbeaten in eight games, in which they've only conceded two goals.
The 2.98 on offer for them to win half-time/full-time is tempting considering that they did just that in Moscow, but when the price for a straight win is as big as it is, there's no reason to take the extra risk.
Back Basel to win at 1.84