CSKA Moscow 6.20 v Real Madrid 1.63; The Draw 4.20 Tuesday 2 October, 20:00 Live on BT Sport Extra
Holders in inconsistent form
Real Madrid kicked off their defence of their Champions League title with a 3-0 victory over Roma, but they have been in mixed form of late.
Julen Lopetegui's side have only won two of their last five matches (D2 L1). They were well beaten in a 3-0 defeat away at Sevilla last week and drew 0-0 at home in the derby match against Atletico on Saturday. Fortunately for Real and their new manager, their rivals in the Spanish title race have also started slowly, with the leaders Barcelona only a point ahead.
CSKA Moscow are six points off the pace in the Russian Premier League. Fourth in the table, they have drawn four of their nine games (W4 L1).
The Russians also drew their opening Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen, though due to the circumstances it felt more like a triumph than a disappointment. Away from home and 2-0 down at half-time, CSKA fought back to level the scores to 2-2 with a 90th minute goal.
Real could concede
Real have a number of injuries at the moment, with Gareth Bale, Isco, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos all missing from the squad that will travel to Moscow. With that and the inconsistent nature of their results right now, the price for a Real Madrid win looks a little short.
CSKA have scored in each of their last eight matches and that could be the key to unlocking some value for a Real Madrid win. Back a Madrid victory and both teams to score at 3.10.
Back a Real Madrid win and for both teams to score against CSKA Moscow at 3.10