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CSKA Moscow vs PAOK – Hosts to seal qualification

| 22.02.2011

CSKA have scored 15 goals in their four home games in this season’s Europa League and although they may not enjoy the same success in front of goal against PAOK, they should still have little trouble securing victory.

Match Odds

The deadliness of the Russians in attack has been one of the reasons as to why they have a 100 per cent winning record at home in this season’s competition, while they have won eight of their last nine European fixtures.

This includes CSKA’s 1-0 first-leg victory in Greece and they are 1/3 in the Europa League betting to witness success again in the second leg to safely move into the last 16 of the competition.

PAOK will definitely need to improve their scoring record if they harbour any aspirations of overturning their first-leg deficit, as they have only managed five goals in the competition to date this season.

It is 8/1 that PAOK claim victory in the second leg, while the draw that would send CSKA through to a clash with either Porto or Sevilla is 4/1.

CSKA Goal Crazy

CSKA have been averaging virtually four goals in each of their home games in the Europa League thus far, but with PAOK usually keeping things tight at the back on the road, they may struggle to maintain this level of proficiency.

PAOK have not conceded more than once in their last nine European away games, but they may do against CSKA if they have to adopt a more attacking strategy in order to erase their 1-0 defeat in Greece.

Therefore, good value may be found in the 1/1 that CSKA score either two or three goals in the second leg.

Meanwhile, it is 5/1 that CSKA win 2-0 to ensure a 3-0 aggregate victory.

A £25 stake on CSKA beating PAOK 3-0 would return £175. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.