Being one of the two remaining Spanish representatives in the competition, Sevilla is looking to advance to the last eight of Europe’s prestigious club tournament without breaking a sweat against the Russian side at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium tomorrow.
After their first leg tie ended in a 1-1 draw, Sevilla have the advantage ahead of tomorrow’s clash. Sevilla has a 100% home record against Russian opponents stretching back to the 2005/2006 season. If the Spanish side beat CSKA – like everyone expects them to do then they will have a third successive win over Russian opponents in as many years.
Although the advantage is with Sevilla, the Spaniards come into this match on the back of some poor performances in the league. Losing to Real Madrid and drawing with Deportivo La Coruna in their last two outings, Sevilla will be hard pressed to ensure they win tomorrow’s game at all costs. With players like Zokora, Kanoute and Fabiano in their ranks, Sevilla have the firepower to overcome the Russians. They are currently Lying 5th in La Liga, and are fighting for a slot in next year’s tournament.
Sevilla are expected to field a sqyad that includes: Palop, Escude,Dragulinovic, Navarro, Navas, Adriano, Renato, Perolli, Fabiano and Kanoute. CSKA on the other hand need to score to progress. Their squad includes: (no one i am familiar with) but anyway their squad includes: Aleksei Berezutski, Vasili Berezutski, Ignashevich, Schennikov, Sembras, Honda, Gonzalez, Dzagnev and Necid.
My prediction for this is a 3-1 in favour of Sevilla.