PSV Eindhoven will want nothing but three points when they host CSKA Moscow in a crucial UEFA Champions League Group B match on Tuesday.
The Dutch side are currently in third, two points behind the leaders Wolfsburg and a point adrift of Manchester United. With United playing Wolfsburg at the same time, any two of the three teams in contention could go through to the last 16. CSKA Moscow, who have lost five out of their last six matches, are out of contention for a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
"We know about CSKA's recent problems, but they are a well-organised side with technical ability," PSV manager Philip Cocu said. "They don't need possession to win a match as they're very quick in the transition from defence to attack.
"Our aim is to win and go through to the next round, and we are confident we can do just that without being naive.
"We will certainly follow what is happening in the other match, but the focus will be on our own game. We have an enormous drive at the club to make it a night to remember."
PSV can guarantee a spot in the Champions League knockout stages with a win against CSKA Moscow, while a draw will be enough to see them through as well, provided Manchester United lose to Wolfsburg in Germany.
CSKA are too far behind to contend for a place in the last 16, but they still have something to play for, as a win will push them into the Europa League.
"Some players are a bit tired and carrying minor knocks, but for an important match we have to be ready and get a good result," CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutski said.
"We expect PSV to play on the front foot so we want to capitalise with our counterattacking style. We have seen PSV a lot and they don't really change the way they play."
Team news: PSV Eindhoven: Cocu has a problem at left-back with Jetro Willems and Simon Poulsen ruled out. Nciolas Isimat-Mirin is set to take his place in the starting XI at the back. Apart from Poulsen and Willems, Luciano Narsingh, Koch, Maxime Lestienne and Santiago Arias are also missing from the squad.
CSKA Moscow: Vasili Berezutski, Georgi Schennikov and Roman Eremenko are ruled out for the Russian side.
Where to Watch Live
PSV vs CSKA Moscow is scheduled for an 8.45 pm CET (1.15 am IST, 7.45 pm GMT, 2.45 pm ET) start. There will be no live coverage of the UEFA Champions League match in India , but the action can be watched via live streaming online on Ten Sports Live.
The UCL game will be shown live in Spain, Middle East, Australia and France on Bein Sports, while the online live streaming option is on Bein Sports Connect. SBS 6 and Sport1 Voetball is the place to be to watch the Champions League match in the Netherlands, while Russia viewers can flip their remotes to NTV+ and Belarus 2.
Viewers in the UK can watch the game live on BT Sport Xtra, while all the Champions League action can also be live streamed on Watch BT Sport.