Akhmat Grozny vs CSKA Moscow
Russia- Premier League
Date: Friday, 23 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Akhmat-Arena (Groznyj).
The hosts are 8th in the league at present. In the 14 league matches till now they have 5 wins and the same number of losses as well. They have conceded 14 goals which is 2 more than what they scored.
In 7 of their recent competitive matches, the Wolves have lost 3 and won only 2. Under 2.5 goals were scored in total in 6 of those matches consecutively. They are without a win in the last 4 matches played at home, which includes a 3 match drawing streak in the league also.
Six of their last 7 home matches saw under 2.5 goals at the final whistle. So they have lost some valuable points in front of their home crowd due to their inability to score.
The current runners-up in the Premier League are 5th at the moment. Unlike last season they are poor at scoring, with only 19 scored till now. But their defense is the best in the competitions with just 7 conceded in 14 matches. From their 14 matches, they have won 6 and lost thrice. They are equal on points with Rostov and a win in this match will possibly help them to progress to second place.
In the last 6 matches they played in all competitions, they lost half of them and won twice; similar to their rivals for Friday. The most impressive performance was the last game against Zenit who are current toppers in the league. That 2-0 win at home will give them a much-needed boost going forward in the league.
A 7 match unbeaten streak in all away games was going on for them at the start of the season. But two defeats has broken their momentum. But in the league, they are still on a 7 match unbeaten streak, which includes 3 wins on the trot. Under 2.5 goals came in 5 of those 7 games. So they are not out of the picture against Akhmat on Friday.
Moscow is considered favorites for Friday’s match. With just 4 points between these two, the match promises to be a thriller.
Akhmat Grozny vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head (h2h)
- CSKA has 4 wins and a loss in the last 5 games against this opposition across all venues.
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of the last 6 h2h matches.
- Moscow is undefeated in the last 4 matches played at this ground against the hosts, of which 3 wins are included.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in 5 of the last 8 h2h games played in this venue.
Akhmat Grozny vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Akhmat is winless in their last 3 home games. They have problems in front of goals which is clear from the last 3 matches when they failed to trouble the scoreline. But the Horses are on a 7 match unbeaten run in their last 7 away matches. So based on this away form we can bet on the away team to win with 1.53 odd.
In 9 games that the hosts played in the league the final score was below 2.5 goals. They have failed to find the target in the last 3 competitive games they played. For Moscow, 6 of their last 7 away fixtures ended with the score was under 2.5 goals. In 10 of their entire league matches, the same trend can be viewed. So we can bet on a score of under 2.5 goals with 1.50 odd.
Akhmat Grozny vs CSKA Moscow: Betting Tips
Away win @ 1.53 (6/11).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).