Anzhi vs CSKA Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Anzhi-Arena (Kaspiysk).
Anzhi found a winning formula after making a dreadful start to the new Premier League campaign. They won two and drew one of last three league ties to escape the very foot of the league ladder after losing six consecutive affairs beforehand. The head coach Magomed Adiev did a phenomenal job on improving team’s defensive displays as Orly shipped just one goal in last three league fixtures. Can they maintain such form on Friday when last term runners-up CSKA Moscow come to visit Anzhi-Arena in the 11th round clash?
The visitors will come into the game in lower spirits following a disappointing 0-1 defeat to fierce city rivals Lokomotiv. The loss left Armeitsy as many as nine points below runaway leaders Zenit and Viktor Goncharenko’s men do not have luxury of affording another slip-up here if they are to keep ground on top sides in the battle for the title.
Anzhi vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head
CSKA will rely heavily on H2H stats here.
Armeitsy were super dominant winning 12, drawing 4 and losing just 2 of 18 encounters against Anzhi so far.
CSKA Moscow won four and drew one of last five matches against Orly, bagging an impressive nine-goal tally in last three meetings with Anzhi.
Anzhi vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
The H2H record counts for little as far as we are concerned. There is just no value in backing the Moscow side to win here at ridiculously low 1.44 odds given they will be up against a highly-motivated in-form Anzhi side who are winless in last four games in all competitions.
The local crowd will no doubts make an electrifying atmosphere in and around Anzhi Arena in Kaspiysk. The hosts are expected to park the bus and try and keep it a low-scoring affair. They did very well to keep things quiet at the back recently which is why we will back the Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.66 instead of going for the away win at 1.44.
Anzhi vs CSKA Moscow: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
CSKA Moscow Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).