FC Copenhagen vs CSKA Moscow
Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Sportplatz Dietersdorf.
Copenhagen’s dominance in Danish football was ended in a very cruel manner as the Lions finished the season as many as 27 points shy of champions Midtjylland in fourth place.
It was, however, enough for Stale Solbakken’s men to secure the Europa League qualifications. They will begin the European adventure on Thursday visiting neighbouring Finland for the first leg clash with KuPS.
The Danes will be tested by the Russian Premier League runners-up CSKA Moscow before the first official game of the new season. The two teams are currently located in the Austrian football camp in Dietersdorf.
CSKA will certainly provide a very strong check for Copenhagen even though Armeitsy will be without some first team regulars who are still at the World Cup thanks to a magnificent run the Russians made, reaching the quarterfinal.
FC Copenhagen vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head
The two teams will take on each other for the first time ever this Saturday.
FC Copenhagen vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Copenhagen’s players should be in a better form given they’ve started the preparation period much earlier than their counterparts. Nevertheless, their most recent results do not promise success as the Lions lost two and drew one of last three friendlies, even though the opposition included the likes of Lyngby, Sturm Graz and Maribor.
The Superligaen champions back from the 2016 term sold strikers Andrija Pavlovic and Federico Santander, bringing in Kenan Kodro from Mainz 05 as a replacement in the final third. Such changes caused struggles n team’s build-up play as Copenhagen failed to find the back of the net at all in last two matches.
CSKA will be a tough nut to crack for the Danes and we do find the value in backing the Russian outfit to win.
FC Copenhagen vs CSKA Moscow: Bet Tips
CSKA Moscow to win @ 2.75
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.22.