CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Tula
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: VEB Arena, Moscow.
CSKA Moscow have huge problems with the efficiency in the final third at the start of the season. They only scored one goal in three games which was only enough to earn them two points in the process, meaning the victory over Arsenal Tula on Saturday afternoon comes as an imperative for Viktor Goncharenko’s troops.
The visitors failed to find the back of the net in opening two games after losing their talisman Artem Dzyuba in between two seasons.
However, they’ll come into this with an improved confidence after beating Akhmat Grozny 3-1 last weekend, their maiden victory of the season.
The breakthrough came thanks to the second-half comeback as wingers Luka Djordjevic and Zelimkhan Bakaev notched two goals within six minutes before substitute Daniyil Lesovoy set the final score in the fourth minute of the added time.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Tula: Head-to-head
- Arsenal Tula have never been a strong test for Armeitsy who won seven of eight head to head matches between the two teams.
- CSKA won all of five home clashes against Canoneers with an impressive 16-2 goal difference in the process.
- Armeitsy destroyed Arsenal in the previous home tie, beating them 6-0 in May this year.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Tula: Prediction
Goncharenko is desperate for the victory and the continuation of a superb H2H trend in matches with the Tula side here.
Nevertheless, it will be anything but an easy job for the hosts, especially if we know that Canoneers allowed only two goals in three outings so far in the season and that they’ll head into the match off the back of a 3-1 win over Akhmat Grozny.
The visitors will park the bus which is the strategy that should work against the struggling attacking line of CSKA’s here.
This is why we will back the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 1.60 as the main betting pick. You can also take the hosts to keep a clean sheet, something they’ve made in last three home clashes with Canoneeers. The odds for such bet are set at 1.90.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Tula: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60
CSKA Moscow to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90.