Aron Wright - April 7, 2018
CSKA Moscow vs Dynamo Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Monday, 9 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: VEB Arena (Moscow).
CSKA Moscow are set to host city rivals Dynamo in the midst of their Europa League tie with Arsenal. Speaking of it, the first leg did not go very well for Armeitsy who have suffered a tough 4-1 loss at Emirates Stadium. Coming back from such a loss against the in-form Arsenal side will be a mountain to climb.
We don’t expect Viktor Goncharenko to mix up his cards here given that the city derby with Dynamo has a huge importance for the team. The hosts would move lock on points with Spartak Moscow in the battle for the second place and the Champions League football next term. They have been pretty impressive in domestic affairs lately, winning three on the bounce ahead of this clash. CSKA have bagged five goals in last two league wins over Akhmat Grozny and Rostov and they’ve also proved quality by dispatching the likes of Olympique Lyon on two occasions in the last 16 round of Europa League.
Dynamo Moscow returned to the elite class last year. They have been struggling badly to adjust to life in the top tier at the start of the season, but they look to have found the wanted shape lately. Belo-Golubye are unbeaten un five league matches. Nonetheless, they still have plenty of work to do in order to secure the survival in the top class given they are currently level on points with Rostov in the place leading to the relegation playoffs at the end of the regular season.
CSKA Moscow have the chance to make it all square at 11 wins apiece with a result here.
Only one of last five H2H games has seen both teams on the scoreline.
This term’s encounter saw a goalless draw.
The hosts have a nice chance to overtake Spartak Moscow at the second place in the league ladder.
We doubt they’ll fail to take advantage of it given the quality is by far on their side.
Also, since Armeitsy have been pretty efficient in the final third lately, we’ll back them to score two or more goals here at the odds of 1.90.
CSKA Moscow to win @ 1.65
CSKA Moscow Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90