CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Arena CSKA.
The Horses have been one of the best teams in the competition for a long time, and last season, they had narrowly missed out on a ticket to the Champions League.
They seem determined to make amends for that miss, and have made a terrific start to their season. They had a 100% winning record in the league, till they took on Zenit – the reigning champions.
Still, Viktor Goncharenko’s men made Zenit concede for the first time this season, and almost gave them a run for their money.
Meanwhile, the Stones have been a mid-table team on their best for the past several campaigns, and this time around, they have dropped their level even further. As of now, they have a 100% winless record, and have conceded the most number of goals so far as well.
They also do have a 100% losing record if not for their draw against Ural, another struggling team, and to top it all off, they have an embarrassing h2h record against this rival.
Considering these observations, expect a winning performance from CSKA Moscow this Saturday.
CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Horses had recorded 23 of the previous 34 overall wins.
- In the last six years, they had registered eight of the last nine overall wins.
- At this stadium, the hosts had recorded 16 of the preceding 19 wins.
- The hosts had kept clean sheets in ten of the previous fifteen encounters here.
CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Prediction
Goncharenko’s men were unbeaten in nine of their last eleven overall match-ups, and they have lost just once at home since the first week of December. Importantly, this sole loss had come against Zenit.
On the other hand, their opposite number are completely winless this campaign, and they have won just twice on the road in the past 13-month period.
Going on, the Horses also do have an absolutely dominating h2h record against this opponent over the years, and especially so at this stadium.
As such, expect CSKA Moscow to post a win this Saturday in style.
CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Betting Tips
CSKA Moscow to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by CSKA Moscow @ 1.90 (9/10).