CSKA Moscow vs SKA-Khabarovsk
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29th July 2017
Kick off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: VEB Arena.
CSKA Moscow will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing 1-3 loss to city rivals Lokomotiv in the second round of the new Premier League season.
Armeitsy are set to host the league’s newcomers SKA Khabarovsk in what is going to be a one-way street from the first whistle this Saturday at VEB Arena.
The hosts will come into the game in high spirits in spite of the last round loss as they have managed to clinch a super important 0-2 win in mid-week’s tough Champions League fixture at AEK Athens.
Alan Dzagoev and Pontus Wernbloom bagged goals in the Greek capital to practically close the tie ahead of the rematch at VEB Arena next Wednesday.
CSKA have previously snatched a 1-3 win over Anzhi at the start of the season and we can expect yet another dominant attacking display from Viktor Goncharenko’s side this Saturday.
The newcomers are yet to score the first Premier League goal in their history.
They have failed to do so in two opening rounds of the competition (defeats to Zenit and Arsenal Tula) and they will have a very tough task to make it happen this weekend against one of the strongest teams in the league.
CSKA Moscow vs SKA Khabarovsk: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
CSKA Moscow vs SKA Khabarovsk: Prediction
Armeitsy are massive favourites and everything but a convincing win for the hosts would represent a major upset for us.
Aleksandr Golovin showed a fantastic form at the start of the season and we would not be surprised to see him on target against the struggling SKA side this weekend.
CSKA Moscow vs SKA Khabarovsk: Bet Tips
The first pick is CSKA Moscow -2.5 handicap at the odds of 7/5.
You can also try with Aleksandr Golovin to score anytime at 7/4.