Krylya Sovetov vs CSKA Moscow
Russia Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Samara Arena, Samara.
It was only a one-year loan on the lower division football for Krylya Sovetov last term as they instantly returned to the elite class with a strong FNL campaign. They are set to begin the new season on Tuesday evening, hosting last year runners-up CSKA Moscow in the last game of the opening Matchday at Samara Arena.
Russian Premier League started at the weekend, but CSKA Moscow played the Super Cup final with champions Lokomotiv on Friday. Armeitsy picked up a narrow victory to make a victorious start to the season as the substitute Khetag Khosonov made the difference netting the only goal of the game at the start of the second period of extra-time in Nizhniy Novgorod.
Krylya Sovetov vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head
CSKA dominated the match-up over the course of history winning 19 and losing just 5 of 30 outings against Perya.
Armeitsy won nine of last ten meetings with Krylya Sovetov.
Only two of last six head to head games saw goals at both ends.
Krylya Sovetov vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
We have to say the 2.20 odds offered for the visitors to clinch the victory look quite attractive if we know they have a superb head to head record with Krylya (9 wins in last 10 games). Furthermore, the hosts’ head coach Andre Trikhonov does not quite have reasons for optimism ahead of the clash as his men lost three and drew one of last four pre-season friendlies. Their final test ahead of the official start of the season brought a demolishing 1-5 defeat to German 2. Bundesliga outfit Erzgebirge Aue.
Viktor Goncharenko, on the other side, has a star studded squad on disposal, including some of the names who had a big role in leading Russia towards the quarterfinal at the recently finished World Cup. Igor Akinfeev, Alan Dzagoev and Mario Fernandes all featured the World Cup squad. They all made the starting line-up in the mentioned Super Cup victory against fierce city rivals and we expect. Fedor Chalov and Vitinho will be a huge threat to Krylya’s goal here and we can hardly see the home side avoiding a defeat against one of the main contenders for the crown here.
Krylya Sovetov vs CSKA Moscow: Bet Tips
CSKA Moscow to win @ 2.20
CSKA Moscow to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50.