Orenburg vs CSKA Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Friday, 28 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Gazovik (Rostoshi).
Orenburg made it three games on the spin without a win in the Premier League when they drew 1-1 away at Akhmat Grozny last weekend. On the bright side, they ended the two-loss streak which ruined a generally promising start to the new campaign in the top flight of Russian football for them.
The team led by Vladimir Fedotov will see the continuation of a daunting schedule on Friday when they are set to raise the curtain on the Matchday No 9 with the home clash against big guns CSKA Moscow.
The visitors ended the two-win thread by playing a 1-1 draw to fierce city rivals Spartak five days ago. Everton loanee Nikola Vlasic was the one who bagged the equalizer right at the hour-mark on Sunday for Armeitsy.
It was the second straight game which saw the Croatian attacking midfielder rescuing CSKA from a defeat as he had previously brought his team back on level terms in the Champions League opener against Viktoria Plzen (2-2).
Orenburg vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head
- The two teams will meet each other only for the third time.
- CSKA won both H2H games in the 2016/17 campaign without conceding a single goal in the process (3-0 goal difference).
Orenburg vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Orenburg made an upset beating Lokomotiv Moscow at the start of the season (1-0), but their form generally looks to have hit a stumbling block of late. It might be caused by a tough schedule, but CSKA Moscow will be no easy rivals for them here either.
The visitors have been in good touch lately, winning three and drawing two of past five league games. They bagged at least three goals on three separate occasions along the way. We thus have to recognize the value in backing Armeitsy to pick up the spoils at the odds of 1.95 here.
Since Orenburg notched at least a goal in each of three home games this season, we find the Over 1.5 goals FT a banker at 1.40.
Orenburg vs CSKA Moscow: Bet Tips
CSKA Moscow to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Over 1.5 Goals FT @ 1.40 (2/5).