Sovetov Samara vs CSKA Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 14 July 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Samara Arena (Samara).
Last season, either of these had contrasting fortunes. CSKA battled for the third and last Champions League spot available and settled for a Europa ticket, while their counterparts struggled to stay alive in this competition.
They finished in the playoff zone for relegation and had to wade through some tough challenges before ensuring their participation in this edition of the Premier League.
In a sense though, Moscow will be disappointed that they missed out on Europe’s premier competition, while Samara will be happy that they saved their face by not getting the boot.
It’s important for both of these squads to start on the right note if they need to avoid the last-minute rush of the last season, and as such, despite this being the first game of the season, a win is of high priority.
Sovetov Samara vs CSKA Moscow Head-to-head (h2h)
- 19 of the last 20 wins went to Moscow.
- The last time these two met, Moscow registered a huge 6-0 win.
- The last nine meetings at this venue saw eight away wins, and these eight were in a row.
- Seven of the last nine encounters at this stadium had the home team let in two or more goals.
Sovetov Samara vs CSKA Moscow Prediction
CSKA represents Russia in the Europa League, while Sovetov was lucky to not get relegated last season. In addition, the former missed out on the Champions League by a whisker, and they will be determined to make a more focused effort in that regards, and in all probability, we can count on them to go strong from the first minute of the season.
Going on, Samara was winless in nine of their last eleven fixtures and is winless in their last five at home, of which four were losses.
Importantly, in h2h ties, the top-tier squad holds a huge superiority. They recorded 19 of the last 20 such wins and had delivered a 6-0 loss in the most recent one. At this venue, they won eight of the last nine encounters and scored two or more goals in seven of these nine.
Despite the away handicap, count on the guests to start their league campaign with a bang.
Sovetov Samara vs CSKA Moscow Betting Tips
CSKA Moscow to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
CSKA Moscow to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).