Ufa vs CSKA Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Neftyanik (Ufa).
Ufa were one of the most pleasant surprises of the previous term of Russian Premier League, but they’ll hardly match such success this time around. The hosts have been on a horrendous spell of form lately losing five and drawing two of last seven matches across competitions. They lost four on the bounce in the domestic league and suffered the Europa League exit against Scottish Rangers.
It0s definitely not the kind of form you want to have ahead of the clash with one of country’s heavyweights, CSKA. Armeitsy come into Saturday’s contest at Stadion Neftyanik in incomparably higher spirits following a demolishing 4-0 victory over Ural before the international break. Viktor Goncharenko and his men still have a long way to go to cancel the poor start to the season, but they should really not struggle to dispatch the likes of Ufa here.
Ufa vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also favour CSKA dramatically.
Armeitsy won 8, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 12 meetings with Ufa.
Gorozhane, however, managed to stay unbeaten in last two meetings with CSKA Moscow in the previous term of the competition.
Ufa vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Fedor Chalov has been responsible for the finishing touch at CSKA so far in the season. The Russian forward took his league tally to five goals in six games by completing a hat.trick in the aforementioned thumping of Ural in the previous round. You can back him to keep up with such form and score anytime against the struggling opposition at the 2.60 odds.
The away win is a genuine banker based on everything written above. Ufa just don’t remind of the team they used to be under Sergei Semak last season. They scored just two goals in last five matches in all competitions, meaning you can also try with Armeitsy to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.00.
Ufa vs CSKA Moscow: Bet Tips
CSKA Moscow to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
CSKA Moscow to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).