Ural vs CSKA Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: SKB-Bank Arena.
Ural are one of rare teams without a single defeat after six opening rounds in Russian Premier League.
However, their streak if four consecutive draws will be on a huge challenge this Saturday when they host one of the main contenders for the crown CSKA Moscow at SKB-Bank Arena in Ekaterinburg.
Aleksandr Tarkhanov’s side actually helped CSKAS two weeks ago when they held red-hot Zenit to a 1-1 draw on the home patch.
The defensive line has functioned perfectly ever since the start of the season, but the team surprisingly conceded two goals in a draw with Arsenal Tula on Monday afternoon.
Each of three Ural’s matches at SKA-Bank Arena in this term of Premier League ended with the same scoreline (1-1).
Armeitsy have had a couple of unexpected home slip ups against Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan’, but they will come into the game with Ural in high spirits on the back of three subsequent wins.
The latest came in mid-week when CSKA took a massive edge in their Champions League tie with Young Boys thanks to a 0-1 victory at Stade de Suisse.
Ural vs CSKA Moscow: Head to head
Armeitsy have entirely dominated this match-up winning eight of ten H2H encounters with Ural.
CSKA are on a hot run of eight consecutive victories over Ural and they have not conceded a single goal in last three of the games during the streak.
Ural vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
The visitors are favourites, but the away win bet is far from a banker given Ural’s form and CSKA’s Champions League obligations.
We don’t expect to witness high tempo in this one as the Under 2.5 goals pops out as the best of the betting options.
Ural vs CSKA Moscow: Bet Tips
The top betting pick will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 13/20.
Braver tipsters can back the draw at 5/2 @ Betfair.