CSKA Moscow (@2.1) vs Espanyol (@3.7)
04-10-2019

Our Prediction:

CSKA Moscow will win

CSKA Moscow – Espanyol Match Prediction | 04-10-2019 12:55

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CSKA to win the first half is a great way to go in this one. In two of their last three games in all competitions they have gone on to win the first half whilst Espanyol have gone four games in a row without scoring a goal in the opening 45 minutes. One thing that can be said about the Russian outfit is that they are often very fast out of the blocks. Six of their last seven goals have come in the first half including taking the lead against Ludogorets.

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In fact, this is Espanyols first foray in Europe since they famously reached the final of the UEFA Cup in 2007 losing to fellow La Liga outfit in the final. CSKA have more recent European action on their list and have never lost on home soil to a Spanish team with two wins and three draws to their name. The pair have never met before in European competition.

Russian Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow are aiming to get their Europa League campaign up and running. Which one of them will respond with a positive result here? Despite their bright domestic form, the Russian side had a horror start to their European campaign. CSKA are fresh from a hammering at the hand of Ludogorets, a result which put pressure on both of these sides.

Now the 2005 UEFA Cup champions will have to progress the hard way but if anything, that defeat proved that Viktor Goncharenkos side have some defensive frailties. In five away games in all competitions this season, Espanyol have netted in four of them whilst CSKA have scored in their last seven games in all competitions making both teams to score to good to ignore. CSKA were stunned after suffering a 5-1 defeat to Ludogorets in game week one despite being one of the favourites with popular sportsbooks to make it through the group with relative ease.

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Nevertheless, the hosts are sporting an impressive run form in the domestic league and are currently leading at the helm with a two-point advantage. CSKA Moscow were stunned by Ludogorets in their opening European clash on the road, with the latter mustering up a phenomenal comeback to go from being a goal down at the break to ultimately posting a 5-1 scoreline at the last blast of the whistle.

They need to score more and get things going. Can they make it? If they bring back that old form, it is possible. That is an accomplishment for them. Three points now would be big for them. They have no injuries and are ready for this game. As it was already said, Espanyol players were not playing football they wanted in the last pair of games against Sevilla and Alaves but have picked up against Eibar winning 2:1. Just before the match against Sevilla, they didnt lose in 16 consecutive matches from the last season, through the preseason this year.

However, they drew with Ferencvaros in their opening game, which has given them a boost going into this meeting with CSKA. While the visitors are heading here in the bottom three in La Liga, you wouldnt guess that by their away form so far. The visitors are in a very different position, having failed to win any of their last four games.

Form Summary

In 1901 the Catalan club changed its name to Club Espanol de Futbol. Los Periquitos used to play in bright yellow shirts in the past, but current colour of the teams home kit is blue and white. Espanyol were founded in 1900 and their original name was Sociedad Espanola de Football. Espanyol are a Catalan club that plays in Spanish La Liga.

This will be the first game between these two sets of teams. CSKA are heavily relying on standout striker Fedor Chalov who scored 3 times and assisted twice this season. My opinion is that we can expect a very tight game in this one. They have 25 points and are currently the League leaders in Russia. Both teams are looking to secure as good as possible results in this game hoping to achieve their season goals.

Despite their bright domestic form, the Russian side had a horror start to their European campaign. Russian Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow are aiming to get their Europa League campaign up and running. Which one of them will respond with a positive result here? CSKA are fresh from a hammering at the hand of Ludogorets, a result which put pressure on both of these sides.