The Premier League clash at VEB Arena on Monday sees home side CSKA Moscow taking on opponents Rotor Volgograd.
View all CSKA Moscow v Rotor Volgograd tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - as well as up-to-date odds.
CSKA Moscow, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Premier League victory over Tambov.
In that match, CSKA Moscow managed 70% possession and 26 attempts on goal with 11 of them on target. For CSKA Moscow, goals were scored by Nikola Vlašić (26') and Salomón Rondón (52'). Tambov had 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Artyom Arkhipov (16') was the scorer for Tambov.
It has not been often in recent times where CSKA Moscow have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Armeytsy have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals during that time. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Lokomotiv Moscow in Premier League action, Rotor Volgograd and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Rotor Volgograd had 37% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Lokomotiv Moskva had 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Grzegorz Krychowiak (21') and Rifat Zhemaletdinov (79') scored for Lokomotiv Moscow.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Rotor Volgograd has been noticeable of late. A glance at their last six outings reveals that this has happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 8 and Rotor have scored 4.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 13 on 01/11/2020 when it ended Rotor Volgograd 0-1 CSKA Moscow.
The match was refereed by Pavel Kukuyan.
Team News: CSKA Moscow
Konstantin Kuchaev (Muscle Injury), Bruno Fuchs (Foot surgery), Baktiyar Zaynutdinov (Pulled hamstring at the adductors), Kirill Nababkin (Groin Injury) and Hördur Magnússon (Achilles tendon rupture) will not be able to play for CSKA gaffer Ivica Olić.
Team News: Rotor Volgograd
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Rotor Volgograd boss Yuri Baturenko to be concerned about. Aleksey Shchetkin (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here.
In this game, Rotor Volgograd will need to be at their best to break down a CSKA Moscow team who will likely set up a big win.
We can see a 3-0 win for CSKA Moscow when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: VEB Arena (30,457)
Captain: Igor Akinfeev
Chairman: Yevgeni Giner
Manager: Ivica Olić
Competitions: Premier League position 4
🔑 Star Man: Konstantin Kuchayev
Normally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Konstantin Kuchayev was born in Ryazan, Russia. Having played his first senior match for CSKA Moscow in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 6 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.