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CSKA Moscow will be taking on the visiting Spartak Moscow at VEB Arena in this Premier League tie on Tuesday.
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CSKA Moscow prepare for this game following a 0-0 Premier League drawn match against Dynamo Moscow.
CSKA Moscow haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 4 against opposition teams over their previous six fixtures. In those meetings, Armeytsy have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 8. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Going into this contest, CSKA Moscow have not won at home in their last 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Previously, Spartak Moscow drew 0-0 in the Premier League tie with Ufa.
The only name on the scoresheet from Spartak Moscow was Aleksandr Sobolev (88').
Domenico Tedesco's Spartak Moscow have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 9 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 8.
A look at their previous results shows us that Spartak Moscow:
- have not beaten CSKA Moskva in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 30/04/2017 shows that CSKA Moscow have won 2 of them and Spartak Moscow 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them for Armeytsy and 9 being from Narodnaya komanda. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league match between these clubs was Premier League match day 6 on 19/08/2019 when it ended Spartak Moscow 2-1 CSKA Moscow.
The match was refereed by Sergei Karasev.
Team News: CSKA Moscow
Ilya Shkurin (Unknown Injury), Alan Dzagoev (Hip Injury) and Ilzat Akhmetov (Surgery) won’t be able to feature for CSKA boss Viktar Hancharenka. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Vadim Karpov and Jaka Bijol.
It’s our opinion that Armeytsy will possibly use the 3-5-1-1 system for this game, utilising Igor Akinfeev, Viktor Vasin, Igor Diveev, Hördur Björgvin Magnusson, Georgi Schennikov, Nikola Vlasic, Konstantin Maradishvili, Ivan Oblyakov, Mário Figueira Fernandes, Arnór Sigurdsson and Fedor Chalov.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Spartak manager Domenico Tedesco has a number of players out of action. Ilya Kutepov (Leg Injury) and Guus Til (Muscle Injury) can’t be considered. Alex Kral will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It’s our belief that Narodnaya komanda seem most likely to make use of a 3-5-2 formation, settling for Aleksandr Maksimenko, Georgiy Dzhikiya, Pavel Maslov, Samuel Gigot, Nikolay Rasskazov, Roman Zobnin, Nail Umyarov, Nikita Bakalyuk, Ayrton, Jordan Larsson and Aleksandr Sobolev.
We envisage that Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. That’s why we have predicted a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: VEB Arena (30,457)
Captain: Igor Akinfeev
Chairman: Yevgeni Giner
Manager: Viktar Hancharenka
Competitions: Premier League position 5
⭐ Key Player: Fyodor Chalov
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Fyodor Chalov was born in Moscow, Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for CSKA Moskva in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 season so far in 24 appearances.