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The Premier League meeting at Neftyanik Stadium on Sunday sees home team Ufa play against CSKA Moscow.
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Ufa will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-0 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Tambov.
Aleksei Gritsayenko (42') and Mikhail Kostyukov (79') scored for Tambov.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Ufa have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Gorozhane have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Ufa:
- have not been beaten in the league by CSKA Moskva in their last 3 games.
- have not won at home in their last 8 league matches. Something needs to change.
CSKA Moscow will go into this meeting after a 3-1 Premier League win with the eclipse of Spartak Moscow in their previous fixture.
For CSKA Moscow, goals were scored by Hörður Magnússon (30'), Nikola Vlašić (45') and Chidera Ejuke (92'). Ezequiel Ponce (11') was the scorer for Spartak Moscow.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games featuring CSKA Moscow, at least three goals have been struck. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is 3, with the average number of goals for Armeytsy standing at 1.83. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend will persist in this game.
Heading into this fixture, CSKA Moscow are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Draws have become a regular occurrence between these two clubs. In their head to head clashes beginning from 01/10/2017, fans have seen 5 of them. That’s an unusually high 83% of games finishing all-square.
A total of 11 goals were produced between them in these games, with 4 of them for Gorozhane and 7 for Armeytsy. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 22 on 15/03/2020 which ended up with the score at CSKA Moscow 0-0 Ufa.
The match was refereed by Nikolay Voloshin.
Team News: Ufa
Ufa boss Vadim Evseev does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
We think that Gorozhane may well kick off with a 3-5-1-1 formation this time, utilising Aleksandr Belenov, Ionut Nedelcearu, Aleksey Nikitin, Pavel Alikin, Azer Aliev, Danila Emelyanov, Artem Golubev, Igor Bezdenezhnykh, Oleg Danchenko, Olivier Thill and Timur Zhamaletdinov.
Team News: CSKA Moscow
CSKA boss Viktar Hancharenka has multiple availability issues to deal with. Igor Diveev (Problems with the right hip flexor), Alan Dzagoev (Muscle Injury), Ilzat Akhmetov (Fitness), Bruno Fuchs (Bruised Hip) and Kirill Nababkin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the thinking that Armeytsy appear most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system using Igor Akinfeev, Mário Figueira Fernandes, Vadim Karpov, Hördur Björgvin Magnusson, Georgi Schennikov, Ivan Oblyakov, Konstantin Maradishvili, Konstantin Kuchaev, Nikola Vlasic, Chidera Ejuke and Fedor Chalov.
We feel that Ufa will have their work cut out to be putting a goal past this CSKA Moscow side who we reckon will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for CSKA Moscow at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Neftyanik Stadium (15,234)
Captain: Pavel Alikin
Chairman: Marat Magadeyev
Manager: Vadim Evseev
Competitions: Premier League position 13