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The Premier League meeting at VEB Arena on Saturday will see home team CSKA Moscow take on Ufa.
All CSKA Moscow v Ufa match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
CSKA Moscow will be looking for an improved result here following the 1-0 Premier League defeat last time out to Spartak Moscow.
In that game, CSKA Moscow had 43% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. On the other side, Spartak Moskva got 22 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Jordan Larsson (52') scored for Spartak Moscow.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that CSKA Moscow have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Armeytsy have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals in the process. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this game, however.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Sochi in Premier League action, Ufa will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Ufa managed 66% possession and 22 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Ufa, the goals were scored by Vyacheslav Krotov (19') and Timur Zhamaletdinov (78'). Sochi got 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Danila Prokhin (8'), Anton Zabolotny (14') and Christian Noboa (91') scored for Sochi.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Ufa, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Ufa working out to 1.33.
Heading into this fixture, Ufa haven't been defeated by CSKA Moscow when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 15/04/2018 tells us that CSKA Moscow have won 2 of these & Ufa 0, with the tally of draws standing at 4.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 for Armeytsy and 4 netted by Gorozhane. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league contest between the two was Premier League match day 8 on 20/09/2020 when it ended Ufa 0-1 CSKA Moscow.
The referee was Nikolay Voloshin.
Team News: CSKA Moscow
Mário Fernandes (Hip Injury), Baktiyar Zaynutdinov (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) and Hördur Magnússon (Achilles tendon rupture) will be missing for CSKA boss Ivica Olić. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Alan Dzagoev and Konstantin Maradishvili.
Team News: Ufa
Ufa has multiple availability issues to deal with. Aleksandr Sukhov (Hip Injury) and Aleksandr Belenov (Ill) miss out here. Bojan Jokic will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Our thinking is that CSKA Moscow should be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Ufa are also probably going to find it difficult to score a goal of their own - but, we do see them pulling one back during this clash.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for CSKA Moscow at the end of this one.
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 6
🔑 Star Player: Fyodor Chalov
Typically taking up the Striker position, Fyodor Chalov was born in Moscow, Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for CSKA Moscow in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 5 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 24 appearances.