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

CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol prediction arrives ahead of the Europa League second-round matchup. The game will be played on October 3rd, at the Arena CSKA in Moscow, Russia. Based on the odds, draw is on the cards in this derby game. For this game, I will try to provide the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on my analysis of these two teams.

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.

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They have only conceded 6 goals this season. They try to score as early as possible, so they can finish the game later easily. They do not have injuries or suspensions, up to this day. CSKA is in a good defending form at the moment. With 4 league wins in a row, they hope that they can continue with their form here.

They conceded two goals or more in their final four Europa League games last season, while we expect Espanyol to take advantage. They come here with some strong results on the road behind them, while CSKA have won just once in their last five in this competition. The visitors have lost just one of their last 15 away trips in the Europa League.

On the other side, Espanyol lost their opener 2:0 in front of their home fans against Sevilla and after that, they have drawn 0:0 against Alaves. They will try to turn things around in this game. This is going to be a tough game for both CSKA and Espanyol early in the season. Neither of them will risk with an offensive football this time, so probably this will be a slow game with a small number of chances created, but with a possible, both teams scoring. I can expect under 2.5 goals in this one again, based on the start of the season.

Today's Tips

Espanyol are unbeaten in their last 22 games in all European competitions (W16 D6 L0) since they were eliminated in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup by Schalke in 2005-06. The visitors have claimed 100% of their league points on the road this season. They are unbeaten in three La Liga trips, while they head into this game aiming to stretch that and pile the pressure onto CSKA. After all, the away side have built up a fine record on the continent over the years.

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.

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.

Our Prediction for CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol

They conceded two goals or more in their final four Europa League games last season, while we expect Espanyol to take advantage. The visitors have lost just one of their last 15 away trips in the Europa League. They come here with some strong results on the road behind them, while CSKA have won just once in their last five in this competition.

A double chance backing the draw and away team often offers solid value in a game that is expected to be tight. Admittedly CSKA have never lost on home soil in the Europa League to Spanish opposition but could always be a first. The 5-1 loss to Ludogorets was perhaps a wake-up call to CSKA and Espanyol will believe they have what it takes to get the win despite being slight underdogs with online betting sites to nick the win. By covering off both the draw and away win you are still left with enough value should CSKA implode like they did in game week one.

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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.