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

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.

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.

Mario Fernandes signed for CSKA Moscow in 2012 from Gremio and during his time in Russia he has already surpassed the 100-game mark for the Armeitsy who faced plenty of pressure to sell their prized asset in 2015 with Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Barcelona all believed to be interested in a played dubbed the new Lucio. It is exactly his versatility that makes him a player of significant quality. Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes is a right-back by trade, but the 25-year-old South American can also play at centre-back.

Prediction correct score: 2 - 1

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.

Russian Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow are aiming to get their Europa League campaign up and running. Which one of them will respond with a positive result here? Despite their bright domestic form, the Russian side had a horror start to their European campaign. CSKA are fresh from a hammering at the hand of Ludogorets, a result which put pressure on both of these sides.

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.

However, that was quickly forgotten in their last clash, as they were thumped by Bulgarian opposition. The hosts are looking good for domestic success this season, with a two-point lead at the top in Russia. However, can they bounce back or was that defeat part of their wider struggles in Europe? Theres now a huge task on the hoss hands just to make it out of this group, while they certainly need a response.

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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.

CSKA to win the first half is a great way to go in this one. In two of their last three games in all competitions they have gone on to win the first half whilst Espanyol have gone four games in a row without scoring a goal in the opening 45 minutes. One thing that can be said about the Russian outfit is that they are often very fast out of the blocks. Six of their last seven goals have come in the first half including taking the lead against Ludogorets.

Los Periquitos came from behind to share the spoils with Ferencvaros in Barcelona in the opening match of their Europa League campaign, with the team experiencing all sorts of problems at the back in a 2-0 loss to Real Valladolid in their last league match. CSKA are a real force to be reckoned with at home, therefore, we predict that they are going to beat Espanyol at VEB Arena.

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.

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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.

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.