Akhmat Grozny vs. CSKA Moscow 8/30/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akhmat Grozny 3-1-1, CSKA Moscow 2-1-2
8/30/20 11 am
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Akhmat Grozny is welcoming CSKA Moscow to Akhmat-Arena in round 6 in the Russian Premier League.
Akhmat has started the season slowly, but they have won their last 3 games. During this stretch, Akhmat has scored massive 8 goals, while conceding 4 goals. With 10 points, 8 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, Akhmat is in high 5th place, and they are getting close to the Champions League. Ilijin has scored 3 goals for Akhmat so far this season, while Roshi and Timofeev have both scored 2 goals. Iliji also added 2 assists. Angel is the only injured player for Akhmat, and he is also suspended because of the red card, while Bystrov is also suspended because of an indirect red card. In their latest Premier League match against Lokomotiv Moscow on the road, Akhmat has had only 38% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and low 69% of accurate passes. Akhmat has won this match 2-3 on the road. Akhmat has barely escaped the relegation zone last season, which makes this 5th place a huge success, but I’m not sure for how long can Akhmat keep their game on this level. They better enjoy it while it lasts.
CSKA has stared the season with 2 nice wins, but they haven’t won any of their last 3 straight games in the Premier League. In their last game against Krasnodar on the road, CSKA has had 47% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 74% of the correct passes. CSKA has had the lead since the 28th minute, but overall, this was a horrible game for CSKA, and they conceded a goal in the 80th minute of the game. The final score of the match was 1-1. CSKA is in 9th place in the standings with only 7 points, 7 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals. Kuchaev is the leading goalscorer for CSKA with 3 goals, while Vlasic added 2 goals and 1 assist. Akhmetov, Dzogaev, and Nababkin are all injured, and none of them will be in the lineup for this game. CSKA has to get back on the winning track as soon as possible, otherwise, their chances of winning the title will go down the drain. For many years in a row, CSKA was the best team in Russia, but they have been stagnant over the past few seasons. The quality is still there, but CSKA is not investing money in the youth academy, and they are not buying players that are good enough for them. This will be another long season for CSKA, but I believe they can get to the Champions League spot.
Akhmat hasn’t won any of their last 5 games against CSKA, but they are in a much better form than CSKA. The trends are heavily on CSKA’s side in this matchup, and the quality is as well. I think it’s time for CSKA to get back on the winning track, and I think they get the job done here.