CSKA Moscow 3-1-2, Spartak Moscow 4-2-0
9/13/20 12 pm
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CSKA Moscow is hosting Spartak Moscow at VEB Arena in another Moscow derby in round 7 in the Russian Premier League.
CSKA has been solid in this early Premier League season, and they are in 5th place with 10 points, 10 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals. After three games in a row without a win in the Premier League, CSKA has finally gotten back on the winning track against Akhmat Grozny 2 weeks ago. CSKA has had 45% of ball possession in that game, 8 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 74% of the correct passes. With 1 goal in the first half and 2 goals in the second half, CSKA has won this match 0-3. Kuchaev has scored 4 goals for CSKA so far, while Vlasic added 3 goals and 2 assists. Nabakin, Dzogaev, Fuchs, Akhmetov, and Diveev are all injured for CSKA. With 50 points, CSKA has ended in 4th place in the standings last season, and they will be playing in the Europa League this season. CSKA is one of the strongest teams in Russia, but they haven’t been improving at all over the last few seasons, which allowed Zenit to step up and take over the top. CSKA has some problems with injuries, but they are playing solid soccer. I see CSKA close to the top of the table, but not at the top.
Spartak is in fantastic form, and after 6 played games in the Premier League, Spartak is still undefeated. With 14 points, 10 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, Spartak is in second place in the standings. Sobolev and Larsson have each scored 3 goals for Spartak this season, while Ponce added 2 goals. Bakaev and Larsson added 2 assists each. Glushenkov is the only injured player for Spartak Moscow at this time. In their latest Premier League match against Arsenal Tula at home, Spartak was the better team with 70% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 82% of the correct passes. Spartak has scored 2 goals in the first half, but they also conceded 1 goal. Luckily for Spartak, Arsenal Tula conceded a red card in the 45th minute, and they were no longer a threat. Spartak has won this match 2-1. Spartak has ended last season in 7th place, but they weren’t overly good on either end with 35 scored goals, and 33 conceded goals in 30 games. Spartak will not be playing in the Europa League or the Champions League this season, but that might be a good thing for them because they can focus on the Premier League.
CSKA has dominated this matchup, but Spartak is in better form at the moment. Both teams are playing well in the attacking end, but both teams are also inconsistent on the defensive end. CSKA has some injury problems, but it shouldn’t impact their game much. I think we could see some goals here, on both sides.