FC Ufa vs. CSKA Moscow 9/20/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FC Ufa 1-2-4, CSKA Moscow 4-1-2
9/20/20 7 am
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FC Ufa is welcoming CSKA Moscow to Neftyanik Stadium in round 8 in the Russian Premier League.
Ufa is one of the weakest teams in Russia this season, and with only 5 points, they are in 13th place in the standings. Ufa has scored only 5 goals in 7 games so far this season while conceding 13 goals. Ufa hasn’t won any of their last 5 games in the Premier League, but they have won their latest match in the Russian Cup. In their last Premier League match against Tambov on the road, Ufa has had 51% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. With 1 conceded goal in each half, Ufa has lost this match 2-0. Bizjak, Krotov, Golubev, Alikin, and Zhamaletdinov have each scored 1 goal for Ufa so far. Bizjak, Danchenko, Sukhov, and Nedelcearu have all added 1 assist each. Ufa was solid last season, and they ended up in 9th place, far from the relegation zone, but they still have a long way to the Europa League. The schedule is not getting any easier for Ufa after this match, and they are playing Zenit and Lokomotiv Moscow in the next few weeks, which means Ufa could wait for a little while to get back on the winning track if they can.
CSKA was struggling for a while in the Premier League, but with 3 wins in a row, CSKA is back on track. In their last Premier League match against Spartak Moscow at home, CSKA has had 42% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and low 73% of the correct passes. CSKA got ahead early in the game, in the 11th minute, but despite being the weaker team in this match, CSKA was able to turn this game around with 3 unanswered goals, and in the end, CSKA has won this match 3-1. Vlasic and Kuchaev have both scored 4 goals for CSKA so far this season. Vlasic also added 2 assists, and he is CSKA’s best player so far. Nabakin, Dzogaev, Fuchs, Diveev, and Akhmetov are all injured for CSKA, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. With 13 points, 13 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals in 7 games, CSKA is in 5th place in the standings, 4 points from Zenit at the top. Unfortunately for CSKA, they will not be playing in the Champions League this season as they ended up in 4th place last season, but they will play in the Europa League qualifications. For now, CSKA is playing well and they can put Zenit in danger, but the question is if they can stay consistent for most of the season.
CSKA has lost only once to Ufa, while Ufa’s home record this season is 0-2-2. CSKA is in better form, and they are the better team overall. I will stick with CSKA on the road, and I see them continuing their winning streak.