Rotor Volgograd 1-3-8, CSKA Moscow 8-1-3
11/1/20 8:30 am
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Rotor Volgograd is welcoming CSKA Moscow to Zenit Stadium in round 13 in the Russian Premier League.
Rotor is also the newcomer to the Premier League, and they were winless until last weekend when they surprisingly beat Lokomotiv Moscow. Rotor has had only 24% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and extremely low 56% of the correct passes. Rotor got ahead early, in the 19th minute, but Lokomotiv tied the score in the 28th minute. In the 57th minute, Rotor has scored another goal, and once again they were ahead. Rotor got lucky in the 83rd minute when Lokomotiv missed a penalty spot, and with that, Rotor got their first win of the season. With only 6 points, Rotor is in 15th place in the Premier League standings. Rotor is not having a good season on either end, and they have scored only 6 goals so far while conceding massive 21 goals in 12 games. Flamarion and Mullin have each scored 2 goals for Rotor so far this season, while Flamarion also added 1 assist. Stepanov is the only injured player for Rotor at this time. It will be a hard season for Rotor, and to be honest, I don’t think they have enough quality to stay outside the relegation zone, maybe they can get to the relegation playoff zone, but that’s about it from Rotor.
CSKA hasn’t lost any of their last 6 games, including the 2 Europa League games. With 2 points, CSKA is in second place in their group in the Europa League. In the Russian Premier League, CSKA is now in 2nd place with 25 points, 24 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals. Vlasic has scored 6 goals and added 4 assists for CSKA so far this season, while Kuchaev added 5 goals. Fedor Chalov has also added 4 assists for CSKA. Nabakin, Fuchs, Schennikov, and Karpov are all injured, and they will miss this game for CSKA. In their latest Premier League game against Arsenal Tula, CSKA has been a much better team with 59% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. CSKA has had a fantastic game, and they have won this match 5-1. CSKA is playing well in the Premier League so far, but they are struggling in the Europa League, especially in the attacking end, but CSKA is a good team, and I believe they will advance to the next stage in the Europa League.
Rotor and CSKA have played 5 games against each other in the past, and CSKA has won 4 games, while the last game ended in a draw. CSKA is the better team here, and while Rotor is coming into this game with an impressive win against Lokomotiv Moscow, I don’t see them being that lucky twice in a row. I’m taking CSKA and goals any day of the week against a weak team like Rotor.