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

CSKA Moscow will be aiming to make amends for a heavy 5-1 loss to Ludogorets when they welcome Espanyol at VEB Arena on Thursday evening. CSKA Moscow have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Europa League season as well and seeing that Espanyol failed to impress in their opener against Ferencvaros, we are tempted to put our money on the Russian outfit. The Armeitsy have been in a splendid form in the Russian Premier League of late and thanks to a 3-0 win at Ural they climbed to top position in the standings.

They need to score more and get things going. Can they make it? If they bring back that old form, it is possible. That is an accomplishment for them. Three points now would be big for them. They have no injuries and are ready for this game. As it was already said, Espanyol players were not playing football they wanted in the last pair of games against Sevilla and Alaves but have picked up against Eibar winning 2:1. Just before the match against Sevilla, they didnt lose in 16 consecutive matches from the last season, through the preseason this year.

Form Summary

Despite their bright domestic form, the Russian side had a horror start to their European campaign. 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? CSKA are fresh from a hammering at the hand of Ludogorets, a result which put pressure on both of these sides.

In 1901 the Catalan club changed its name to Club Espanol de Futbol. Los Periquitos used to play in bright yellow shirts in the past, but current colour of the teams home kit is blue and white. Espanyol were founded in 1900 and their original name was Sociedad Espanola de Football. Espanyol are a Catalan club that plays in Spanish La Liga.

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.

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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.

CSKA are a real force to be reckoned with at home, therefore, we predict that they are going to beat Espanyol at VEB Arena. 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.

However, they drew with Ferencvaros in their opening game, which has given them a boost going into this meeting with CSKA. While the visitors are heading here in the bottom three in La Liga, you wouldnt guess that by their away form so far. The visitors are in a very different position, having failed to win any of their last four games.

CSKA Moscow - RCD Espanyol

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.

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

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. 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. After all, the away side have built up a fine record on the continent over the years.

CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Stats

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.

The visitors are in a very different position, having failed to win any of their last four games. While the visitors are heading here in the bottom three in La Liga, you wouldnt guess that by their away form so far. However, they drew with Ferencvaros in their opening game, which has given them a boost going into this meeting with CSKA.

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.