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

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?

Nevertheless, the hosts are sporting an impressive run form in the domestic league and are currently leading at the helm with a two-point advantage. CSKA Moscow were stunned by Ludogorets in their opening European clash on the road, with the latter mustering up a phenomenal comeback to go from being a goal down at the break to ultimately posting a 5-1 scoreline at the last blast of the whistle.

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.

Reason For CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Betting Tips

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.

CSKA to win the first half is a great way to go in this one. In two of their last three games in all competitions they have gone on to win the first half whilst Espanyol have gone four games in a row without scoring a goal in the opening 45 minutes. One thing that can be said about the Russian outfit is that they are often very fast out of the blocks. Six of their last seven goals have come in the first half including taking the lead against Ludogorets.

The visitors have also tasted success just twice in their last ten games in all competitions and will be coming into the matchup this week on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat over Valladolid. Espanyol, on the other hand, have been struggling to pick up a win in the new season and managed not more than a draw in their respective group clash with Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros.

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

Prediction CSKA Moscow - RCD Espanyol

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.