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 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.

CSKA have never lost to a Spanish team in the competition but also shipped five in their opening group game whilst Espanyol were unspectacular in their draw with Ferencvaros. This may not turn out to be an all-time European classic, but it will be an intriguing tie that has much riding on it after less than satisfactory results for both in their opening group game clashes. Expect a nervy encounter as both feel the pressure and come away with a point apiece.

Our prediction for this Europa League match:

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

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.

They have only conceded 6 goals this season. They try to score as early as possible, so they can finish the game later easily. They do not have injuries or suspensions, up to this day. CSKA is in a good defending form at the moment. With 4 league wins in a row, they hope that they can continue with their form here.

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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.

Recent Competition Form

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.

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.