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.

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.

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.

On the other side, Espanyol lost their opener 2:0 in front of their home fans against Sevilla and after that, they have drawn 0:0 against Alaves. They will try to turn things around in this game. This is going to be a tough game for both CSKA and Espanyol early in the season. Neither of them will risk with an offensive football this time, so probably this will be a slow game with a small number of chances created, but with a possible, both teams scoring. I can expect under 2.5 goals in this one again, based on the start of the season.

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Prediction & Match Preview

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.

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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.

This will be the first game between these two sets of teams. CSKA are heavily relying on standout striker Fedor Chalov who scored 3 times and assisted twice this season. My opinion is that we can expect a very tight game in this one. They have 25 points and are currently the League leaders in Russia. Both teams are looking to secure as good as possible results in this game hoping to achieve their season goals.

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.