What is the difference between national and international levels? Of course, this question has to be answered individually for each country and each league. In Russia, the discrepancy seems to be huge – at least when looking at the results of CSKA Moscow so far. Of the last eight games, the club could win seven, meet in each game and scored a total of 23 goals.
Soccer Betting Tips CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Barcelona
The only bankruptcy in this time was just on the first matchday of the Europa League. The 1: 5 at Ludogorez Razgrad was a real shock for the Russians, especially at height, from which they quickly recovered.
Most recently, there were three wins, each with three own goals for coach Wiktar Hantscharenka’s team, which is why the Russians feel ready for the second attempt on the international stage.
The opponent on Thursday is supposedly quite grateful, after all, Espanyol Barcelona is currently in a crisis of form. The Spaniards were able to win only one of their last eight competitive matches and are also in the Europa League with a 1-1 home against Ferencvaros Budapest started very unlikely in the group stage.
The pressure on both teams on Thursday is quite big and the loser is already after two matchdays with his back to the wall. The bookies favor the home team and give CSKA Moscow against Espanyol odds of just over 2.00 for a threesome.
CSKA Moscow – Statistics & Current Form
Eleven matchdays have already been played in the Russian Premier League and CSKA Moscow can be more than satisfied with the progress of the game. The club has 25 points on the account and occupies place 1 in the tableau in front of city rivals Lokomotiv. The goal difference stands at 18: 8 and thus CSKA has the third best offense and the second best defensive of the league.
The balance is therefore in the team of coach Wiktar Hantscharenka. All the more surprising came the bitter defeat on the first matchday of the Euro League group stage. Especially in halftime 1, the performance of the Russians was not so weak. Moscow led after 45 minutes even with 1: 0, before everything went very fast after the break whistle. Within five minutes, Rasgrad score three times and later brought the score to 5: 1.
So it looks like a real rubdown, although the game was 80% very balanced. Football is known to be a result sport and so CSKA Moscow is against Espanyol Barcelona, this forecast can be ventured, already under pressure. A threesome is almost mandatory, so as not to fall behind early.
Personnel will largely resemble the lineup of the weekend. At Ural Yekaterinburg, the leader of the Premier League showed a good performance and defeated confidently with 3: 0. Arnor Sigurdsson met after his injury for the first time and is therefore a starter candidate for the Europa League.
The young offensive is completed by Ilzat Akhmetov and Fedor Chalov. None of the three attackers is older than 21 and thus CSKA seems well prepared for the future. Whether it still lacks the experience for the performances on the international stage, will show.
Coach Wiktar Hantscharenka, however, has little other options than to bet on the young savages. The list of injuries in his squad is long and with Schennikov, Dzagoev, Efremov, Gogoua, Nababkin and Vasin numerous players do not participate in the game against the Catalans.
Expected formation of CSKA Moscow:
➱ Akinfeev – Sarlia, Diveev, Magnusson – Fernandes, Vlasic, Oblyakov, Kuchaev – Akhmetov, Sigurdsson – Chalov
Last matches of CSKA Moscow:
⚽️ 29.09.2019 – FC Ural vs. CSKA Moscow 0: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Alaniya Vladikavkaz vs. CSKA Moscow 1: 3 (cup)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – CSKA Moscow Vs. FC Krasnodar 3: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – Ludogorez Razgrad vs. CSKA Moscow 5: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.09.2019 – FC Tambov Vs. CSKA Moscow 0-2 (Premier League)
Espanyol Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
David Gallego has been given the task of further developing the team after finishing seventh in the preseason and qualifying for the Europa League and taking the next step forward. Currently, the Catalans are looking more like a role backwards. The recent defeat at home against Real Valladolid at the weekend saw Espanyol slipping into a relegation zone.
Only five skinny counters are available after seven matchdays. There are two main construction sites. One is the offensive, which only stands at four goals and thus has met after closing Leganes least. Jonathan Calleri, Sergi Darder, Matias Vargas and Lei Wu just do not get any momentum in the Torflaute must be fixed soon. The second major problem is the many inherent flaws that Barcelona allows.
At the weekend, the hosts have almost beaten themselves in the home game again by center-back Fernando Calero after a good hour a place relegation bargained. Curiously, he may just hope for a start-up mission against Moscow.
Against Ferencvaros Budapest he was spared on the first matchday of the Europa League. This is not necessary because of his ban for La Liga and he can therefore run in Russia. Also, Matias Vargas seems to be set.
The Argentinian has met in each of the last three international games. He netted in the playoffs against Sorja Luhansk in both the first and second leg and scored against Budapest the only goal of his team. The exact tactical alignment is open.
In any case, coach David Gallego has to slowly but surely form a well-rehearsed tribe, otherwise his chair might start to wobble. Attacker Facundo Ferreyra is next to the other injured Ander Iturraspe and Sebastien Corchia the bitterest failure on the part of the guests. His goals could be very good for the Catalans right now.
Without the 28-year-old, it will be difficult to end the negative trend. Between CSKA Moscow and Espanyol Barcelona a prediction in the direction of the away team seems not exactly promising.
Expected lineup of Espanyol Barcelona:
➱ Lopez – Vila Rossello, Calero, Naldo, Lopez – Giner, Roca, Sanchez, Vargas – Wu, Calleri
Last matches of Espanyol Barcelona:
⚽️ 29.09.2019 – Espanyol Barcelona vs Valladolid 0: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 26.09.2019 – Celta Vigo Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Espanyol Barcelona vs Real Sociedad 1: 3 (La Liga)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – Espanyol Barcelona vs Ferencvaros 1: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.09.2019 – SD Eibar Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 1: 2 (La Liga)
CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Barcelona Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The direct comparison between CSKA Moscow and Espanyol Barcelona can give no new impetus for a tip, as both clubs have never met in their history.
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The bottom line is that there is not a single real argument in the duel CSKA Moscow Vs. Espanyol Barcelona makes the odds seem lucrative for a guest’s success. On the contrary – numerous facts speak for a threesome of the homeowners from the Russian capital. CSKA has won seven of the last eight games and lost only one match.
On the other hand Espanyol could win just one of eight games. The form and the self-confidence speak clearly for a victory of the hosts, which is why a clear tendency emerges in the odds comparison. The win rate has screwed up at the Elf of David Gallego always further up, as well as the bookmakers have noticed that the club of the Iberian Peninsula in a real low stuck.
Key facts – CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Barcelona tips
♦️ Moscow have won seven of the last eight games and are in good shape
♦️ Barcelona, on the other hand, has won just one of their last eight games and is in an early form
♦️ The two clubs face each other for the first time ever on the lawn
Home betting bets are still possible in the match between CSKA Moscow and Espanyol Barcelona with odds of 2.15, which is a very good recommendation for this pairing.
An approximately 50% victory probability of the hosts is enough to play the tip profitably. We see these absolutely as given at this starting position and therefore set a bet of four units on this betting option.
Competition: Europa League Group. H
Bet Tip: CSKA Moscow (1)