CSKA vs Ufa: how will the Army club start the season?
CSKA has never lost to Ufa in official games, but will the tradition continue on July 25? Look out for our answer in the prediction below. What to expect from this game?
CSKA cannot consider the last season successful - CSKA could not count on the champions' title, but at the same time they clearly planned to get to the Champions League. However, they finished only on the sixth line, which left the club without the European club competition. In the offseason, the team got a new manager, Alexey Berezutsky.
CSKA has already made several transfers - Anton Zabolotny came from Sochi as a free agent, Maxim Mukhin was bought from Lokomotiv. There is a high probability that Nikola Vlašić will leave the club - AC Milan are seriously interested in buying the Croatian player.
Ufa were close to relegation last season. Almost throughout the entire tournament, the Townspeople were in the relegation zone, but at the end of the season, they found the strength to climb up to the 13th line, earning just two points more than Rotor.
So far, Ufa has not strengthened their lineup with any new players, except for maybe Moritz Bauer - Ufa signed the Austrian defender who came as a free agent from Stoke City.
CSKA won the last two games over Ufa with this score.
This bet played in the last two H2H games.
Ufa scored against CSKA in only one of the last three away games.
CSKA has changed three managers over the past year: the board continues to trust specialists without serious experience who are close to the club. While it is difficult to assess the prospects of the Army team for the season, they definitely are the favourite of the upcoming game. They have a stronger lineup and a class advantage, plus Ufa always have struggled to play against CSKA in Moscow.
We believe that guests have no chance. Our prediction - CSKA to win.
Games between CSKA and Ufa are rarely high-scoring - last season, the teams scored only three goals in two head-to-head games. We believe that this tradition will continue today: the teams are still out of form, plus Ufa will be playing on the defensive.
Our second bet - total under 2.5 goals.