CSKA Moscow v Espanyol Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-10-03

Thursday 3rdOctober 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick CSKA Moscow AH-0.25
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.75 (odds taken 07:08 GMT, 03 October )

1 X 2
2.35 3.24 3.14

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 03, 2019 at 07:08)

Thursday night brings us Matchday 2 of the Europa League and our next preview features the clash between CSKA Moscow and Espanyol as the betting tips continue in Group H at the VEB Arena.

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CSKA Moscow Prediction – Can CSKA Moscow win four on trot?

Despite suffering a heavy 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Bulgarian side, Ludogorets, on Matchday 1 of the Europa League, CSKA Moscow will be upbeat about their chances of getting off the mark in this Matchday 2 clash against Espanyol after recording recent morale-boosting wins.

Since that heavy defeat at the Ludogorets Arena, CSKA Moscow have bounced back in style by registering 3 wins on the trot with victories in the Russian Premier League against Krasnodar and Ural as well as a cup win over Alaniya Vladikavkaz.

Results on home turf at their VEB Arena will also serve as a morale booster as the hosts have won 7 of their last 8 matches there in all competitions, but they’ll be keen to convert this form at home in the Europa League on Thursday night as the Moscow outfit have managed just 2 wins out of their last 7 ties at home in this competition.

On the plus side, CSKA Moscow have lost just 3 of their last 17 matches at home in the Europa League and they’ll be tough to beat this evening too, with the likes of midfielder Vlasic and forward Chalov (4 goals apiece) in their attacking ranks.


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Espanyol Prediction – Can Espanyol break 4-match drought?

A fairly reasonable 1-1 draw at home with Ferencvaros in the opening match in Group H on Matchday 1 of this season’s Europa League was to become part of a recent 4-match run without a win for Thursday night’s visitors, Espanyol.

That draw at home has been followed by defeats to Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid (both at home) and a 1-1 draw away at Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga, so it’s fair to say that the visitors will need to work hard to get a result in Moscow on Thursday evening.

Espanyol’s results away from home though have been pretty consistent for a while as they’re unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions on their travels and this has also transferred to the Europa League where Espanyol are unbeaten in their last 10 matches on the road.

However, the bulk of these results were achieved some 12-13 years ago, so this trip to CSKA Moscow may turn out harder than a lot of people think.


Key-Facts – CSKA Moscow v Espanyol

  • CSKA Moscow have lost just 3 of their last 17 matches at home in the EL
  • Espanyol are unbeaten in their last 13 matches away from home
  • Espanyol have kept just 2 clean sheets from their last 10 away matches in the EL


Betting Tips Verdict

CSKA Moscow have been impressive at home in recent times and they stand a good chance of getting something out of this clash