CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Betting Tip CSKA Moscow – 22 August 2020

CSKA can return to winning ways

Hordur Magnusson / CSKA Moscow ©imago images / ITAR-TASS 08/19/2020

Russian FederationCSKA Moscow vs Rubin KazanRussian Federation
22 August 1800hrs
Football – Russia – Premier League
Pick CSKA Moscow
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 21 August

CSKA suffered their first defeat of the season last week and will be hoping to get back to winning ways when hosting Rubin Kazan who themselves are looking for a first victory.

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CSKA Moscow Preview – Will CSKA bounce back following defeat away to champions Zenit last weekend?

Viktor Goncharenko has been in charge of CSKA Moscow since December 2016 and is well aware what the demands of the job are. CSKA missed out on the top two last season meaning they will not be competing in this year’s Champions League. Having led the club to two consecutive runners-up spots in his first couple of years in charge it”s been a bigger challenge of late.

It’s been back-to-back fourth place finishes for CSKA and you feel they have to do much better this time around, especially as it’s their rivals Lokomotiv who have become Zenit’s biggest challengers.


Our betting prediction:
CSKA win/Under 2.5 goals

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 21 August)


It was the current champions who inflicted defeat on CSKA for the first time this season as Goncharenko’s men went down 2-1 in St Petersburg. Although it would have been an excellent result to take anything from that contest, there will be some frustration that they weren’t able to at least remain unbeaten after winning their first two games.

Those victories came against Khimki and Tambov – two teams you would expect CSKA to prevail in. They now have to respond following last week’s reverse and get back to winning ways to prevent any gap opening up between them and the other top clubs.

Rubin Kazan Preview – Can Rubin recover from a disappointing start to record their first three points?

The experienced Leon Slutskiy was appointed as head coach of Rubin Kazan back in December last year and was able to oversee something of a revival in the second half of the season. Rubin lost just two of their last nine league games which went a long way to ensuring they avoided any relegation battles – which was very much the danger approaching the new year.

Whilst there were signs of encouragement – particularly following the resumption of football – last season, it’s been a difficult start for Slutskiy and his players. Rubin remain on the lookout for their first win of the new season, although it’s only been three matches.

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The most frustration game to date was last time out when losing 3-2 away to Sochi having held the lead until the last five minutes. It will be interesting to see how they respond to not only the loss but the nature of it. It also comes on the back of taking only a point from their first two matches against Lokomotiv and Ural.

The exciting Ivan Ignatjev has scored two of Rubin’s three goals this season and looks set to fulfil some of his potential this campaign having frustrated in his first season at the club.

CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Betting Advice

This is a big game for both clubs as CSKA look to return to their early season winning form following defeat last time whilst Rubin will be hoping to avoid a third defeat in four games at the very least.

It’s CSKA who have held the upper hand in this fixture in recent times. The capital-based club have not lost in their last five games against Rubin, whose last win was back in 2017.

Key Facts – CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Betting Tip

  • CSKA will be targeting Champions League qualification as a minimum this season
  • Rubin will be reeling from losing two late goals last week to go down 3-2 away to Sochi
  • CSKA have not lost to Rubin in their last five meetings


CSKA have definitely impressed more so far this season and this looks an ideal opportunity for them to record a third win in four games. With 14 wins and five defeats in their last 25 at home, they should have enough here to improve that record.

The best betting odds for CSKA Moscow vs Rubin Kazan

CSKA Moscow to win: 8/11 Unibet
Draw: 12/5 at Unibet
Rubin Kazan to win: 19/5 at Unibet