CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Prediction & Match Preview
CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Europa League Prediction
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Arena CSKA (Moscow).
CSKA Moscow were stunned by Ludogorets in their opening European clash on the road, with the latter mustering up a phenomenal comeback to go from being a goal down at the break to ultimately posting a 5-1 scoreline at the last blast of the whistle. Nevertheless, the hosts are sporting an impressive run form in the domestic league and are currently leading at the helm with a two-point advantage.
Espanyol, on the other hand, have been struggling to pick up a win in the new season and managed not more than a draw in their respective group clash with Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros. The visitors have also tasted success just twice in their last ten games in all competitions and will be coming into the matchup this week on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat over Valladolid.
With home advantage favoring CSKA Moscow, Espanyol have little or no chance or picking up the win.
CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Head to head (h2h)
The two sides have not met each other previously on any occasion.
CSKA Moscow vs Espanyol Prediction
Viktor Goncharenko’s men have been at their best in the comforts of their home and are unbeaten so far in their last five games. Furthermore, it is also worth mentioning that the squad have been at the losing end just once at home since the start of this year.
Their counterparts have just one win to boast of from their last four outings. Given the indomitable form that the hosts are on, especially on home soil, CSKA Moscow will be optimistic of securing the bragging rights in their maiden clash on Thursday.
However, it is certainly not going to be a walk in the park for the hosts. The away side have been consistent in finding the back of the net in each of their last three trips on the road and have amassed five goals to their name from those clashes alone.
Taking into account that the hosts failed to keep a clean sheet in their most recent matchup here as well, count on Espanyol to get their names on the scoresheet along with the home team by the end of the ninety minutes.