CSKA Moscow vs FC Ufa Predictions & Tips
CSKA Moscow vs FC Ufa predictions for Sunday’s Russian Premier League clash. The hosts arrive as favourites to win what’s likely to be a tight game. Read on for all our free Russian Premier League predictions and betting tips.
Reason For CSKA Moscow vs FC Ufa Predictions
CSKA have won their last 2 games against Ufa to nil.
CSKA have won 5 of their 10 home league games this season, conceding less than a goal a game in the process.
Ufa have failed to score in their last 2 matches.
Ufa have scored just twice over their last 10 away league matches
CSKA looking for home win
For a club of their size, last season didn't go to plan for CSKA as they finished 4th, some 13 points behind eventual winners Zenit. Even more frustratingly, this campaign seems to be following the same pattern, with the side stationed in 5th place after 21 games, collecting 35 points in the process.
Nonetheless, just 3 points behind a Champions League slot, CSKA cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves and must focus attention on winning Sunday's clash. Having won 5 of their 10 home games this season whilst conceding an average of less than a goal a game, their prospects of doing exactly look fairly bright and those taking to the pitch will be desperate to avoid slipping up.
Ufa will look to keep things tight
Meanwhile, Ufa had to negotiate a relegation play-off last season to stay in the top flight but are enjoying a more successful time this term. After 21 matches, the visitors are in 8th place with 26 points; putting themselves 4 points clear of the bottom four places they are looking to stay out of.
Ufa are a very limited but well organised side and they'll be looking to frustrate CSKA in Moscow. They managed to hold leaders Zenit to a 0-0 draw last time out but will do well to secure a result on Sunday, given they've failed to score in their last 2 matches and have notched just twice over their last 10 away league fixtures.
CSKA to grind out 3 points
Ultimately, we're expecting a tight and closed game. Ufa are a very defensive side and will not look to push forward in numbers; leaving it a question of whether or not CSKA will be able to break them down.
We believe they will be able to with the quality they have and as such, backing a home win to nil looks by far the best way to play as far as the betting is concerned. CSKA have won their last two matches against Ufa to nil and we fancy that streak to continue via a 1-0 margin of victory.