CSKA rebounded from back-to-back defeats to Arsenal Tula and Zenit much tougher than expected as they only edged 1-2 past the rock-bottomed Tambov seven days ago. Koni repeated the same result on Thursday afternoon to advance to the Russian Cup semi-final past Arsenal Tula. They will have a great opportunity to clinch the third consecutive victory within just eight days on Monday afternoon when they play host to relegation-threatened Rotor Volgograd at VEB Arena.
The visitors are fourth from bottom at the moment and will most likely feature the relegation play-offs at the end of the regular season. They are as many as eleven points short of the safe zone and only four points above the automatic relegation spots. The trip to the capital comes at a wrong moment for Khasanbi Bidzhiev and his troops who have not been pulling up any trees of late. Rotor are winless in four straight Premier League games and they have not scored a single goal along the way.
CSKA Moscow vs Rotor Volgograd Head-to-head
CSKA Moscow won 13, drew 7, and lost 6 of 26 matches against Sine-Golubye.It has been almost 20 years since the two teams last played each other before this season. Armeitsy have won each of the last eight competitive games against Rotor, including this term’s 0-1 victory at Volgograd Arena.
CSKA Moscow vs Rotor Volgograd Prediction
CSKA just can’t afford a slip-up here. They are currently fourth in the Premier League standings with a four-point deficit to the second-placed Spartak Moscow. If we know that the second position leads to UEFA Champions League next season and third doesn’t, we should have a clue on how important a win for the hosts is here.
The team led by Ivica Olic did show a much better performance in the mid-week’s tie against Arsenal Tula that it did last weekend at Tambov. Such a display should give them wings to get to a comprehensive victory against the out-of-form opposition here. The home win to nil is by far the best betting option for this match, paid at the odds of 2.05.
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