Leonid Slutsky's men were surprisingly denied a victory in their opener, but Al Hain-Cole expects them to get up and running against a favourite opponent in their first home game
The champions were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw in their opener away to newly-promoted Ural, but are clear 1/4 (1.25) favourites with Coral to mark their first home game with a win.
The visitors have lost each of their last eight competitive encounters with these opponents, and are available at hefty 9/1 (10.00) odds to end that run with a victory at the Arena Khimki.
Leonid Slutsky’s side have actually drawn four of their last eight league fixtures, and you can get odds of 4/1 (5.00) on them dropping two points in this one.
These sides could barely have experienced more contrasting seasons last campaign, as the hosts sealed a league and cup double while Gadzhi Gadzhiyev‘s men only escaped relegation via a play-off victory.
This campaign is expected to follow a similar story for both outfits, and the gulf in class should be extremely evident when they come fact to face in Moscow, where the home side have only lost one of their last 13 games, winning 10.
Koni have been winning at both half-time and full-time in eight of their last 11 games against Monday’s guests, and odds of 7/10 (1.70) seem too good to miss on them achieving that feat once again here.
That bet would also have paid out in five of their last seven home games, as well as three of the visitors’ last five in the league, so should be safe in this one.
While CSKA built their success last season on a solid defence, their backline looked uncharacteristically unsteady against Ural, and this will have offered hope to Gadzhiyev’s attacking players.
Having hit the back of the net in each of their last eight league games, Perya may fancy their chances of seizing on any defensive mistakes in Moscow, and odds of 29/10 (3.90) could prove very lucrative on the home side coming out on top in a match featuring goals at both ends.
|CSKA/CSKA at HT/FT at 7/10 (1.70) with Coral
||CSKA to win NOT to nil at 29/10 (3.90) with Coral
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