Fakel Voronezh - CSKA Moscow predictions and free betting tips [04/10/2023]
The cup confrontation between two status teams, lacking consistency and simple luck at the start of the season. Fakel Voronezh will host the CSKA footballers on their home turf, who were defeated in an away match as part of the 1st round of the group stage of the Russian Premier League Cup journey.
At the end of the last season, Fakel Voronezh took only 14th place in the Premier League standings and went into playoff matches, where after two encounters, they overpowered Yenisey. Fakel retained its elite division status, but currently, things are sometimes panning out worse than last season. Currently, Fakel Voronezh ranks 14th in the Premier League standings and has scored just two points more than FC Sochi, holding the 16th position.
Fakel Voronezh recently announced the resignation of Vadim Evseev, who hasn't spent much time at the club, but remains a hero in the fans' memory for saving Fakel from relegation to the First League after the last season. Sergey Tashuev is still familiarising himself with the team and won't show immediate results. Fans can be pleased with the victory over Sochi, which strengthened Fakel's position outside the drop zone. In the Russian Cup, the Voronezh team beat CSKA and lost to Orenburg on penalties, allowing them to score 4 points.
The summer-autumn part of this season for CSKA is not as successful as the spring period of the previous championship. The "Army Men" performed more consistently and dropped points rarely. Nowadays, CSKA still rarely loses but often draws, giving up important points needed for the championship race. During this interval, CSKA ranks 7th in the Premier League standings, but the density is high and there are only 3 points to the 3rd position, where Lokomotiv is stationed.
The red-blue team has not lost for 7 matches in a row in the Premier League and the Russian Cup. In Group A, Moscow's CSKA holds 2nd place, trailing 1 point to Orenburg. Victories over Orenburg and two successes with FC Sochi counted in CSKA's favour. CSKA lost to their rivals from Voronezh on their home ground by the minimum score. Vadim Evseev was still in charge of Fakel at the time.
"CSKA" and "Fakel" have played 16 official matches. CSKA was stronger in 9 games, "Fakel" won 3, and 4 matches ended in a draw.
"CSKA" will earn 3 points. "Fakel" won the last round of Sochi in the Premier League and for the time being, that's the maximum for the Voronezh team. The new coach is setting his rules, and the players are only getting used to them. This will take time, which the leaders, who are stronger and more cohesive in all the parameters, will use. CSKA has not lost in 7 matches in a row, while "Fakel" only recently snapped a series of defeats.
Exact Score Prediction
I'll bet on the exact score of 0:3.