FC Anzhi Makhachkala
17:00 GMT 15 July 2017
The Anzhi vs. CSKA Moscow match will be played on Saturday, July 15, at the Anzhi Arena, Kaspiysk. This is the first round derby match of Russian Premier League 2017/18 season. Anzhi finished the previous season in 12th position with 30 points, while CSKA Moscow finished 2nd with 62 points.
In their previous ten meetings, Anzhi recorded only one victory, CSKA Moscow had four wins, while five games ended in a draw. In eight out of those ten games, we saw under 2.5 goals. The most common result in their matches is 0:0, so the fans didn't enjoy those encounters in the last couple of years.
Anzhi barely avoided the relegation in the previous season, and it seems they'll have another challenging year. Anzhi's glory days are behind them, and the squad composed of mainly domestic players probably won't be enough for anything more than a mid-table finish. Of course, they will have a special motive against the most successful Russian club in the 21st century, and we hope they will be able to put up a fight against CSKA Moscow.
Latest matches: FC Anzhi Makhachkala
|05.07.2017||Club||Dinamo Bucuresti||FC Anzhi Makhachkala||0:1||W|
|21.05.2017||Prem||CSKA Moscow||FC Anzhi Makhachkala||4:0||L|
|17.05.2017||Prem||FC Anzhi Makhachkala||FC Rostov||1:2||L|
|14.05.2017||Prem||FC Ufa||FC Anzhi Makhachkala||2:1||L|
|08.05.2017||Prem||FC Anzhi Makhachkala||FC Lokomotiv Moscow||0:0||D|
Although they lost the title to the arch rivals Spartak, CSKA didn't bring in any significant reinforcement yet, while one of the most important players in the past seven years, Zoran Tosic, have left the club as a free agent. We will see whether or not CSKA will change their squad in the upcoming weeks. One thing is sure - with this team, they can't fight for the title.
Latest matches: CSKA Moscow
|09.07.2017||Club||CSKA Moscow||FC Krasnodar||1:1||D|
|05.07.2017||Club||CSKA Moscow||FC Viitorul Constanta||4:2||W|
|01.07.2017||Club||Partizan Belgrade||CSKA Moscow||0:3||W|
|24.06.2017||Club||SK Sturm Graz||CSKA Moscow||2:1||L|
|21.05.2017||Prem||CSKA Moscow||FC Anzhi Makhachkala||4:0||W|
It is hard to predict the outcome of the first round derby match. We don't expect to see many goals though.
15 July 2017 - 17:00 GMT
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