Saturday 15 Jul

Anzhi vs. CSKA Moscow Match Preview

14 Jul 2017 Keith M. RUSSIA: Premier League
RUSSIA: Premier League

FC Anzhi Makhachkala

  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W


17:00 GMT
15 July 2017

CSKA Moscow

  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • D

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.


  • Anzhi was undefeated during the summer, but they also recorded only two victories. They mainly played against Romanian clubs.
  • CSKA Moscow recorded three victories, one defeat and one draw during the summer. They played against somewhat better opponents.


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.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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