As part of one of the matches of the 2nd round of the elite round of the Russian Cup, the players of Zenit-Izhevsk and CSKA Moscow will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be? LiveResult.Ru gives a forecast for this match.
At the end of July, Zenit-Izhevsk held its first cup match. On a visit, the team was able to defeat Ilpar from Ilyinsky with a large score of 3:0. The next stage of the team (1/64 finals) was marked by a strong-willed victory over Miass. In the elite group round, Izhevsk started with a defeat from Metallurg Lipetsk (1:2). The prestige ball goal was scored at the end of the meeting.
The players of CSKA are a seven-time winner of the Russian Cup, as well as a record holder in this indicator. The last honorary trophy was won by the "army men" back in 2018. In the 2020/2021 draw, CSKA was able to reach the semifinals, where they lost to Lokomotiv with a score of 0: 3. Earlier, the capital's team was able to knock out Arsenal Tula and SKA Khabarovsk from the tournament. In the national championship, the team of Alexey Berezutsky won in the last round against Spartak Moscow with a score of 1: 0, but the tournament position of the Russian grandee leaves much to be desired. The team takes the seventh place after 8 rounds and is clearly trying to improve its performance.
Statistics and figures:
- CSKA is the favorite of the meeting;
- Zenit-Izhevsk has a 6-match series of defeats;
- CSKA won only twice in the previous 5 matches, losing also 2 times;
- The rivals did not intersect earlier in the face-to-face meeting.
The "army men" are clearly higher class. It seems to me that CSKA should go out on the football field and win a confident victory over the opponent. Our bet will be in favor of the success of the "army" with a handicap of 1.5 goals.