On September 20, the match of matchday 4 of the group stage of the Russian Cup CSKA – Sochi will take place. The game starts at 15:00 Moscow time. Experts have already made a prediction, they consider the hosts as favorites: you can bet that the Muscovites will win with odds of 1.70. The success of the Sochi team is estimated at 4.80. Tie bets are accepted at 4.20.
Bookmaker odds for the Russian Cup match CSKA – Sochi on September 20, 2023
Analysts are confident that the match between CSKA and Sochi will be productive: a total of more than 2.5 goals costs 1.77, and a total of less than 2.5 goals costs 2.12. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.14. An away goal is available at odds of 1.50. You can bet on “both will score” for 1.77.
Analysis and forecast for the match on matchday 4 of the group stage of the Russian Cup CSKA – Sochi (09/20/2023)
The matches of matchday 8 of the Russian Premier League are behind us. Three matches on matchday 4 of the group stage of the Russian Cup are scheduled for September 20. In one of them, at the VEB Arena stadium in Moscow, CSKA and Sochi will compete. The starting whistle will sound at 15:00 Moscow time. The main judge is Alexey Tsyganok.
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In eight matches of the Russian Championship, CSKA lost only to Ural (1:2) and Dynamo (1:2). In both cases he lost along the way. Vladimir Fedotov’s team also drew with Orenburg (1-1), Zenit (1-1) and Krylia Sovetov (2-2). They are in seventh place in the standings.
The military team approaches the next match in a rather deplorable position, with a streak of four games without a win in the RPL. Firstly, in the summer more players left the team than joined. If Wellington’s transfer had not been interrupted, the situation would have been less difficult. Secondly, Muscovites are weakened by injuries and disqualifications.
The main defender of the red and blue, Igor Diveev, is in the hospital. Additionally, Moisés and Anton Zabolotny were injured in the last round match. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries, but it is not a fact that they will be able to participate in the match against Sochi. Vladimir Fedotov has very limited reserves. His club simply lacks depth on its roster.
The army team has to play hard. They demonstrate great team football, but how long will the players have enough strength? You should definitely not expect a brilliant performance from them in the next match. We believe that Fedotov will save the players’ forces. Very soon they will have to meet Rostov in the RPL.
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However, as bad as things are going for CSKA, things are much worse in Sochi. In eight matches in the RPL they only beat Baltika (2:0) and Rostov (4:0). In both cases, the Sochi team won at Fisht Stadium, where turf renovation work is underway.
In all other matches, Sochi suffered defeats, without really creating anything in the opponent’s goal. They also defeated Fakel (3-1), lost to Orenburg (0-2) and most recently lost at home to CSKA (0-0, 4-5 on penalties) in the Russian Cup. Due to the terrible results, Dmitry Khokhlov was fired.
Former Dynamo sports director Roman Oreshchuk said that Khokhlov himself decided to leave Sochi. He emphasized that he knows the reason, but has no right to reveal it. The new coach of the Sochi team was Alexander Tochilin, who previously headed the club.
Former Spartak Moscow footballer Maxim Demenko expressed the opinion that Tochilin’s appointment will not upset the team. He pointed out that the players know the coach very well. Demenko suggested that the conditional appointment of Stanislav Cherchesov would further inspire the team.
Taking all this into account, the best betting option, in our opinion, is the victory of CSKA + TM by 4.5 goals and an odds of 2.07. Five of the last seven direct confrontations ended like this. In the other two, Sochi residents performed at their home stadium. They don’t do well when traveling.
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Sochi has won only 3 of its last 19 away games in the Russian championship and has also drawn once. Their defense is well prepared. In 11 games this season the team conceded 15 goals. However, in attack everything is terrible. During this period he scored only 11 goals. Only four of them are absent.
In the last 18 RPL home games, the military team suffered only one defeat and drew five times. During this period of time they only conceded 16 goals. They themselves scored 47. Despite significant personnel losses, the rojiblancos seem favorites for the next match.
Prediction and bets for the Russian Cup match CSKA – Sochi on September 20, 2023
CSKA lacks depth in its squad due to injuries, a poor transfer campaign and suspensions. The club is unlikely to score many goals in its current state. On the other hand, the fact that the match is being held at the VEB Arena gives the military team a great advantage. They play much better at home than away. The change of coach is unlikely to have a beneficial effect on Sochi. He has too many problems. One of them is the exits. The history of head-to-head confrontations is entirely on the side of the inconclusive victory of the red and blue. Most likely it will be the same this time.
Tender: CSKA wins and the total is less than 4.5 goals in 2.07.