On July 23, the match of the 2nd round of the Russian Premier League CSKA – Sochi will take place. Start – at 15:00 Moscow time. Experts have already given a forecast, they consider the army team to be the favorites: you can bet on the victory of CSKA in bookmakers with a coefficient of 2.24. The success of Sochi is estimated at 3.38. For a draw, they give a coefficient of 3.62.
Forecast for the match CSKA – Sochi with a coefficient of 3.40.
Odds of bookmakers for the match of the 2nd round of the RPL CSKA – Sochi on July 23, 2022
Bookmakers doubt that the match between CSKA and Sochi will be productive: the total over 2.5 goals goes for 1.97, and the total under 2.5 goals goes for 1.98. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.24. Away goal is available at bookmakers with odds of 1.39. They offer to bet on “both teams to score” for 1.75.
Analysis and forecast for the match of the 2nd round of the Russian Championship CSKA – Sochi (23.07.2022)
CSKA was the only Russian giant to start the new season with a win. The army team scored two unanswered goals against Ural, and the match itself turned out to be as one-sided as possible. What can we say, if CSKA delivered 10 shots on target against only one at Ural. In terms of xG, it is still worse for the Urals, they have only 0.17 against 3.49 for the army team.
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Sochi is not a grand, but it also started the season with a confident victory. Torpedo suffered, which was won by the silver medalist of last season. Sochi beat him away with a score of 3:1. The main part of the work was done by the old players, but one of the main summer newcomers was also noted. Vladislav Sarveli shone in Wings of the Soviets, and now he scored his debut goal for Sochi. It looks like the money spent will not go to waste.
You can’t ignore the moment that the ex-head coach of Sochi is now training the army team, who led the team to silver medals last season. Vladimir Fedotov, after a successful season, was tempted by the offer of Muscovites. Fate too quickly brought together with the old team, which he knows very well. The new coach of Sochi residents – Vadim Garanin – has not yet had time to rebuild them for himself.
For those who haven’t followed the latest ups and downs in Sochi, it’s worth noting that Garanin doesn’t have a Pro license yet. Formally, the club is coached by Alexander Tochilin, who has been in the team for a long time and fully knows all the inner workings. With Garanin, his coaching staff came to the team: Alexander Averyanov, Ilya Gerdt and Dmitry Mantush. So do not get confused when Tochilin is called the head coach in the protocols and he also gives out post-match interviews.
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Another interesting point is that although the season has just begun, CSKA and Sochi have already met. Both teams took part in the pre-season Cup. However, it was not successful. Petersburg “Zenit” became the winner, the second place went to “Nizhny Novgorod”, and “Sochi” became only the third. The defeat from CSKA did not allow for more.
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Fedotov, in CSKA, is waiting not only for glory and honor, but also for a lot of work. Too many players left the team, while it looks much weaker than it was. Gbamen and Yazici, who played cool on loan, returned to their clubs. Ejuke and Sigurdsson terminated their contracts. It turned out to make good money on Bijola and Bohinen, which cannot be said about Magnusson and Akhmetov.
There are only two newcomers so far, but they are potentially very good. Gajic and Carrascal started the army team in the first round, and the second even scored a goal, albeit from a penalty kick. Plus, many have returned from loan, and now they will get a new chance. With such serious personnel changes, the army team is unlikely to immediately show their full potential and stable results. Fedotov’s team got off to a great start, but somewhere ahead of it, failures and mistakes await.
Sochi and CSKA met three times last season. Sochi won both matches in the championship, while CSKA took revenge in the Russian Cup and recently added a victory to it during the preseason. After the return of the Sochi players to the elite, we can say that this team has become inconvenient for the army team. From now on, there is parity in personal meetings: three wins for each and two draws. In such scenarios, we suggest taking X2 through both teams will score.
Forecast and bets for the match of the 2nd round of the Russian Premier League CSKA – Sochi on July 23, 2022
CSKA started with a confident victory, which should obviously please the fans after the disastrous ending of last season and an inexpressive game in the pre-season Cup. It is unlikely that the army team at the start of the season will be able to consistently demonstrate such a high level, especially when the opponents have teams stronger than Ural. Sochi has been in the Russian top for the second year, performing no worse than CSKA. Guests are able to give a serious rebuff to his former coach and his new team.
Bid: Sochi won’t lose and both will score for 2.72.
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