CSK vs AT Dream11: CSKA Moscow know they need to rack up more wins and exhibit more consistency if they are to remain relevant in the title race. Nine points separate them from leaders Zenit Saint-Petersburg going into this match but they can cut the deficit back to six points with a win over Arsenal Tula at VEB Arena, in Khodynka Field, Moscow, Russia, on Monday night (IST).
Any other result will be a disaster for the team, a possible end to the title aspirations, for to bridge the nine points gap from hereon, CSKA will need not only to string together a remarkable winning run but a disaster for Zenit, which looks a far-fetched idea at the moment.
Arsenal Tula, on the other hand, are going through the adversity of their own. With only one win in the last 10 league games and two defeats in the last two matches, they are very much a relegation material this season. As things stand, only one point separates them from the relegation playoffs.
Host: CSKA Moscow
Visitors: Arsenal Tula
Competition: Russian Premier League
Match Venue: VEB Arena
Match Timing: Monday, December 02, @10:30 PM
CSKA Moscow are priced at 1.60 for the win in this game, with the win for the visitors being valued at a high odds of 6.20
CSKA Moscow to win: 1.60 (3/5), Probability to happen: 62.50%
Arsenal Tula to win: 6.20 (26/5), Probability to happen: 16.13%
Draw: 3.84 (71/25), Probability to happen: 26.04%
CSKA Moscow: Nikola Vlasic, Fedor Chalov, Mario Fernandez, Ivan Oblyakov
Arsenal Tula: Georgi Kostadinov, Evgeni Lutsenko, Evans Kangwa
Nikola Vlasic: 7 goals
Fedor Chalov: 5 goals
Mario Fernandez: 2 goals
Evgeni Lutsenko: 5 goals
Evans Kangwa: 3 goals
CSKA Moscow team news: Midfielder Dmitri Efremov and centre-back Viktor Vasin will both miss the game for CSKA Moscow. The duo is the only injury absentee before this game, but defender Cedric Gogoua is carrying a knock and will be monitored before the game.
Arsenal Tula team news: Right-back Kirill Kombarov is back to full fitness following an ankle injury and is in contention to start the game.
CSKA Moscow: Igor Akinfeev (GK), Konstantin Kuchaev Igor Diveev, Vadim Karpov, Hordur Magnusson, Mario Fernandez, IIzat Akhmetiv, Ivan Oblyakov, Kristijan Bistrovic, Nikola Vlasic, Fedor Chalov
Arsenal Tula: Egor Shamov (GK), Robert Bauer, Aleksandr Denisov, Maksim Belyaev, Gia Grigalava, Victor Alvarez, Alexander Lomovitskiy, Igor Gorbatenko, Georgi Kostadinov, Sergey Tkachev, Evgeni Lutsenko
Goalkeeper: E Shamov
Defenders: H Magnusson, I DIveev, M Fernandez
Midfielders: I Oblyakov, K Bistrovic, N Vlasic (VC), G Caustic, S Tkachev
Attackers: F Chalov (C), E Lutsenko
Arsenal Tula have just one win in the last 10 games, and we can't see that record improving here. A win for CSKA Moscow is our call.