As part of the final match of the pre-season tournament of the Pari Premier Cup, the players of Sochi and CSKA Moscow will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
Last season, the Sochi team was able to win silver awards of the Russian championship. The club from the south of Russia managed to finish the season on the second line thanks to the defeat in the match of the last round of the capital Dynamo with a score of 5:1. In the offseason, the club changed its head coach. Vladimir Fedotov, who left for CSKA, came to the vacant post. Together with him, the former mentor of Yenisei, Vadim Garanin, came to the post of "bars". It is worth noting that in the offseason, such players as Mateo Cassiera, as well as Rodrigao, who moved to Zenit, left the club. Sarveli was acquired from Samara Wings of Soviets. As part of the first match of the Pari Premier Cup, Sochi lost on penalties to Zenit, having drawn in regular time (1:1), and also managed to beat Pari NN on penalties.
The capital's "army" is not doing well in the tournament yet, and in general, the preseason under the new mentor looks blurry. It all started with the fact that the club lost in a face-to-face confrontation to Veles (0:2). In the first meeting of the Pari Cup, Premier CSKA lost to Zenit St. Petersburg with a score of 0:3, after which it lost in the second match to Pari NN (0:2). Thus, under Vladimir Fedotov, CSKA is not performing in the best way, and so far it can't even score. In the off-season, the club was strengthened by Gayich and Chalov, who came from a lease. Yazidzhi, Dzagoev, Ejuke, Magnusson, Bozinen, Biyol, Gbamen and Sigurdsson left the team.
Statistics and figures:
- CSKA is the favorite of the meeting;
- Sochi does not know defeats in 10 matches in all tournaments;
- CSKA lost 3 meetings in a row;
- CSKA has not scored under Fedotov yet;
- Sochi defeated CSKA 1-0 in the last face-to-face meeting.
CSKA cannot get into the rut of pre-season matches in any way. I believe that Fedotov's team will not be able to identify the strongest in this match. Our meeting will end peacefully, and everything will be decided in a penalty shootout.