Home advantage and past clashes will lead football betting enthusiasts to the result of next week’s top-of-the-table Russian Premier Liga clash.
Leaders CSKA welcome Anzhi Makhachkala to the Luzhniki Stadium with both clubs level on 22 points.
While this could mean the game is set to be a tight encounter, the home side are seen as clear favourites to move three points clear in the race for the league crown.
The Army Men have lost just one of their 11 games this season, while Anzhi failed to make an extra game count and have now lost two of their 12.
As such, Leonid Slutsky’s men are priced at 9/20 to secure a win and delight the home crowd, while their opponents, known locally as Wild Division, are seen as 6/1 outsiders.
Punters expecting the location of the match and previous encounters to not play a part could be tempted to back the draw, which is also available at 3/1.
CSKA are the most prolific scorers in the league thus far, hitting an average of 1.91 goals per game, with 12 of their 19 coming in the first half.
This could mean some of the more sensible money is placed on the hosts scoring two goals in the first 45 minutes, which is priced at 9/2.
And with Seydou Doumbia in fine form up front, there is no reason why this bet should not attract a lot of attention.
However, while CSKA have had things all their own way in front of goal this year, they will meet the league’s most miserly defence on Tuesday.
Anzhi have conceded just 0.67 goals per game thus far and are no strangers to finding the back of the net.
The away side, though, seem to come alive after the break, having scored nine of their 12 goals in the second half.
This form could see a number of Russian football betting fans tempted to back the visitors to score the first goal after the interval at 18/5.
And with four-goal hero Jan Holenda among their attacking options, this would appear to be a safe bet.
However, with bwin offering a free £25 bet to new customers, some fans could be on the lookout for longer odds.
The last two games between these sides have ended 4-0 and 2-1 in favour of CSKA. These results are priced at football betting odds of 15/1 and 33/4 respectively, with the former returning £400 for a £25 stake.
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