CSKA Moscow and Zenit emerged once again as the best teams in the Russian championship, despite Anzhi coming strongly from behind on a wave of cash. They will now clash again, with the winner to lift the Super Cup and the odds suggest that the two teams are evenly matched.
Bet: Zenit Asian Handicap 0:0
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.99
CSKA Moscow won the domestic championship by just two points and the narrow advantage left Zenit with a bitter taste and a thirst for vengeance. Both teams have excellent home records, but the game will be played on the Olympic Stadium in Rostov and the support of the fans won’t weigh as heavily as it usually does. CSKA Moscow won 11 games out of a total of 26, but they are still searching for their first victory in more than five years, with Zenit winning three times and drawing twice.
Musa and Kerzhakov are the two strikers to watch for tonight, with each playing for a different team and being a real threat for the opponents’ defense. Zenit has the advantage of a stronger midfield and with Arshavin, Danny, Bystrov and Tymoshchuk fit to play they should have several opportunities to score. This is expected to be a fast-paced game with teams going at each other’s throats from the first minute, but the one who takes an early lead has an excellent chance of lifting the trophy in the end.
Bookmakers failed to reach a consensus and some favor CSKA Moscow while others regard them as underdogs. If you trust Zenit to exercise vengeance after losing the championship by just two points, choose Pinnacle Sports as your bookmaker as they offer odds of 1.99 for an Asian handicap bet.