Krylya Sovetov vs CSKA Moscow – Russian Premier League
14th July, 19:00 IST
Cosmos Arena, Samara
Krylya Sovetov: L L L W W
CSKA Moscow: W L L L W
Please Note: Changes will be made to this article approximately 50-55 mins before the deadline. The article will be updated with the confirmed lineups and the revised combined XI when the official starting lineups are released by both the teams.
Russian giants CSKA Moscow will battle relegation-contenders Krylya Sovetov tonight at the Cosmos Arena in Samara in their opening Russian Premier League match.
Krylya Sovetov finished 13th in the Russian Premier League last season and barely survived relegation from the top flight. In fact, they had to win a relegation playoff in order to survive in the Russian top flight. Krylya Sovetov will be hoping to improve their performances if they are to stay in the Russian Premier League for another season.
CSKA Moscow, on the other hand, finished 4th in the Russian Premier League table last season. However, they mounted a good run in the UEFA Champions League. Anything other than a title win would be a disastrous season for CSKA Moscow. They will be heavy favourites to win tonight.
Predicted Lineups (updated):
Krylya Sovetov: Ryzhikov; Anyukov, Burlak, Karpov, Kombarov; Mijailovic, P Anton; Ginsari, Zinkovsky, Kabutov; Sobolev.
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev; Magnusson, Vasin, Sarlija; Mario Fernandez, Akhmetov, Oblyakov, Vlasic; Sigurdsson, Bistrovic, Chalov.
Combined XI for the game (updated):
Captain & Vice-Captain Options: