Our prediction for this Russia Premier League match:
After missing out on a place in the Champions League last term, CSKA Moscow will be looking to make amends for unsuccessful campaign when they take on Khimki in their opener. The Armeitsy have big ambitions for the 2020 Russian Premier League season, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football game. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be talented attacker Fedor Chalov, who has established himself as one of the best players in the Russian top flight.
Khimki, on the other hand, did well to secure promotion to the elite division. The newcomers are on a quest to secure the Russian Premier League survival, but they will have a big fish to fry in the opening match of the season. In their last meeting in the national championship (2009) CSKA defeated Khimki 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Alan Dzagoev):
Alan Dzagoev is a Russian footballer who plays for CSKA Moscow. Dzagoev began his youth career at Yunost Vladikavkaz and he played for Konoplyov football academy during his youth career as well. In 2006 Dzagoev started his senior career at Krylia Sovetov, with the attacking midfielder scoring six goals in 37 appearances for the club.
In 2008 Dzagoev moved to CSKA Moscow and he has been playing for the capital club ever since. In 2016 he won his third Russian Premier League title with CSKA and, speaking of his individual awards, Dzagoev was named Russian Premier League best young player in 2008. Dzagoev was born in Beslan (Soviet Union) on June 17, 1990 and he made his debut for the Russian national football team in October 2018 against Russia.
The CSKA midfielder scored his first international goal in October, 2010, in a 3-2 victory over Republic of Ireland in the EURO 2012 qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (CSKA Moscow):
The most prominent division of the CSKA Moscow sports club, the Armeitsy as they are commonly referred to in Russia were founded in 1911 and were the official team of the Soviet Army during the communist era. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, PFC CSKA Moscow have been become a privately owned club, with the Ministry of Defence as a shareholder.
The Army Men are one of the most successful clubs in Russian football with a rich legacy and extensive heritage both in modern era and in Soviet football alike CSKA Moscow won seven Soviet championship titles, while they have also added six Russian Premier League title for the total tally of 13 major domestic honours.
CSKA Moscow also boast a remarkable record at the international level as well with the Armeitsy winning the UEFA Cup in 2005 having beaten Sporting CP to become the first ever Russian club to win a major European title. During the last decade CSKA Moscow reached UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2010 and the knockout stage the following year.