CSKA Pamir vs. Khujand Odds, Prediction, and Pick – Tajikistan Higher League, April 8

By Dan Roberts in Soccer
| April 7, 2020 12:39 am PDT
CSKA Pamir vs. Khujand Tajikistan Higher League

Khujand kicks off its league campaign after narrowly falling to Istiklol in the Super Cup at the weekend. If any club can knock the reigning champions off its perch this year, it will be Khujand. The club has finished runners up in the Tajikistan Higher League three years running.

CSKA has been more of a mid-table side over the last few years but finished last season in fine form, so there will be the hope of a better finish this time around.

Keep reading through this CSKA Pamir vs. Khujand betting preview for more.

Latest Odds for CSKA Pamir vs. Khujand

CSKA Pamir to Win+136
The Draw+216
Khujand to Win+188

BetOnline makes the hosts favorite here, and that is slightly surprising considering the relative strengths of both clubs over the past few years. Even though Khujand is away from home, I would still expect it to be pushing for a win in the first game of the season.

CSKA Pamir vs. Khujand Preview

CSKA Pamir starts its campaign off with a tough fixture against one of the best teams in Tajikistan. But manager Sergey Zhitsky might be confident that his players can give him the best possible start, considering the fact that Khujand played in the Super Cup at the weekend.

Of the three games between the two clubs last year, CSKA went unbeaten, winning one and drawing two. That bodes well for the capital city club, but there will need to be more goals scored this season if CSKA wants to compete at the top end of the table.

Khujand started its Super Cup game with Istiklol in the best possible fashion — scoring inside three minutes — before ultimately falling away in the second half. But that result could be used as a confidence boost for his players ahead of the campaign. Conceding just two goals to the champions is not a bad achievement.

If it wasn’t for two defeats in the last two games of the 2019 season, Khujand would have finished second in the table by quite a distance, so would seem to be the more likely to come out of this one with three points.

My Pick

Pick
  • Khujand to Win
    +188

With just one of the three league games at the weekend providing a winning team, whoever is victorious here will immediately become one of the front runners. As both these clubs would be most likely to challenge Istiklol for the title this year, a win could be crucial. I think that Khujand will take something from that narrow loss in the Super Cup and manage to take all the points here.

For the most up-to-date odds, check out our list of the top sites for betting on soccer.

I’ve also written a betting preview of the other midweek game in the Tajik League.

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