RFPL Week 11: Betting Advice and Previews

Match of the Round, Saturday 14:30 BST: Dinamo Moscow - CSKA Moscow By Toke Theilade (@TokeTheilade) Once again, it is time for a Moscow derby. This time it is between Dinamo and CSKA, clubs from opposite ends of the table. Dinamo have started the season in a poor way, having just won two of their first 10 games. They are thus ranked 12th, just above the relegation zone. CSKA on the other hand are near the top of the league, currently ranked 4th, and they have won their last two games. A … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 10: Betting Advice and Previews

Match of the Round, Saturday 14:30 BST: CSKA Moscow – FC Rostov By James Nickels (@JamesNickels) Emulate European Form? CSKA have begun the new season as somewhat of an anomaly. Usually, the Army Men prosper in the league but struggle in Europe, however, under Viktor Goncharenko that is far from the case. Already this season, CSKA have defeated Benfica away and Igor Akinfeev has recorded his first (and second) clean sheet in Europe. Domestic results have been a mixed bag, with an impressive … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 9: Betting Advice and Previews

While Week 7 was the best in the history of RFN Betting with a profit of €149.75, Week 8 was the worst. Not a single tip landed, and the team lost a ton of money. Of course, the total profit remains sky high, just below €450, over the past three seasons, but we'll not repeat last week's fiasco. This weekend, we have two of the highest earners in Thomas Giles and David Sansun on the task, and the goal is to win back some of the money we lost last week.  Match of the Round, Saturday 17:00 BST: … [Read more...]

UCL Group A Opposition: Between Hope and Reality for CSKA

Less than 24 hours after CSKA clinched their way to Champions League Group Stage, UEFA held the group stage draw in Monaco. Since CSKA finished as the runner-up in the league – coupled with their low coefficients – they were placed in Pot 4 along with other minnows. SL Benfica, Manchester United, and FC Basel were drawn into group A to face the Army Men. Here we summmarise the other competitors in Group A, in order to visualize the competition as well as CSKA’s chance in the tournament. SL … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 8: Betting Advice & Previews

Last week, in Round 7, we achieved our best ever results in the RFN Betting Advice, earning an incredible +€149.75 in profits, with the overall RFN Total rising from +€366.79 to +€516.54. We hit 5/8 results, in a welcome return to form after a couple of disappointing weeks. Two of our writers moved into the plus for the first time since last season. Our best performer of the week was Artëm Makarevitch, who achieved a personal profit of +€76 after advising to bet €10 on a draw in the game between … [Read more...]

Europa League Preview: Crvena Zvezda – FC Krasnodar

First Playoff Round, Second Leg: Fyodor Smolov's Return? Last week’s Europa league clash between Krasnodar and Crvena Zvezda was a thriller. Featuring five goals, one improperly disallowed and scoring chances aplenty, there was no shortage of excitement at the Krasnodar Stadium. Krasnodar comes into this game with a deserved 3-2 lead after they controlled most of the game at their home arena. Though Krasnodar does have this lead heading to Serbia, Crvena’s two away goals mean that they are in a … [Read more...]

Europa League Preview: Zenit Saint Petersburg – FC Utrecht

First Playoff Round, Second Leg: Can Mancini's Stars Overturn the Deficit? Zenit will go into the Second Leg of their Europa League tie with Utrecht trailing, after a disappointing performance last week in Holland. Zakaria Labyad's second half header was well deserved for the home side, who troubled Zenit throughout. If Zenit does lose the tie, it will be a disaster for the Saint Petersburg side, after spending €81.3 on transfers thus far this window, including the signing of Emiliano Rigoni, … [Read more...]

Champions League Preview: CSKA Moscow – BSC Young Boys

Playoff Round, Second Leg: Group Stages in Sight Viktor Goncharenko's CSKA side will return to the VEB-Arena tonight for the Second Leg of their Group Stage Playoff's with BSC Young Boys. Can the Army Men make it five years of Group Stage Champions League football in a row? If they pull it off, it'll continue their impressive 100% in qualifying via the playoff route and go into the second leg on route to qualification after a 1-0 victory in Bern. A comical and disastrous - for the Swiss side - … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 7: Betting Advice & Previews

Match of the Round, Saturday 15:30 BST: Spartak Moscow - Lokomotiv Moscow By James Nickels (@JamesNickels) Another week and another Moscow Derby as our Match of the Round. Spartak host Lokomotiv at the Otkrytiye Arena as they look to bounce back from successive derby defeats against Zenit and CSKA. Loko, on the other hand until last week had a very promising start to the season, until they were defeated 1-0 at home to newly promoted Tosno. Carrera Under Pressure? Some sections of the … [Read more...]

Europa League Preview: FC Krasndar – Crzena Zvezda

First Playoff Round, First Leg: Bulls Bullish or Red Star Gleaming? Krasnodar enters this week’s Europa League match against Serbian side Crvena Zvezda in some spotty form. As of late, they have drawn against two potential relegation candidates in the RFPL. Between these disappointing draws came a last gasp victory over FC Akhmat, who is expected to challenge for European places this year. On top of their questionable form, injury concerns abound for Krasnodar, with some newcomers potentially … [Read more...]