CSKA Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg Predictions and Match Preview

CSKA Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018
Kick-off at 16.00 UK/ 17.00 CET
Venue: Arena CSKA, Moscow.

Two great teams from the Russian Premier League go against each other in this exciting fixture, at the Arena CSKA, this Sunday, to complete the 14th round of league fixtures.

CSKA Moscow played out a goalless but thrilling draw last weekend against Dinamo Moscow. The derby might not have lived up to expectation in the case of goals, but it sure did entertain the crowd. The match saw six yellow cards and a red card. Both the teams tried very hard for the win, but as it was expected for the derby, the defenses from either side did their job passionately.

Zenit justified their toppers’ tag and won a tough match at home against Akhmat Grozny. A 31st-minute penalty by Marchisio was the lone goal in the game, and it was enough for the potential champions to convert the available three points.

CSKA Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Last five wins in a row, in head-to-head ties have been for Zenit.
  • Moscow is on a run of four winless matches and has just one win to their name from last seven ties.
  • Zenit has just one loss in their last five games.
  • CSKA has lost their last three games at home, in a row.
  • Last three head-to-head ties saw the same scoreline, 0-0.
  • Last five h2h ties in a row had under 2.5 match goals, and the combined goals scored in these five matches were five.

CSKA Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg Prediction

The visitors have the upper hand in this tie. They have shown domination in head-to-head ties. Zenit is unbeaten for their last ten matches with CSKA Moscow.

The toppers raced to leave the rest of the pack behind within no time. With just a third of the league season over till now, Zenit has already acquired a healthy lead of eight points over the team placed second.

They have shown discipline in closing out attacks, and rarely concedes goals.

Zenit will see out the match without a loss, and most probably the match will have very few goals. Under 2.5 match goals for this match is a value bet.

CSKA Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg Betting Tips

  • Zenit St. Petersburg: Draw No Bet @ 1.91 (10/11)
  • Under 2.5 match goals @ 1.55 (6/11).