Dinamo Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: VTB Arena.
The Lions are the defending champions of the competition, and have been the overall best team in Russia over the past several years. In fact, they had a lead of 15 points at the top the last season, and had scored the most number of goals as well as had conceded the least.
They have also raced to the top of the table this time as well, and have once again posted the best records in terms of goals scored as well as goals conceded.
Meanwhile, the Loudspeakers have failed to show consistency over the course of the last several weeks, and are still trying to find their form this season.
On top of that, the title-holders also do have a great h2h record against this rival. Considering all these factors, expect a Zenit win this Wednesday.
Dinamo Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lions had recorded 14 of the preceding 18 overall h2h wins.
- They had recorded a combined scorecard of 7-0 from the past three fixtures.
- They had also kept clean sheets in six of the former eight encounters.
- At this venue, the hosts have scored a total of one goal from the past five meetings.
- The latest clash at this stadium had ended in a 0-2 win for the guests.
Dinamo Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Prediction
The reigning champions have once again ascertained their status as the very best team in the league, and have taken the top-most spot for themselves. In the process, they have scored at a rate of 2.5 goals per game, and have conceded just at a rate of 0.5 goals per fixture.
They have also won all of their match-ups so far, and already have a lead of four points at the top.
In the meantime, their counterparts were winless in four of their preceding six overall fixtures, and remained so in seven of their last eleven appearances at this ground.
In addition, and most importantly, Sergei Semak’s men have absolutely dominated this opponent over the years in h2h clashes.
Taking all these observations into account, expect a winning performance from Zenit this Wednesday.
Dinamo Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Betting Tips
Zenit St. Petersburg to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Zenit St. Petersburg to Score in First Half @ 1.83 (5/6).