Rostov vs Zenit St. Petersburg Prediction & Match Preview

FC Rostov vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena.

The Lions have been the best team in the country for the past several years, and they had lifted the title the last season in style. In fact, they had a lead of 15 points over the second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow by the time the campaign had come to an end.

In the process, they had scored the most number of goals in the competition, 65, while none of the other teams had even managed 50. They had also conceded the fewest number of goals, 18, while the next best was 29.

They are also in an unbeatable form at the moment, while their counterparts are struggling to scrape up even simple wins. And on top of that, the title-holders have a great h2h record over them as well.

By all means, expect a huge Zenit St. Petersburg win this Saturday.

Rostov vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Lions had recorded 20 of the former 25 overall wins.
  • They had scored five or more goals in two of the preceding four encounters.
  • At this venue, the hosts had failed to score in five of their previous nine clashes.
  • Since 2009, only thrice have the hosts won at this stadium.

Rostov vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Prediction

The Lions are the defending champions of the league, and they are on a six-game winning run. Their last loss had come back in December, in the Champions League. In fact, the last they lost other than in the CL was back in September of 2019. That’s almost an year from the current date.

In the process, they had recorded three separate six-match winning runs, and a five-game winning streak.

On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in eight of their last ten overall games, and have had a total of just two wins at this venue since October 2019.

Moreover, the reigning champions also do have a monstrous h2h record against this opponent in the recent past, and especially so at this stadium.

For the reasons, expect a winning performance from Zenit St. Petersburg this Saturday.

Rostov vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Betting Tips

  • Zenit St. Petersburg to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
  • Zenit St. Petersburg to Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).