Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 13 August 2018
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).
Zenit will be desperate to put three points on the board after their European dreams put to sleep by the 4-0 defeat at Minsk on the midweek.
Sergei Semak’s men started the domestic campaign on a good note by bagging back-to-back wins over Arsenal Tula and the newly promoted Yenisey.
But the real test was on the midweek when they travelled to Minsk for the Europa League qualifying fixture. The 4-0 first leg defeat means that the reverse at home four days after Monday is a match they play to restore some pride.
Rubin Kazan had made a decent start to their league campaign as well. Last week, they drew Dinamo Moscow 1-1 before a 2-1 win against strong Krasnodar on matchday 1.
Rubin Kazan vs Zenit Head-to-head
- Zenit are unbeaten in the last 9 league games against Kazan, 7 wins and 2 draws.
- The corresponding fixture of last season was a goal-less draw.
- Before the 0-0 draw last season, Kazan lost three games on the bounce to Zenit.
- Overall record at home for Kazan against Zenit in Russian Premier League is 5 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses from 16 games.
Rubin Kazan vs Zenit Prediction
Sergei Semak is under fire after the humiliation at Minsk and the last thing is want is to drop points against a team that finished near relegation waters last season. Thus, expect Zenit to bring their full strength eleven to Kazan.
Since this is a fixture dominated by Zenit over the years and Kazan are nowhere near what they used to be in the past two seasons, our money is on an away win.
Rubin Kazan vs Zenit Betting Tips
FT – Zenit to win @ 2.15 (23/20)
Over 1.5 team goals for Zenit @ 2.50 (6/4).