Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St. Petersburg Prediction & Match Preview

Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Central Stadium (Kazan).

Zenit are on a stellar run of form as always and are likely to be too hot to handle for Rubin Kazan who, to make matters worse, are going through a rough patch at the moment.

Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St. Petersburg Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last encounter saw Zenit slot five unanswered goals past this foe.
  • Only one of their past five meetings have ended as a stalemate.
  • Kazan have registered a win just once in their previous ten clashes. (W-1, D-2, L-7)
  • Only two of their last five games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their past ten fixtures.

Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St. Petersburg Prediction

Rubin Kazan are now without a taste of success in their last four games in a running. Their most recent clash at home saw them at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard to Dynamo Moscow, while on the road, they salvaged no more than a point against Samara after the clash ended in a stalemate.

Furthermore, the hosts have not found the back of the net in any of their previous four clashes either. Meanwhile, Zenit St Petersburg will be making the trip to Central Stadium on the back of a 1-0 win over Arsenal Tula on the road.

The visiting contingent are currently sporting a five-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League as well, and are deservedly at the top of the ladder with a five-point cushion. It is also worth mentioning that Zenit are the best away side in the cluster at the moment, and have garnered twenty-one points so far from a possible twenty-seven on the road.

With Zenit securing the bragging rights in four of their last five trips to this venue as well, Rubin Kazan’s chances of securing even a point are looking bleak in this one.

In addition, the hosts have looked solid at the back on home soil and have kept a clean sheet in half of their last eight games. The squad have also conceded no more than six goals in the process as well, which is the second least by any side at home.

Taking into account that four of their previous five clashes here have also been low scoring affairs, count on Zenit to wrap things up with no more than a goal or two at the most.

Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St. Petersburg Betting tips

  • Zenit St. Petersburg to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).