Tosno vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 30th July 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Petrovskiy.
Zenit finally have a city rival in Premier League as Tosno made the greatest achievement in team’s history by joining the elite class of the Russian football for the first time ever last year.
The gulf in quality is huge, but it will still be interesting to see the super motivated Tosno side battling the giants of the Russian football in the last game of the day on Sunday.
The Ukrainian manager Dymtro Parfenov will have a mountain to climb to save the team from an immediate return to the second tier of the Russian football.
Tosno easily lost both of their opening fixtures and they will be massive underdogs this Sunday against Zenit.
Moreover, the hosts are yet to find the back of the net in the new Premier League season as they have failed to do so against both Ufa and Krasnodar.
The visitors are one of four teams with the maximum six points after two opening matches and they should not have any troubles maintaining the perfect run after the third round clash.
The most recent acquisition from River Plate, Sebastian Driussi, announced a strong campaign by creating a comeback and notching a brace against Rubin Kazan’ last weekend.
Tosno vs Zenit: Head to head
The two sides played each other twice over the history. Tosno managed to hold Zenit to a 1-1 draw in a friendly played in June 2015, but the Lions proved the gulf in quality in the cup match four months later when they notched five goals past their opponents.
This is going to be the first meeting between the two teams in Premier League.
Tosno vs Zenit: Prediction
Zenit are among the main favourites for the title this year and they just should not allow a slip up against one of the weakest sides in the competition.
We just can’t see any other scenario but a convincing win for the visitors who are 21/20 to beat the newcomers by at least two goals difference.
Tosno vs Zenit: Bet Tips
The top betting option will be Zenit -1.5 handicap at the odds of 2.15 with Pinnacle.
Sebastian Driussi is priced at 2.25 odds to score anytime for the Lions.