FC Ufa vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Neftyanik Stadium (Ufa).
FC Ufa brought a two-game winless run to a halt by picking up a comfortable 2-0 win over FK Rostov last weekend at home. The victory was certainly a resounding one as their counterparts came into the clash on the back of a five-match unbeaten run. However, a brace from Sly, over two halves, was more than enough to hand Ufa, what was just their second win of the campaign.
Zenit are currently the only side in the league to be undefeated and are enjoying the view at the top of the ladder with a slender one-point lead. The squad were held to a stalemate in their last matchup at home against Akhmat Grozny while their previous outing saw them clinch the win over Dinamo Moscow with a comfy two-goal advantage.
The reigning champions have been a force to reckon with in their fixtures so far and will be too tough a bunch to handle for the inconsistent Ufa.
FC Ufa vs Zenit St. Petersburg Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously locked horns with each other ten times.
- Their last encounter finished 2-1 in favor of Zenit St. Petersburg.
- Ufa have never registered a win against this foe.
- Three out of their last five meetings have seen Zenit win with a clean sheet intact.
FC Ufa vs Zenit St. Petersburg Prediction
The home team have just two wins under their belt so far, both of which came from their clashes on home soil. However, the squad have not been faring well against teams that finished inside the top seven in the previous campaign and have already admitted defeat to both Arsenal Tula and Krasnodar.
Additionally, Zenit, as always, are on a stellar run of form at the moment and will be coming into the clash this week against Ufa on the back of a three-match winning streak in their trips on the road. Considering that they have also been tasting success by a two-goal margin in each of those clashes, a defeat for Ufa is definitely looming large.
Six of the last nine goals for Zenit have come in the latter forty-five minutes. Taking into account that they have also found the back of the net post the restart in each of their last three outings, expect Zenit to slot the ball home in the second half without fail.
FC Ufa vs Zenit St. Petersburg Betting tips
Zenit St. Petersburg to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To score in second half @ 1.50 (1/2).