FC Ufa vs Zenit St Petersburg
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Stadion Neftyanik (Ufa).
Ufa are going to face Zenit in the fifth round of the Russian Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts started their campaign a month ago as they are participating in the Europa League qualifiers.
They managed to tie five games without losing and reach the latest round before getting into the group stage.
However, in the last four matches Sergey Tomarov’s side failed to win and they remained undefeated only once.
After having a great last season, home side booked just one victory in the first four matches in the Premier League.
They had a trip to Glasgow in the middle of the week where they lost to Rangers in the first leg match of the qualifiers playoffs.
Away side are also fighting for their place in the Europa League group stage, and they secured more comfortable result as they celebrated a 3-1 home victory against Molde.
They managed to come back after being 4-0 down after the first leg against Dinamo Minsk in the last round, however Artem Dzyba and the lads managed to find their way through after the extra time.
Zenit are enjoying the perfect start in the national championship as they celebrated in all four occasions.
FC Ufa vs Zenit St Petersburg: Head-to-head
Zenit have never lost to Ufa and they are having an excellent four-win streak against their opponents. In the last five encounters, Zenit managed to keep their net intact and their clashes have been moderate efficient.
FC Ufa vs Zenit St Petersburg: Prediction
The visitors are favourites in this one and they should be able to get back home with a victory. Ufa should be more focused on their second leg game against Rangers, while Zenit are looking forward to extending their winning streak.
Zenit have been involved in high scoring matches lately, while the hosts have been playing much more tighter. As they are not producing too many goals in head to head clashes, this encounter should remain under 2.5 margin.
FC Ufa vs Zenit St Petersburg: Bet Tips
Zenit to win @ 1.70
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.55.