Ural vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russian Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Kick off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: SKB-Bank Arena.
Zenit maintained their perfect start to the new Premier League campaign in some style by netting as many as five goals past the defending champions Spartak Moscow in the fourth round of the competition on Sunday evening.
The Lions will thus come into the game with Ural in high spirits, but they will need to be at their max if they want to avoid a slip up against a very solid Uraltsy squad.
The hosts are yet to suffer a defeat after four opening rounds of Premier League.
Aleknsadr Tarkhanov’s men have been very tough to break down so far in the season and they continued the rock-solid defensive displays on Sunday by holding Krasnodar to a 1-1 draw on the road.
Zenit, on the other side, are yet to concede their first goal on the road where they have previously managed to see off the league’s newcomers SKA Khabarovsk and Tosno without conceding a single goal.
Aleksandr Kokorin has been red-hot in the recent period and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick against Ural.
The Russian striker bagged three goals in four opening fixtures and he was the one who opened the scoring in the mentioned drubbing of Spartak Moscow last weekend.
Ural vs Zenit: Head to head
The head to head tie completely favours Zenit who have won each of their eight H2H meetings with Ural with the impressive goal difference of 20-4.
Both of the last year’s encounters between the two teams saw identical 2-0 wins for Zenit which is kind of the scenario we are expecting to witness this Wednesday at SKB-Bank Arena.
Ural vs Zenit: Prediction
According to everything written above, the bet that stands out would be Zenit to win to nil and it is set at the odds of 10/11.
Ural vs Zenit: Bet Tips
The first bet is Zenit to win to nil at 1.95.
Back Aleksandr Kokorin to keep the good form going and score anytime for 2.40 odds.