FC Rotor Volgograd vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Volgograd Arena.
The Blue-cyan have been dealt the toughest hand in the opening round of the new season. They are expected to tackle the reigning champions of the competition – who finished with a lead of 15 points over the second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow.
Where things get further lopsided is the fact that Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s men have just been promoted to the top flight, and are massively inexperienced to take on any team in this league, let alone the defending champions.
By all means, expect a huge win for Zenit st. Petersburg this Tuesday.
Rotor Volgograd vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest clash had ended in a 2-5 win on the road for the title-holders.
- They are on a three-game winning run against this opponent.
- They had scored a total of 12 goals in the process.
- Since 2000, only once have they lost against this rival.
- The guests have a 100% winning record at this stadium since 2003, and have scored four or more goals in all such games.
Rotor Volgograd vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Prediction
Sergei Semak’s men are easily the best team in the country, and they had phenomenal stats en route to the title the last year. They had scored the most number of goals, 65, while none other had even touched the 50-goal mark.
Keep note they have conceded a total of just 18 goals all through the campaign, which was also far better than any other squad in the league.
They surely will love to begin their campaign on a winning note, and have the perfect opportunity to do it.
They are pitted against a newly-promoted, inexperienced and under-pressure squad. And on top of all that, they have a great h2h record against these newcomers as well.
By all means expect a massive win for Zenit.
Rotor Volgograd vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Betting Tips
To Score in Both Halves: Zenit St. Petersburg @ 2.25 (5/4)
Zenit St. Petersburg to Score in First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).