Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Gazprom Arena.
The Lions have been the absolute best team in the country for a very long time, and they expectedly had won the title the last year – and that too in impressive style. In fact, they had a lead of 15 points over the second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow by the time the season came to an end.
Along the while, they had scored the most number of goals in the competition – 65, with the next best being just 49. And they also had conceded the least – 18, with no other squads managing to keep it below 20.
They have also raced to the top of the table this time around, and have confidently made a statement that they are out to defend their title.
And to further tip the scales in their favor, they are pitted against Sergei Pervushin’s men, who had been promoted to the top flight a season before. Not only are they inexperienced, but they have a 100% losing record against this rival, and have made a worrisome start to their new campaign.
By all means, expect a Zenit win this Saturday.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The title-holders have a 100% winning record against this opponent.
- They have scored two or more goals in all of their clashes so far.
- In fact, they had scored a total of nine goals from the past three fixtures.
- The latest encounter at this stadium had ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov: Prediction
The Lions are the defending champions of the league, and they are the overall best team in the country.
They are on a 26-match unbeaten run, of which 21 were wins, and they were unbeaten in 26 of their last 27 appearances at this stadium. 21 of these were wins, and the sole loss had come in the Champions League.
On the other hand, their opposite number are a newly-promoted team, and they have a 100% losing record this campaign, except for their match-up against Khimki – possibly the weakest team in the league at present.
On top of all this, the title-holders also do have a 100% winning record in h2h fixtures.
By the looks of things, Zenit St. Petersburg are in line to post a huge win this weekend.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov: Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Zenit St. Petersburg/ Zenit St. Petersburg @ 1.75 (3/4)
Zenit St. Petersburg -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).