Zenit St. Petersburg vs Arsenal Tula
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 13 September 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg).
Zenit are trying their level best to regain the top spot on the table and are currently seated on second behind Krasnodar, only on goal difference. However, with FC Rostov breathing down their necks on third, the hosts have their work cut out for them as they have already stumbled once.
The home team returned to winning ways last week though by coming out on top against Spartak on the road by a narrow 1-0 scoreline. The squad are yet to admit defeat at home this season too and will be optimistic of getting the better of their counterparts this week.
Arsenal Tula are four points away from catching up to Zenit in the ladder. However, the visitors have not been able to ensure a consistent run of form and have won just one out of their last three games.
The away side’s last clash on the road saw them lose against Kazan by a 1-0 scorecard while their most recent matchup saw them taste defeat against CSKA Moscow, that too in the comforts of their home.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Arsenal Tula Head to head (h2h)
- Four of the previous seven meetings have seen Zenit clinch the win.
- Their last encounter at this venue saw Arsenal Tula lose 1-0.
- Only one of their previous five clashes have ended in a draw.
- The scorecards have featured less than 2.5 goals thrice in their last five fixtures.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Arsenal Tula Prediction
The reigning champions cannot afford any mistakes and will be banking on home advantage to help them secure all three points in this one. The hosts are unbeaten on home soil so far in the new campaign and will be a tough team to break for Arsenal Tula.
Furthermore, Zenit have been faring well against this opponent in their previous meetings at the Gazprom Arena and have been at the losing end just once in their last five matches.
Considering that the visitors failed to come out on top in their previous trip on the road as well, Zenit are sizing up to be the favorites to walk away with the three points in this one.
Additionally, the hosts have been able to pick up the win, with under 2.5 goals on the charts, in four of their previous five head to head clashes here. Taking into account that the last two clashes for both Zenit and Arsenal Tula have also been low scoring ones, expect a maximum of two goals or less at the end of the ninety minutes.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Arsenal Tula Betting tips
Full-time result: Zenit St. Petersburg @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).