Zenit St Petersburg vs Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Krestovskyi.
Zenit successfully confirmed the favourites tag last Thursday when they eased past Bnei Yehuda 0-2 on the road to pretty much close the tie after the first leg.
As the matter of fact, the Russians are among the main contenders for the crown in this term of Europa League and they should not have any troubles reaching the group stage of the competition no matter of whom they are going to tackle in the playoffs round.
Zenit St Petersburg
The Lions, who were stopped by Anderlecht in the last 32 round in the last term of the competition, have been rock solid at the backs at the start of the new season.
Aleksandr Kokorin and Sebastian Driussi are doing a phenomenal job on the other side of the pitch as they have two goals in three appearances each.
Kokorin was the one whose early goal made the difference in the weekend’s away win over the new city rival Tosno which completed a perfects start of the new Premier League campaign for Roberto Mancini and his side.
HaShkhuna have also been pretty tough to break down during the pre-season, but they allowed two goals each in tougher fixtures with Zenit and Maccabi Tel Aviv (0-2 defeat in weekend’s Toto Cup Ligat Ha’al action).
Yosi Abukassis side clearly does not have quality to stay competitive against the Russians as they were completely outplayed in the first leg seven days ago in front of their fans.
Zenit vs Bnei Yehuda: Head to head
Zenit have been struggling to break the deadlock in the first leg as it was only the 59th minute goal from Domenico Criscito which pushed them in charge.
Aleksandr Kokorin closed the tie by doubling his team’s lead in the very last minute of the match.
Zenit vs Bnei Yehuda: Prediction
We don’t even have to mention how huge the gap in quality between the two teams is and we simply have no other option but to expect a pleasant evening for the home team fans at Stadion Krestovskyi.
Zenit vs Bnei Yehuda: Bet Tips
The main bet will be Zenit to win to nil at 4/7.
You can also go with the HT/FT Zenit/Zenit pick at 1/2.