Zenit vs Bordeaux Prediction & Match Preview

Zenit vs Bordeaux
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium (Saint Petersburg).

On match day 3 group C will see a clash between the Russians and the French. The Lions will be ready for a hunt and the side from Bordeaux are looking like possible prey this Thursday.

The hosts have a win and a draw in the UEL. The last match saw them win 1-0 over Slavia Prague. Aleksandr Kokorin scored the winner much to the delight of home fans and manager Semak.

The Goalkeeper Andrey Lunev made 11 saves in the game and was the difference between the two teams. The hosts could have had more goals if the forwards have timed the runs into the box that was judged offside (7).

The Russians lie 2nd in the table only on goal difference. FC Copenhagen are on top of Group C with a win and a draw.

Bordeaux are at the bottom with both their league games lost. The group opener was at Prague and they lost the match 1-0 to Slavia. Then in Round 2 at home they lost 2-1 to FCK.

A win is hard to come if Ricardo Gomes’ side are crumbling under pressure.

Zenit vs Bordeaux: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • This is the first match between these two teams.
  • The team from Saint Petersburg has 6 wins and lost only 2 in last 10 games. They are on a 14 game unbeaten streak at home also.
  • The visitors from France have won and lost 4 each from last 10 fixtures. In the last 5 away games they lost 3 and won once as well.

Zenit vs Bordeaux: Prediction

Home advantage and recent form points at Zenith to be possible winners in this matchup.

Players like Artem Dzyuba in attacking duty is likely to bring goals for Coach Sergei Semak.

The team is currently level with FC Copenhagen on points and will need a win to go on top of the group table.

Francois Kamano of Guinea is the likely source of goals for the away side. He already has 7 goals in 10 caps for the French side.

Zenit vs Bordeaux: Betting Tips

  • Zenit to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).