Zenit St. Petersburg vs CSKA Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Gazprom Arena.
The Lions are the defending champions of the competition, and they also have been the overall best team in the country for a very long time. Even this season, they have raced to the top of the table, and are threatening to set the pace for the rest of the teams in the tournament.
They have scored two or more goals in all of their fixtures this campaign, and are yet to concede one in return.
The Horses too are one of the best teams in the league, but they are no match for the title-holders. They have an inferior h2h record as well recently.
By the looks of things, expect Zenit to easily post another win, and remain at the top of standings.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sergei Semak’s men have recorded 13 of the former 16 overall wins.
- They won the latest clash with a 0-4 scoreline on the road, and that too just a month back.
- They have also scored three or more goals in three of the preceding four overall fixtures.
- Since 2011, not once have the guests won at this stadium.
- At this stadium, the home team has scored two or more goals in six of the preceding nine match-ups.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
The Lions are the very best the Premier League has to offer, and they are on a long 25-match unbeaten run at the moment – of which an impressive 20 were wins.
Going on, they are also on a seven-fixture winning run at home, and were unbeaten in 26 of their last 27 appearances here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in six of their last ten road trips, and their only wins in this stretch had come against weaker teams from the league.
Moreover, the defending champions also do have a phenomenal h2h record at this stadium.
Taking all these factors into account, expect a winning performance from Zenit St. Petersburg.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs CSKA Moscow: Betting Tips
Zenit St. Petersburg to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
To Score in First Half: Zenit St. Petersburg @ 1.83 (5/6).