Zenit vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction & Match Preview

Zenit Saint Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg).

Zenit will look for a consolation win in the tournament when they host the table-toppers in the group.

Since the visitor has already qualified for the round of 16, the host has no proper urge or requirement to play for, in their last CL clash this season.

It will probably be another simple win for Dortmund unless the coach thinks of giving the core players some rest ahead of the playoff fixtures.

Besides, the German outlook is not likely to worry about the home team that has won none of their five group matches in their schedule.

Zenit vs Borussia Dortmund Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The visitor has recorded two of the overall three wins since 2014.
  • Their previous encounter in 2020 CL gave a 2-0 home win for BVB.
  • Both teams have scored in two clashes in their 2014 CL schedule.
  • The teams that visited were the winners in both 2014 CL fixtures.

Zenit vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction

The teams had previously met in the 2014 Champions League during the playoffs. Both teams had a win each to them, significantly away wins. Each game saw both teams score and had at least 3+ goals in ninety minutes at both venues.

In the reverse fixture this season, Dortmund secured a 2-0 clean sheet home win. Now during their visit, the German club has secured their berth in the round of 16 in CL. Lucien Favre will probably look upon the match as a training prior to the playoffs.

With Sancho and Haaland in the squad, expect a couple of goals from the traveling side alone in the upcoming clash. It is not sure whether they can keep another clean sheet, but they have conceded only twice within the five CL group fixtures.

Based on these stats, the tip for Dortmund to score over 1.5 goals seems to be a probable choice from the goals area to yield decent returns. The away win in full-time will probably be the best bet considering their overall form in the campaign this season.

Zenit vs Borussia Dortmund Betting tips

  • Dortmund to win @ 1.60 (3/5).
  • Over 1.5 team goals by Dortmund @ 1.60 (3/5).