Zenit vs Dynamo Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium (St. Petersburg).
Dynamo Moscow suffered a disaster in Saturday’s city derby against Lokomotiv conceding four goals without delivering at the other end in the previous round. They are still two points above the relegation playoffs spot, but they could easily drop down further in the league ladder after mid-week’s fixtures.
Dmitry Khokhlov will have a very tough job raising the spirits in the dressing room after such a horrendous loss. The schedule is not quite friendly to Dynamo who are about to travel to St. Petersburg to take on highly-motivated giants Zenit on Wednesday evening.
The hosts need a three-pointer to stay in the contest for the second place and the Champions League football next term. The reigning champions Spartak Moscow are five points above in second, but the Lions have a game in hand on them and they could narrow the gap down to two with a result here.
Zenit vs Dynamo Moscow: Head-to-head
Dynamo managed to end Zenit’s run of four straight wins in H2H clashes holding them to a goalless draw when the teams met in September last year.
Zenit kept their net untouched in three of last four meetings with Belo-Golubye.
Dynamo Moscow won only 2 and lost 9 of 15 away clashes with the Lions.
Zenit vs Dynamo Moscow: Prediction
Zenit had a dismal campaign in this term of the Premier League, but they still have a chance to save the season with the second-place finish. To get there, a win here is an imperative and we really doubt they’ll fail to take advantage of Dynamo’s poor momentum after a 0-4 loss at the weekend.
The Lions clinched a narrow 1-0 win over Anzhi on Saturday thanks to a goal from Sebastian Driussi. They kept two clean sheets in last three home matches in the Premier League. Knowing that Dynamo Moscow generally struggle to find goals in H2H games with the Lions, we believe backing the hosts to keep things quiet at the back looks to be just the right call here.
Zenit vs Dynamo Moscow: Bet Tips
Zenit to win @ 1.44
Zenit to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80