Zenit vs Krasnodar
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 7 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium (Sankt-Petersburg).
The derby match of the Russian Premier League 10th round is going to be contested between Zenit and Krasnodar.
The hosts are enjoying a very good start of the campaign as they are sitting on the top spot of the table. However, they’ve been defeated for the first time in the season in the latest round when Anzhi Makhachkala celebrated a surprising victory. Artem Dzyba and the lads are the most productive team in the competition and they are also doing very well in the back. Zenit have allowed just a point to their visitors when Spartak Moscow held them to a goalless draw. Home side, as well as their rivals, have been successful in their Europa League mid-week challenges.
Although they’ve been in the top of the Russian football in recent seasons, Krasnodar are the biggest overachievers so far. They are just three points behind their rivals and they’ve celebrated a win seven times in a row in all competitions. Murad Musaev’s side is rock solid in the back and they are really hard to crack. On the other hand, the visitors have been very productive in the final third and that was rewarded with a winning streak. Krasnodar are the best away-performers in the league and they are hoping of another positive result.
Zenit v Krasnodar: Head-to-head
Both teams have been equally successful in their recent head to head clashes as they managed to book two wins each in the last four occasions. Their encounters have usually been moderate scoring ones.
Zenit v Krasnodar: Prediction
This match is very hard to predict as both teams are playing very well lately. Zenit are slight favourites in this one, but we believe Krasnodar are capable enough of getting back home with a point in their pocket which should keep them close to the top spot.
The stake is high in this match and although both teams have been pretty productive, they might focus more on tactical battle in the middle of the park. Therefore, the crowd shouldn’t expect to see more than two goals in total.
Zenit v Krasnodar: Bet Tips
- Draw @ 3.40
- Under 2.5 FT @ 1.70