Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lyon Prediction & Match Preview

Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lyon
Europe – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg).

After four match-days, Group G is still a mess. There’s no cleat-cut clue as to which all teams would take a spot in the Round of 16. Both teams need the victory this Wednesday, and by all means, we can count on a fierce encounter. Considering the hard-fought 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture, the chances are even higher for a competitive match-up.

Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lyon Head-to-head (h2h)

  • As mentioned earlier, the first leg of this match-up had ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Both teams scored in three of the former four clashes.
  • The last the Russians won were back in 2015.
  • At this venue, the sole encounter ended in a 3-1 win for the hosts.
  • Disregarding a win in a friendly game, Lyon are winless against this rival.

Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lyon Prediction

Zenit won on the road in their latest game, which had been against Arsenal Tula, in the Russian Premier League. The first half was practically a dull affair and was devoid of goals. However, just after the hour-mark, Zenit slotted in a goal, via Sardar Azmoun, to go ahead 0-1. The away contingent then held on to that slender lead, to ensure their win.

Lyon may have been on the road the prior game week, but they had a numerical advantage over hosts, Marseille, due to a sending off. However, the two first-half goals by the home team had put the visitors under considerable pressure, and they were not able to properly deal with it. They did manage to return a goal in the latter half, but could not add anything to it later.

Considering overall form, Zenit come out on top. They remained unbeaten in 29 of their last 35 overall fixtures and were so in 17 of their former 19 in front of the home crowd. Of these 19, 14 had ended in wins. They also had separate six-game, and seven-game winning streaks in the midst of this stretch as well.

On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 11 of their previous 15 overall matches, and in eight of their last eleven on the road. Moreover, they had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture and holds a 100% losing record in h2h clashes at this stadium.

Likely, expect Zenit St. Petersburg to have a major shot at posting the three points this Wednesday.

Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lyon Betting Tips

  • Zenit St. Petersburg +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).
  • Double Chance: Zenit St. Petersburg or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).