Zenit Saint Petersburg vs Molde
Europa League Qualification Play-off (1st Leg)
Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Petrovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg).
For the Europa League we have reached the business end of proceedings and the final round to determine who will play in the competition proper.
Zenit St Petersburg will take on Molde and it will be the Russians who will be favourites to qualify from the tie and with this first leg being in Russia they will also be favourites to win this match and take an advantage back to Sweden.
Zenit were involved in incredible games in the last round when they played Dinamo Minsk. They lost the first leg at Minsk 4-0 and looked out of the competition. But when the teams returned to Zenit, the home club scored 4 goals in 90 minutes and with the game locked at 4-4 extra time ensued. And Zenit scored another 4 goals and won the match overall 8-5.
Molde have been very professional in the previous rounds and knocked out Scottish team Hibernian in the last round, beating them 3-0.
Zenit vs Molde: Head to Head
There are no previous head to head matches between the two sides.
Zenit vs Molde: Prediction
Both teams have only shown their real qualities when playing at home and are not good travellers. Molde convincingly beat Hibs in the last round but could only draw 0-0 away from home and now they will face a much better side with a lot of quality and pace.
Zenit are as low as 1.30 (1/3) to win so the value isn’t great so instead we will concentrate on them having a lead at the half time stage. For smaller stakes we will predict the final score.
Zenit vs Molde: Bet Tips
Half Time: Zenit Saint Petersburg to be winning at 1.83 (5/6)
Correct Score: Zenit to win 3-1 or 4-1 at 11.00 and 17.00 (10/1 and 16/1) respectively.