Zenit St. Petersburg vs Orenburg
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 24th October, 2016.
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Petrovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg).
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg have a perfect opportunity to go top of the Russian Premier League when they face new boys FC Orenburg on Monday, 24th October 2016.
After 10 matches into the 2016 season, Zenit are arguable the best attacking side in the Russian Premier League and found the back of the net 24 times, 6 goals more than current leaders Spartak Moscow. They are also the only side in the league who are unbeaten as their title rivals Spartak and CSKA have suffered defeats 2 times each. Their home form is currently top notch and scored 11 goals in the last three against Spartak, Rubin Kazan and Amkar.
While FC Orenburg are in their inaugural season in Russian Premier League and had a tough time adjusting to the top flight football. Their first win only came in the last round at home against Tom Tomsk after going win-less in the previous 9. They will have only one thing in mind this season, that is to stay up in Premier League beyond this year. They are currently inside the relegation zone, at 15th in the league table with only FK Krylya behind them.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Orenburg: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and FC Orenburg.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Orenburg: Prediction
Zenit are without a doubt the clear favourites to win this fixture. The odds for their win are priced pretty low by bookmakers, so our aim is to look at better profitable markets. Our key projection for this fixture is Zenit’s goal scoring prowess at their home ground, which averages at 3 in the last 5 games.
Orenburg’s three away fixtures so far this season were against relatively moderate opponents. And so far, they have done well to keep down the number of goals conceded to a total of 3 goals from those matches. But we believe the flood gates are going to open on Monday and a handicap win for Zenit with a minus 1.5 goals to start with is an excellent option.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Orenburg: Betting Tips
Asian Handicap: Zenit -1.5 at 1.80 (4/5)
Zenit to score over 2.5 goals at 2.10 (11/10).