Zenit St. Petersburg vs Real Sociedad
UEFA Europa League
Date: 28th September 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Krestovskyi.
One of the most interesting fixtures of the Matchday No 2 in Europa League is going to be played at Stadion Krestkovskyi where Zenit will host Real Sociedad in the battle for the top spot in the group L.
Both sides opened the competition in a super string fashion and we are certainly up for a thrilling evening of football on Thursday.
Roberto Mancini was thrilled with his team’s dominant display in an important 0-2 victory over the second-placed in Sunday’s Premier League derby.
It was second consecutive league win for Zenit who kept as many as six consecutive clean sheets in their domestic league.
Aleksandr Kokorin has been doing a phenomenal job on the other side of the pitch as he has already netted five goals in Europa League (including qualifications). The Russian striker notched a brace in a demolishing 0-5 victory over Macedonian Vardar in the opening round.
Sociedad notched four in the thumping of Rosenborg in front of their fans two weeks ago, but Eusebio Sacristian’s side suffered three losses on the trot ever since that match.
The Basques have been especially vulnerable at the back since they allowed three goals in each of three mentioned losses (to Levante, Real Madrid and Valencia).
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Real Sociedad: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
Looking at both teams’ attacking shape, we have to expect goals, but the advantage goes to the hosts who have been much more solid at the back lately.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Real Sociedad: Bet Tips
The first bet is Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 9/10 @ Bet365.
The alternative bet is Zenit to win at the odds of 13/10 @ Ladbrokes.