Zenit vs Rostov
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 3 December 2021
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium.
Zenit are on track to lift their 4th consecutive Russian Premier League title. They would want to go into their match against rivals and the team on their tails in the title race Dynamo Moscow next week before the league halts for the winter break. Rostov would happily take points from this fixture in their bid to stay up in the Russian top-flight.
These teams will meet at the Gazprom Arena this Friday evening. Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here.
Zenit vs Rostov Head-to-head
- The champions have not been defeated by this side in the previous 5 meetings.
- Both teams scored in 4 of the last 5 h2h games.
- 3 or more goals were scored in those fixtures.
- The visitors have not won at this venue in their preceding 7 trips.
The Zeniters have been unstoppable domestically apart from their slight drop in form in October. Where they suffered their only 2 losses of the season in the league. They have further dropped 6 points through draws. The team is top of the league table 4 points clear of Dynamo Moscow.
Their displays in the Champions League are not anywhere near convincing. The team is behind Chelsea and Juventus by 8 points. They would progress to the Europa League knockouts if Malmo drops points against Juventus on matchday 6 of the UCL.
The Tough Guys have not been able to take anything in their fixtures against teams higher in the table. The team has not lost to any team in the lower half of the table. However, they need to stop dropping points against teams lower in the table through draws, if they want to sit comfortably outside the relegation spots.
Zenit vs Rostov Prediction
Petersburg have just 1 loss in their last 17 league matches at home. They have won their preceding 3 home league games by at least a margin of 3 goals. With them facing a club with 1 win in their last 6 league fixtures on the road, Zenit should seal a comfortable win.
The away side has not kept a clean sheet on the road in 2021. Meanwhile, the hosts are averaging 3.8 goals per game in their previous 10 league games. I am expecting Zenitchiki to net 4 or more goals.
Zenit vs Rostov Betting Tips
Asian Handicap -1.5, -2.0 Zenit @ 1.87.
Zenit – Over 3.5 goals @ 3.40.