Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 14 July 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg).
This game has an asterisk attached to it. These two were the champions of their respective leagues the last season – Zenit was the topper of the Premier League, and Tambov decorated the pole position of the Football National League and is a new addition to the top division.
Coming to reality, despite them being the champions, the visitors of the day know how much of a challenge an upgrade to the top tier would be. And to complicate things, they are taking on the reigning Russian champion, the best team in the country, and at the Gazprom Arena, of all places.
Trust me when I say this, Tambov could not have imagined a worse start to their dream.
As far as St. Petersburg is concerned, they had blasted away oppositions in their last campaign and will be raring to go again.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have locked horns just once so far.
- The tie came in the Russian Cup three years back.
- Then Zenit was on the road and recorded a huge win with a 0-5 scoreline.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov Prediction
Zenit reigned at the top in style the last season and is back to exert their dominance once again. They had registered 20 wins the last time, while the next best was just 16. The team also had an eight-point lead at the top and scored the most number of goals of all the squads in contention. They had netted 57 goals, while 14 of the total 16 failed to touch even 50.
Going on, they were unbeaten in 13 of their last 15 games and had separate four-match and five-match winning streaks in the midst. They also kept clean sheets in three of their last four games, while scoring two or more goals in ten of their last fourteen.
On top of all this, they have the home advantage, where they won eight of their last ten appearances and is on a scoring streak of two or more goals in the last eight attempts.
Moreover, they possess a 100% winning record against this opponent and have not conceded a single goal yet.
As such, expect the current champions to make a huge statement with an emphatic win this Sunday in the Premier League.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Tambov Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Zenit St. Petersburg to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Zenit St. Petersburg to Score in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).