Zenit St. Petersburg vs FC Ufa
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 9 March 2020
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg
Zenit have been denied home points by Lokomotiv Moscow last week but they still top the Russian Premier League with an eight-point gap behind them, now hosting UFA in hope they can build on it and impress in front of the home fans.
Lions bounced midway through the week and beat Akhmat Grozny (1-2) in the Cup, which will be a boost to their confidence despite a narrow occasion we’ve seen.
UFA have, on the other hand, returned to the league with a comfortable 2-0 win suffered at Krasnodar and it feels building on a mid-table spot will be a tough task. They sit just five points clear of 13th placed Rubin Kazan at this point and Vadim Evseev’s men will need to show more.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs FC Ufa Head-to-head
UFA beat Zenit (1-0) in front of the home fans back in August, where they proved themselves a tough nut to crack and secured all three points thanks to a late winner from Daniil Fomin.
This was the first win for UFA in head-to-head clashes ever, ending a streak of ten clashes without one.
Zenit bagged seven wins and three draws beforehand, including a 0-2 win on their last trip to this ground back in August 2018 – when they scored two very early goals and kept hold of the lead.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs FC Ufa Prediction
We will now back Zenit to secure the points and we hope to see them do so with great confidence, going for a Home win to Nil which feels like the best approach to the fixture at 1.90. We have been used to rock-solid defensive displays at this ground and we’re now hoping for more of the same.
Sardar Azmoun has played an important role up front and we now hope the Iranian striker can make an important impact as well. We’ll back him to score anytime at 2.05 and this could prove great value if Artem Dzuyba doesn’t make for an important threat in the final third here either.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs FC Ufa Betting Tips
Zenit to win to Nil @ 1.90
Sardar Azmoun to score anytime @ 2.05.