Zenit vs Yenisey
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Kick-Off 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium (St. Petersburg).
Top of the table meet the very bottom in the last game of the season as Zenit take on Yenisey exactly at noon on Sunday at Saint-Petersburg Stadium.
We can expect local crowd to create a festive atmosphere in spite of a 1-0 loss to Rostov in the previous round.
The Lions are still eight points clear at the top of the Premier League standings ahead of the final Matchday. They earned their fifth title, the first one since the 2014/15 campaign.
Stellar form in matches on the home patch was one of the key factors in Zenit’s journey towards the crown.
Sergei Semak’s men have a fascinating record of 12 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in 14 league games at Saint-Petersburg Stadium.
They scored league high 35 goals in 14 home fixtures and should have plenty of room to add more to this scintillating tally here when they come across the rock-bottomed and relegated Yenisey side.
Zenit vs Yenisey: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two sides.
Zenit took an easy 0-2 victory in a straightforward affair in teams’ inaugural H2H meeting.
Zenit vs Yenisey: Prediction
Yenisey experienced the strength of a top-flight football in the cruellest of fashions this season. They failed to make it longer than a one-year spell of loan in their inaugural appearance in the elite tier of the Russian football.
The visitors were just too vulnerable at the back to stay competitive at this level of competition.
Their leaky defense shipped league high 51 goals in 29 rounds so far. On top of this, Yenisey have by far the worst record on travels where they won 1, drew 1 and lost 12 of 14 league matches this season.
Even though Zenit have already secured the title long time ago, we can hardly imagine the scenario in which the visitors would avoid a tough and devastating defeat here.
Zenit vs Yenisey: Bet Tips
Zenit to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).