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Terek Grozny take on visiting team Zenit St Petersburg at Akhmat-Arena in this Premier League match on Saturday.
All Terek Grozny v Zenit St Petersburg game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Terek Grozny will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-1 Premier League defeat last time out to Sochi.
In that match, Terek Grozny managed 39% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Terek Grozny was Aleksandr Troshechkin (60'). For their opponents, Sochi had 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Christian Noboa (20', 49') scored for Sochi.
Terek Grozny have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 7 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Terek Grozny:
- have not registered a win against Zenit St Petersburg in their last 10 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg go into this clash after a 5-0 Premier League win with the eclipse of Lokomotiv Moscow in their previous match.
In that match, Zenit St Petersburg had 63% possession and 24 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. For Zenit St Petersburg, the scorers were Wendel (63'), Cláudinho (75'), Ivan Sergeyev (80', 93') and Zelimkhan Bakayev (91'). Lokomotiv Moskva got 9 shots on goal with 3 on target.
A succession of resolute displays by the Zenit St Petersburg defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. During the same period, their own attack force has managed to score 14.
Looking at their past form shows that Zenit St Petersburg:
- remain unbeaten by Terek Grozny in games played away from home for the previous 5 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes dating back to 17/08/2019 shows us that Terek Grozny have won 0 of these games & Zenit St Petersburg 3, with the number of draws standing at 3.
A sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 of them for The Wolves and 12 created by Sine-Belo-Golubye. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Premier League match day 24 on 09/04/2022 when it ended Terek Grozny 0-2 Zenit St Petersburg.
In that match, Terek Grozny had 44% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
At the other end, Zenit St Petersburg had 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Yuri Alberto (39') and Aleksandr Yerokhin (90') scored.
The referee was Aleksei Matyunin.
Team News: Terek Grozny
The Terek Grozny boss Andrei Talalayev has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash with a completely injury-free group to choose from.
We are thinking that The Wolves may well kick off with a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Giorgi Shelia, Darko Todorovic, Yuri Zhuravlev, Andrey Semenov, Miroslav Bogosovac, Artem Timofeev, Anton Shvets, Lechi Sadulaev, A. Troshechkin, Bernard Berisha and Gamid Agalarov.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Zenit St Petersburg boss Sergei Semak has zero fitness worries at all before this clash.
We reckon that Sine-Belo-Golubye will likely play in a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Daniil Odoevskiy, Aleksey Sutormin, Dejan Lovren, Rodrigão, Douglas Santos, Claudinho, Wilmar Barrios, Wendel, Malcom, Ivan Sergeev and Zelimkhan Bakaev.
We think that Terek Grozny will have to play well to find the net against this Zenit St Petersburg outfit who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore seeing a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Zenit St Petersburg when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Akhmat-Arena (30,597)
Captain: Bernard Berisha
Chairman: Magomed Daudov
Manager: Andrei Talalayev
Competitions: Premier League position 8