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The Premier League fixture at Arsenal Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Arsenal Tula playing against opponents Zenit St Petersburg.
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Arsenal Tula will play in this fixture following on from a 0-0 Premier League tied result versus FC Khimki.
In that game, Arsenal Tula managed 46% possession and 16 shots at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, FC Khimki had 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Arsenal Tula have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Arsenal Tula have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals in the process.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Arsenal Tula:
- have left without a victory over Zenit St Petersburg in games played at home for the previous 2 league games.
- have not registered a win against Zenit St Petersburg in their last 4 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Zenit St Petersburg
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Sochi in Premier League action, Zenit St Petersburg will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Zenit St Petersburg had 53% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Zenit St Petersburg was Artyom Dzyuba (45'). At the other end, Sochi got 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Mateo Cassierra (67') and Sergei Terekhov (71') scored for Sochi.
The stats tell the story, and Zenit St Petersburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 6 goals overall. At the back, Zenit St Petersburg have seen their frailties exposed. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through here, though.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 04/08/2018 shows that Arsenal Tula have won 1 of these & Zenit St Petersburg 4, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from Pryaniki and 10 netted by Sine-Belo-Golubye. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 16 on 28/11/2020 and the score finished Arsenal Tula 0-0 Zenit St Petersburg.
The referee was Yevgeni Kukulyak.
Team News: Arsenal Tula
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Arsenal Tula manager Miodrag Božović to contend with from a near full-strength squad. Georgi Kostadinov (Cheekbone surgery) won’t play. Ivan Novoseltsev cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Due to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Zenit St Petersburg manager Sergei Semak has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
In our opinion, Arsenal Tula should get enough chances to breach the defence of this Zenit St Petersburg team, but one goal probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning score for Zenit St Petersburg by the conclusion of the game. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arsenal Stadium (20,048)
Captain: Yevgeni Lutsenko
Chairman: Guram Adzhoyev
Manager: Miodrag Božović
Competitions: Premier League position 14
🔑 Key Player: Goran Čaušić
Normally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Goran Čaušić was born in Belgrade, Serbia. After having played his first senior match for Eskişehirspor in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored 2 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far in 10 appearances.