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Zenit St Petersburg will host visiting club Arsenal Tula at Gazprom Arena in the Premier League clash on Monday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Zenit St Petersburg v Arsenal Tula can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg enter this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Premier League draw vs Lokomotiv Moscow.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that there has been much resilience in the Zenit St Petersburg defence. Sine-Belo-Golubye have kept it tight, seeing the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 matches standing at 3.
Leading up to this clash, Zenit St Petersburg:
- have not been beaten in the league by Arsenal Tula in their last 2 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 24 home league matches. Incredible, really.
Since a loss in their previous game against Spartak Moscow in Premier League action, Arsenal Tula will be aiming to make amends here.
The only player to score from Arsenal Tula was Daniil Khlusevich (36'). Aleksandr Sobolev (41') and Samuel Gigot (45') scored for Spartak Moscow.
In the course of their six latest matches, Sergey Podpaly's Arsenal Tula have turned their attacks into goals 6 times thus yielding them a goals per game average of 1.
Their prior results show that Arsenal Tula:
- have not registered a win against Zenit when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/10/2017 tells us that Zenit St Petersburg have won 3 of these & Arsenal Tula 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 10 from Sine-Belo-Golubye and 9 belonging to Pryaniki. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league match between these sides was Premier League match day 16 on 10/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Arsenal Tula 0-1 Zenit St Petersburg.
The referee was Aleksei Eskov.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg manager Sergei Semak has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this game thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
We think that Sine-Belo-Golubye will possibly employ a 4-4-2 formation for the game, beginning the first half with Mikhail Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Dejan Lovren, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Vyacheslav Karavaev, Andrey Mostovoy, Wilmar Barrios, Magomed Ozdoev, Malcom, Artem Dzyuba and Sardar Azmoun.
Team News: Arsenal Tula
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness worry for the Arsenal Tula gaffer Sergey Podpaly to be concerned with. Evgeniy Lutsenko (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Pryaniki seem likely to begin the game with a 3-4-2-1 formation, settling for Artur Nigmatullin, Taras Burlak, Artem Sokol, Robert Bauer, Daniil Hlusevich, Georgi Kostadinov, Kings Kangwa, Valeri Gromyko, Vladislav Panteleev, Sergey Tkachev and Evans Kangwa.
We’ve got the feeling that Zenit St Petersburg will probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, Arsenal Tula could well struggle to get a goal of their own although we do think that they will probably end up being dangerous at times, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Zenit St Petersburg at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Zenit St Petersburg
Stadium: Gazprom Arena (67,800)
Captain: Artyom Dzyuba
Chairman: Alexander Medvedev
Manager: Sergei Semak
Competitions: Premier League position 2
⭐ Key Man: Sardar Azmoun
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Sardar Azmoun was born in Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran. After having made a senior debut playing for Rubin Kazan in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has netted 4 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.