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Zenit St Petersburg head to VTB Arena on Saturday for the Premier League showdown with home team Dynamo Moscow.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Dynamo Moscow v Zenit St Petersburg, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Dynamo Moscow go into this game following a 0-0 Premier League drawn result vs Zenit St Petersburg.
In that match, Dynamo Moscow had 40% possession and 0 shots at goal with 0 on target. For their opponents, Zenit had 3 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over their preceding 6 games, Slaviša Jokanović's Dynamo Moscow have hit the target a combined total of 8 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.33.
Pre-game facts show that Dynamo Moscow:
- haven't won against Zenit St Petersburg in their last 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches at home.
Zenit St Petersburg
Illustrating their bias toward action-packed encounters, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the last 6 matches in which Zenit St Petersburg have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 2 of this grand total. That aside, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might be sustained in this next game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Zenit St Petersburg:
- haven't won against Dynamo Moscow when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 10/08/2019 tells us that Dynamo Moscow have won 1 of these games & Zenit St Petersburg 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from Dinamiki and 13 belonging to Sine-Belo-Golubye. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring the two was Premier League match day 18 on 12/12/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Dynamo Moscow 1-1 Zenit St Petersburg.
On that occasion, Dynamo Moscow managed 43% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Dmitri Skopintsev (72').
At the other end, Zenit St Petersburg got 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Cláudinho (32') scored.
The referee was Sergei Karasev.
Team News: Dynamo Moscow
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Dynamo Moscow manager Slaviša Jokanović to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Mathias Normann (Muscle Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Zenit St Petersburg manager Sergei Semak doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
Our feeling is that Dynamo Moscow will have their work cut out to get anything against this Zenit St Petersburg outfit who we reckon should gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 0-1 victory for Zenit St Petersburg at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: VTB Arena (26,319)
Captain: Anton Shunin
Chairman: Pavel Pivovarov
Manager: Slaviša Jokanović
Competitions: Premier League position 6
⭐ Star Player: Daniil Fomin
Mostly used in the Centre Midfield position, Daniil Fomin was born in Tikhoretsk, Russia. Having played his first senior match for Ufa in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in this Premier League 2022 - 2023 season to date in 8 appearances.