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The Premier League tie at Gazprom Arena on Monday will see home team Zenit St Petersburg take to the field against opponents FC Khimki.
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Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg are hoping to win again following a 2-3 Premier League victory vs CSKA Moscow.
In that game, Zenit St Petersburg managed 56% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. For Zenit St Petersburg, goals were scored by Artyom Dzyuba (33') and Wendel (50', 77'). For their opponents, CSKA Moskva got 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Salomón Rondón (28') and Nikola Vlašić (91') scored for CSKA Moscow.
Zenit St Petersburg have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 16 during that time and have conceded a total of 8. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Ahead of this meeting, Zenit St Petersburg are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
FC Khimki will come into the game following on from a 1-3 Premier League win with the defeat of Rubin Kazan in their most recent match.
In that game, FC Khimki managed 38% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For FC Khimki, goals were scored by Reziuan Mirzov (20'), Pavel Mogilevets (28') and Ilya Kukharchuk (75'). On the other side, Rubin Kazan had 16 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Đorđe Despotović (42') was the scorer for Rubin Kazan.
A sequence of resolute performances by the FC Khimki defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes combined. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 10.
Heading into this fixture, FC Khimki have not been beaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings going back to 21/10/2007 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for FC Khimki. They have not been able to register any victories at all while Zenit St Petersburg have managed to find a way, running out winners in 100 per cent of those ties.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Premier League match day 13 on 01/11/2020 when the final score was FC Khimki 0-2 Zenit St Petersburg.
The match was refereed by Aleksei Matyunin.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg boss Sergei Semak will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this match with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: FC Khimki
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, FC Khimki boss Igor Cherevchenko doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
It’s looking like FC Khimki will have a tough assignment to find the back of the net against a Zenit St Petersburg lineup who have the capability to really run this game.
We’re expecting a very comprehensive 3-0 win for Zenit St Petersburg by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Zenit St Petersburg
Stadium: Gazprom Arena (67,800)
Captain: Dejan Lovren
Chairman: Alexander Medvedev
Manager: Sergei Semak
Competitions: Premier League position 1
🔑 Key Man: Sardar Azmoun
Generally playing in the Striker position, Sardar Azmoun was born in Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran. After having played his first senior match for Rubin Kazan in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 13 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 19 appearances.