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FC Khimki come up against visiting rivals Zenit St Petersburg at Arena-Khimki in the Premier League meeting on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Khimki v Zenit St Petersburg can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Khimki fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-2 Premier League triumph vs FC Rostov.
For FC Khimki, the goalscorers were Reziuan Mirzov (91') and Brian Idowu (94').
Matches involving FC Khimki have proved to be engaging affairs lately with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past six games alone, a grand total of 24 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 9 of those coming from Khimki.
Zenit St Petersburg
Since a losing effort in their last game against Borussia Dortmund in Champions League action, Zenit St Petersburg will be aiming to make amends here.
On the other side, Borussia Dortmund got 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Jadon Sancho (78') and Erling Håland (90') scored for Borussia Dortmund.
The numbers tell their own story, and Zenit St Petersburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals overall. In defence, Sine-Belo-Golubye can certainly do much better. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, however.
Their past results show that Zenit St Petersburg:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 16/06/2007 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for FC Khimki. They have not managed to get themselves any wins at all while Zenit St Petersburg have maintained the edge over them, getting wins in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 25 in total at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
Team News: FC Khimki
FC Khimki boss Igor Cherevchenko will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Due to a completely injury-free group to pick from, Zenit St Petersburg manager Sergei Semak does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
Our assessment is that FC Khimki have the capability to score against this Zenit St Petersburg outfit, but one goal probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a narrow 1-2 victory for Zenit St Petersburg when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s just see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena-Khimki (18,636)
Captain: Dmitri Tikhiy
Chairman: Aleksandr Zaytsev
Manager: Igor Cherevchenko
Competitions: Premier League position 14
🔑 Star Player: Arshak Koryan
Normally deployed in the Right Wing position, Arshak Koryan was born in Sochi, Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for Vitesse in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 8 appearances.