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FC Khimki will take to the pitch with away team Zenit St Petersburg at Arena-Khimki in this Premier League game on Saturday.
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 go into this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Premier League drawn result against Sochi.
In that game, FC Khimki managed 52% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Sochi had 12 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Igor Cherevchenko's FC Khimki have netted a sum total of 5 times over their prior six outings. The comparative number of goals that they have conceded in those same games stands at 5.
Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg head into the match following on from a 1-5 Premier League win to beat Tambov in their last match.
In that game, Zenit St Petersburg managed 70% possession and 26 shots at goal with 12 on target. The scorer for Zenit St Petersburg was Artyom Dzyuba (11', 55', 72', 74'). For their opponents, Tambov had 8 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Klimov (45') and Vosiyev (93' Own goal) scored for Tambov.
Demonstrating their involvement in eventful matches, we’ve seen goals 26 times in the last six matches in which Zenit St Petersburg have sent out their troops, giving an average of 4.33 goals per meeting. Their opponents have managed 5 of these goals. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 13/07/2008 reveals that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for FC Khimki. They have not been able to get any wins at all while Zenit St Petersburg have been superior, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those matches played.
A total of 20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from Khimki and 17 coming from Sine-Belo-Golubye. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 24 on 05/04/2021 and the score finished Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 FC Khimki.
On that occasion, Zenit St Petersburg had 60% possession and 21 shots on goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Vyacheslav Karavayev (45') and Andrei Mostovoy (92').
On the other side, FC Khimki had 8 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Pavel Shadykhanov.
Team News: FC Khimki
FC Khimki manager Igor Cherevchenko has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Zenit St Petersburg boss Sergei Semak doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
In this match, Zenit St Petersburg will more than likely create the chances to score more than once against FC Khimki, who might well find it difficult going finding the net themselves.
We’re therefore anticipating a controlled 0-2 win for Zenit St Petersburg at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena-Khimki (18,636)
Captain: Dmitri Tikhiy
Chairman: Dmitri Voloshin
Manager: Igor Cherevchenko