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The Premier League tie at Gazprom Arena on Saturday will see hosts Zenit St Petersburg prepare for the visit of opponents, FC Rostov.
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Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg are hoping to win again after their last result, a 3-1 Premier League success vs Spartak Moscow.
For Zenit St Petersburg, the scorers were Sardar Azmoun (8'), Dejan Lovren (22' Own goal), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (73') and Artyom Dzyuba (93').
Three or more goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Zenit St Petersburg have participated. Opposition teams scored 8 of them in this period whereas Sine-Belo-Golubye amassed a tally of 12. We will see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Their previous form shows that Zenit St Petersburg:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Rostov in their last 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
After being beaten in their last game against CSKA Moscow in Premier League competition, FC Rostov and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only player to score from FC Rostov was Aleksei Kozlov (91'). Fyodor Chalov (2', 57', 82') was the scorer for CSKA Moscow.
In the course of their six previous matches, Valery Karpin's FC Rostov have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 8 times therefore yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Pre-game facts show that FC Rostov:
- haven't won against Zenit St Petersburg when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings going back to 11/03/2018 shows us that Zenit St Petersburg have won 4 of these and FC Rostov 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 of them for Sine-Belo-Golubye and 3 for Rostov. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 2 on 15/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of FC Rostov 0-2 Zenit St Petersburg.
The match was refereed by Pavel Kukuyan.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg boss Sergei Semak has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: FC Rostov
Owing to a fully healthy group ready to go, FC Rostov boss Valery Karpin has zero fitness concerns at all before this clash.
It looks to us that Zenit St Petersburg look likely to score more than once when they play FC Rostov, who may well struggle scoring a goal of their own.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 2-0 margin for Zenit St Petersburg at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Zenit St Petersburg
Stadium: Gazprom Arena (67,800)
Captain: Artyom Dzyuba
Chairman: Alexander Medvedev
Manager: Sergei Semak
Competitions: Premier League position 1
⭐ Key Man: Sardar Azmoun
Typically taking up 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 talented Forward has contributed 11 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.