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It’s almost time for Champions League action scheduled for Tuesday when Malmö play against Zenit St Petersburg.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Malmö FF v Zenit St Petersburg can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Malmö will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 2-2 Allsvenskan stalemate against BK Häcken.
In that game, Malmö FF managed 60% possession and 23 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Malmö FF, the scorers were Antonio Čolak (5') and Malik Abubakari (84'). At the other end, BK Häcken got 17 shots on goal with 4 on target. Alexander Jeremejeff (63') and Patrik Wålemark (70') scored for BK Häcken.
Over their last 6 fixtures, Jon Tomasson's Malmö FF have scored 9 times - an average number of goals per match equal to 1.5.
Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg will go into this match following a 5-1 Premier League win with the downing of Nizhny Novgorod in their last outing.
In that game, Zenit St Petersburg had 58% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 9 on target. For Zenit St Petersburg, the goals were scored by Malcom (23'), Artyom Dzyuba (34', 45', 59') and Dmitri Chistyakov (87'). Nizhny Novgorod had 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Aleksei Kozlov (39') scored for Nizhny Novgorod.
Illustrating their partiality to productive encounters, we’ve seen goals 26 times in the previous six matches in which Zenit St Petersburg have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 4.33 goals each meeting. Their opponents have hit 8 of these goals.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was Champions League match day 2 on 29/09/2021 and the score finished Zenit St Petersburg 4-0 Malmö FF.
That time, Zenit St Petersburg had 55% possession and 24 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. The goalscorers were Cláudinho (9'), Daler Kuzyayev (49'), Aleksey Sutormin (80') and Wendel (94').
At the other end, Malmö FF got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Anastasios Sidiropoulos.
Team News: Malmö
The Malmö boss Jon Tomasson will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Zenit St Petersburg manager Sergei Semak has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Malmö FF may well find it hard to register a score against this Zenit St Petersburg outfit who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 victory for Zenit St Petersburg after 90 minutes.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eleda Stadion (22,500)
Captain: Anders Christiansen
Chairman: Anders Pålsson
Manager: Jon Tomasson
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 1, Champions League (Group H), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Veljko Birmančević
Customarily deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Veljko Birmančević was born in Šabac, Serbia. After having made a senior debut playing for Malmö FF in the 2021 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 9 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.