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The Premier League match at Gazprom Arena on Saturday will see home side Zenit St Petersburg go up against Tambov.
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Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 2-1 Premier League success versus CSKA Moscow.
The only scorer from Zenit St Petersburg was Sardar Azmoun (19', 69'). Nikola Vlašić (26') was the scorer for CSKA Moscow.
Their most recent results reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Zenit St Petersburg defence. Sine-Belo-Golubye have kept it tight, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 games standing at 4.
Coming into this fixture, Zenit St Petersburg are undefeated in their previous 23 league matches at home. Incredible, really.
Tambov come into this game following a 1-0 Premier League win with the downing of FC Khimki in their most recent fixture.
The only player to score from Tambov was Valeriu Ciupercă (14').
In the course of their six previous matches, Sergei Pervushin's Tambov have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 6 times therefore earning them a goals per game average of 1.
Coming into this contest, Tambov are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
The last league fixture between these clubs was Premier League match day 25 on 01/07/2020 when the final score was Tambov 1-2 Zenit St Petersburg.
The match was refereed by Mikhail Vilkov.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg boss Sergei Semak will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
It’s our opinion that Sine-Belo-Golubye may well make use of the 4-4-2 formation and select Mikhail Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Dejan Lovren, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Vyacheslav Karavaev, Emiliano Rigoni, Wilmar Barrios, Magomed Ozdoev, Malcom, Artem Dzyuba and Sardar Azmoun.
Team News: Tambov
Owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Tambov manager Sergei Pervushin doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match. Aleksey Gritsaenko will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
There’s a good chance that The Wolves could decide to play in a 3-4-2-1 lineup, choosing Sergey Ryzhikov, Nikita Chicherin, Adessoye Oyewole, Guram Tetrashvili, Aleksei Rybin, Valeriu Ciuperca, Pavel Karasev, Oleksandr Kaplienko, Mikhail Kostyukov, Kirill Panchenko and Vladimir Obukhov.
It’s pretty clear that Tambov could find it really hard going to be putting one, if any, goals past a Zenit St Petersburg side who should be able to set up the platform for a big win and also probable clean sheet.
We can see a very commanding 4-0 winning margin which could even be higher for Zenit St Petersburg when all is said and done.
⚽️ 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 Player: Sardar Azmoun
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Sardar Azmoun was born in Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran. Having played his first senior match for Rubin Kazan in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.