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Terek Grozny line up against visiting team Zenit St Petersburg at Akhmat-Arena in this Premier League match on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Terek Grozny v Zenit St Petersburg game (plus the best game odds).
Terek Grozny are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-1 Premier League triumph against Tambov.
The only scorer from Terek Grozny was Artyom Timofeyev (87').
Andrei Talalayev's Terek Grozny have hit the back of the net a sum total of 9 times over their last half-dozen outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time amounts to 5.
Taking a look at their past results, Terek Grozny:
- have not lost a league tie with Zenit St Petersburg in their last 3 games.
- haven't beaten Zenit St Petersburg in their previous 6 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg go into this encounter after a 3-1 Premier League win versus FC Krasnodar in their most recent game.
For Zenit St Petersburg, the goals were scored by Daler Kuzyayev (64'), Artyom Dzyuba (79') and Aleksey Sutormin (93'). Marcus Berg (16') was the scorer for FC Krasnodar.
Looking at their form, and Zenit St Petersburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. At the back, Sine-Belo-Golubye have seen their frailties exposed. That trend might not follow through into this match, of course.
Leading up to this clash, Zenit St Petersburg:
- have not registered a win against Terek Grozny when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not been beaten by Terek Grozny in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 13/08/2017 tells us that Terek Grozny have won 0 of these & Zenit St Petersburg 2, with the number of draws standing at 4.
In all, 9 goals were produced between them in these games, with 2 from The Wolves and 7 created by Sine-Belo-Golubye. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Premier League match day 28 on 11/07/2020 when it ended Terek Grozny 1-1 Zenit St Petersburg.
The referee was Mikhail Vilkov.
Team News: Terek Grozny
Terek Grozny manager Andrei Talalayev has zero fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Zenit St Petersburg manager Sergei Semak has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
Our thinking is that Terek Grozny might need a bit of good fortune to get anything against this Zenit St Petersburg side who we think might be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore fancy a narrow 0-1 winning score for Zenit St Petersburg at full-time.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Akhmat-Arena (30,597)
Captain: Rizman Utsiev
Chairman: Magomed Daudov
Manager: Andrei Talalayev
Competitions: Premier League position 7
⭐ Star Man: Vladimir Ilyin
Usually played in the Striker position, Vladimir Ilyin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Having made a first senior appearance for Ural in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.