Zenit Petersburg vs RB Leipzig Today’s Soccer Prediction
It’s no news that Zenit enjoys the best in Russia and Saint Petersburg Stadium – is a Leipzig-threat threatened, despite a 2-1 lead?
Zenit Domenico Criscito scored the very important 2-1 goal in the 86th match, in the first meeting in Germany. A goal that now means that Zenit is only a goal from an advance to a quarter-final in the Europa League. And it has long been known that Zenit plays her very best football here at Saint Petersburg Stadium. The Russian club is a bit of a nightmare opponent in Russia – something many clubs have experienced over the years.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Zenit Petersburg vs RB Leipzig
So far, there have been four matches for Zenit’s part in the home theater. Answers? Four wins and eleven goals. Zenit is undeniably offensive, and compares to another well-known football team, Shakhtar Donetsk from Ukraine.
The team’s philosophies can be likened to each other, in terms of the way you play, but also the way in which you build soccer teams. There is a group consisting of South American football players in both camps, but at the same time a body composed of domestic players. It is a acquisition philosophy that has proven to be very positive for the clubs.
Zenit made known Celtic in the 32nd finals, and made it by losing the first meeting in Scotland with 1-0 – then turning it all over home in Russia. They defeated the Scottish resistance with the whole 3-0 at home, and it’s definitely a top-down company from their side. On Thursday, the difficulty may be a snap, but we should definitely not forget Celtic’s experience in these contexts. That is why we rank Zenit’s 3-0 victory high, despite the fact that Celtic is playing in the Scottish league every day.
We assume that Leipzig focuses a little extra on defensive in Thursday’s fight. They have no reason to move forward, but instead can wait and invest in conversion positions. Zenit also has a lot of experience from these contexts, and therefore will not bet all on a two-way offensive directly from match start. They are, after all, only a goal of an advancement, and therefore most likely to slowly but surely work further up the track.
We also note that Zenit won all of his Europe League meetings at home in Russia last season. The European League leap was, however, a fact already in the 32nd finale – thanks to the removal rule. In addition, three of the four meetings won more than two goals.
The year before that, everyone won their matches in the Champions League group game, and went on to an eighth finale. Two out of three group games in Russia ended with a two-goal victory (against Lyon and Valencia). More figures need not be highlighted, but Zenit is apparently a very strong team, and therefore we think they have good opportunities to defeat Leipzig on Thursday.
Prediction Today: Zenit -0.25 goals