The current champion of the Russian Premier League in the new season started with a confident victory over Khimki. “Zenith” beat the Moscow Region club with a score of 3: 1, showing that they are well prepared to defend the title. The next opponent of the “blue-white-blue” will be “Rostov”, which will take them on his field. Will Zenit manage to take the glasses with them again?
Tentative squads for the match Rostov – Zenit
“Rostov” (4-4-2): Pesyakov – Terentyev, Khadzhikadunich, Kovalev, Osipenko – Glebov, Hasimoto, Almqvist, Bayramyan – Komlichenko, Poloz
Out: Obukhov, Dolgov, Norman, Sow
Zenit (4-4-2): Kerzhakov – Karavaev, Lovren, Santos, Rakitsky – Erokhin, Mostovoy, Wendel, Kuzyaev – Dzyuba, Azmun
Out: Zhirkov, Ozdoev
Statistical preview of the match Rostov – Zenit
In the last match of “Rostov” came the rate “both will score – no” . You can bet on this outcome for odds 1.86.
In the opening meeting of “Zenith” more than two goals were scored. You can bet on TB (2.5) for 1.81.
Forecast for the match FC Rostov – Zenit St. Petersburg
In the 2020/2021 season, “Rostov” took the final ninth place, ten points behind the European Cup zone. Of course, now for Karpin’s team, the minimum task is to get into the Conference League at the end of the new season. However, the start for “Rostov” did not work out right away, the club conceded two unanswered goals from “Dynamo”, and playing at home.
“Zenith” scored three times in the first round match. And if you look at the history of the face-to-face confrontation, then in the last four meetings, the St. Petersburg team invariably scored against “Rostov” at least twice. As you can see, defense is not the strongest side of the “yellow-blues”, so we propose to bet on IT2B (1.5) for odds 1.62 on download 1xbet app.