Zenit and Rubin will close the 19th round of the RPL with a match to be held on February 28 at the Gazprom Arena.
Zenit started after a pause with matches in the playoffs of the Europa League. In the 1/16 finals, the team of Sergei Semak played with Betis and could not cope with it. In the first game, the “bags” fought back, but lost 2:3. The return match was a goalless draw.
In the last three rounds of the RPL before the holidays, Zenit players got 5 points. They defeated CSKA 2:0 and also tied with Rostov (2:2) and Dynamo (1:1).
The club dropped to second place after Dynamo won 3-0 against Khimki. Now the gap is one point. Zenit has 38 points.
Dejan Lovren is on the injured list . He has an ankle injury.
Rubin has not yet had official games since going on vacation, only 8 friendly matches – 6 draws and 2 wins.
“Burgundy” beat “Tobol” with a score of 2:0 in the test match. Before that, the guests defeated Krylya Sovetov (5:0), tied with Dynamo (2:2) and CSKA (1:1).
Rubin lost 3 out of 4 away matches in the RPL, missing at least twice. Well, in general, the team of Leonid Slutsky plays rather weak on the road – 2 wins in 9 rounds.
Kazan is in 11th position in the standings. They have 22 points. Down zone at 3 points.
Forecast and rate
“Zenit” is download 1xbet app favorite of this confrontation. It is given a coefficient of 1.31. Rubin’s victory is estimated at 9.40. A draw will be calculated at odds of 5.90.
Zenit failed in European competitions and now the phase of the struggle for the championship has come, since this year the St. Petersburg team is on the heels of Dynamo.
The Blue-White-Blues have an excellent attack, which the defense of the Burgundy failed to cope with in the first round – Rubin lost 1:3. The last 5 matches ended in success, so we offer a bet on a double outcome with the victory of Zenit and the total over 2.5 for 1.77.