Zenit will play at home against Swedish Malmo in the second round of the Champions League group stage. The match will take place on September 29 in St. Petersburg.
Zenit, as expected, lost in the first round at Chelsea. But, oddly enough, the Russian champion looked very worthy. Anyway, we can safely say that it was not easy for Chelsea.
Everything was decided by one goal to Romelu Lukaku, who famously shot his head after a pass from the flank. The best team in Europe didn’t have so many moments.
Judging by the recent matches, Zenit is in excellent shape. Last week, Sergei Semak’s team won two victories in the RPL, first beating Rubin and then Krylia Sovetov.
The match against Rubin (3: 1), in which Artem Dzyuba finally reminded of himself, was indicative in this regard. In addition, Malcolm , Wendel and Claudinho played very cool . It is now difficult to imagine this Zenit without the Brazilians.
Zenit has failed to score at least one goal this season only in an away game against Chelsea.
Malmo, meanwhile, just heroically broke through to the Champions League group stage through qualifying.
In the third round, the Swedish club sensationally passed the Scottish Rangers, and then somehow beat the Bulgarian Ludogorets.
In the Malmo group he started with a crushing defeat at Juventus. The old lady scored three unanswered goals.
In parallel, Malmo is fighting for the first place in the Swedish championship. After 21 rounds, Jon-Dahl Thomasson ‘s team is three points behind Djurgården.
You can bet on Zenit in this match for 1.60 , 1xbet download offer a draw for 4.25 , and Malmo will win for 6.05 .
Forecast and rate
If not here, then where will Zenit win the Champions League? In fact, the matches against Malmo are almost the only chance for the St. Petersburg club to score points and compete for at least third place in the group.
Nobody will understand Semak’s team if she does not win in the upcoming match.
The stake is Zenit’s victory with a handicap (-1.5) for 2.63.
You can also consider a bet on Zenit’s total over 2.5 for 3.20.