Zenit will play at home against Rostov in the 17th round of the Russian Championship. The match will take place on December 3 in St. Petersburg.
Zenit single-handedly leads the RPL standings after 16 rounds. Now the assets of blue-white-blue 36 points. The closest pursuer, Dynamo Moscow, is four points behind.
At the end of last week, Zenit easily beat CSKA away – 2: 0. Brazilian Claudinho and Andrey Mostovoy scored a goal. “Army men” can be safely called a regular “client” of the team of Sergei Semak . In fact, there was no resistance from CSKA.
A few days before that, Zenit had a difficult away match against Malmo in the Champions League. The game ended in a 1: 1 draw, thanks to which the St. Petersburg club secured a place in the 1/16 finals of the Europa League.
“Zenith” scored 16 goals in three previous home matcheswithin the RPL. Semak’s team defeated Spartak (7: 1), Dynamo (4: 1) and Nizhny Novgorod (5: 1).
Meanwhile, Rostov climbed to 11th place. In 16 matches, the Don club scored 17 points.
Despite the fact that the tournament situation is not so sad, at the moment it is still impossible to say that the situation is under control. Ural, which is in last place, is only four points ahead of Rostov.
In the last round, Rostov lost to Akhmat on the road – 0: 2. The opponents scored a goal in each half.
But before that, Rostov had draws with Spartak and Ufa, as well as a victory over Rubin.
“Rostov” conceded 11 goals in five previous away games in the framework of the Russian championship.
Forecast and rate
You can bet on Zenit in this match for 1.27, 1xbet mobile app download offer a draw for 6.90, and a victory for Rostov – for 14.50.
It all depends on the desire and motivation of the owners. But, most likely, Zenit will have no problems with the mood at home. It will be very difficult for Rostov with his game problems to count on a positive result.
Bet – Zenit wins + total over 3.5 for 2.62.
Another good option is to bet on Zenit’s total over 2.5 for 2.00.