On August 1, a match will be held within the framework of the Russian Premier League between Rostov and Zenit. Maxim Kalinichenko, a former football player of Spartak Moscow, offers his forecast for this match.
Karpin's team met with another fairly strong team – Dynamo in the first round. The Rostov residents lost to the Muscovites in the case, as it seems to me. Rostov lacked the usual organization for Karpin and a spark. The problems of the Southerners of last season smoothly flowed into this one.
Zenit did not really bother in the match with Khimki. It seemed to me that he won only because of the individual characteristics of his players. Not only the players on the field, but also on the bench, make quality for the residents of St. Petersburg. Actually, this club achieved victory only thanks to rotations.
In this game, Kalinichenko does not doubt the victory of Zenit, so he puts on the St. Petersburg team with a minus handicap of one ball.