As part of the next match of the 2nd round of the Russian Football Championship, the players of Rostov and Zenit will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation?
Last season, Rostov performed well in the first round, where they fought for European cups. However, in the second half of the season, Karpin's team frankly failed, dropping out of the competition for European competitions long before the end of the season. As a result, Rostov residents finished on the tenth line in the table, five points behind the fifth "Sochi". The new season for the team did not start in the best way and was marked by a defeat in the match against Dynamo with a score of 0:2.
Zenit won another championship title last season. Only Spartak could compete with Sergey Semak's team, which pulled up in the second round and beat Lokomotiv. However, the St. Petersburg team still did not miss its own. He has not undergone any serious personnel changes, but there is a possibility that Serdar Azmun will leave the team, since a number of clubs are actively interested in him. In the new season, the St. Petersburg team has already managed to win the trophy and defeated Lokomotiv in the National Super Cup (3: 0). In the first match of the new season, St. Petersburg defeated Khimki with a score of 3: 1.
Statistics and figures:
- Zenit is the favorite of the meeting;
- "Rostov" lost 3 meetings from the previous 5;
- Zenit managed to win three times in the last 5 matches;
- The last face – to-face meeting of the opponents ended in a draw-2:2.
I think that it is possible to take a risk. Rostov did not show its best game in the first match, but in the second round it will do everything to create problems for the residents of St. Petersburg. As for me, the Southerners are able to score the ball in the first half due to a brisk start.