As part of one of the matches of the Russian Football Championship, the players of Zenit and Krylia Sovetov will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting!
After three wins at the start of the RPL season, Zenit lost points for the first time in mid-August. The team drew with Lokomotiv on the road (1: 1). The next meeting ended with a score of 1: 1 away from Ufa. The St. Petersburg team finished August with a home victory over CSKA (1: 0), and after an international break, the blue-white-blue were able to beat Akhmat (3:1) on their own field. In the Champions League, Sergey Semak's team started with an away defeat from Chelsea (0: 1), and in the last round match, the St. Petersburg team were able to defeat Rubin in Kazan (3:1). After 8 rounds, the residents of St. Petersburg are at the head of the standings with 20 points.
"Wings of the Soviets"
The Samara team started the season with three defeats and only in mid-August interrupted it with an away draw with Rubin (1: 1). In the next match, we managed to defeat Sochi on our own field. Before the pause for the games of the national teams, the Samaritans were able to please the fans with another victory, this time over Ufa (2: 1), but after the matches of the national teams, the wings lost to Lokomotiv in Moscow (0: 2). In the last meetings, Osinkin's team defeated Rostov (4:2) in the RPL match on their own field, after which they left no stone unturned in the Russian Cup from Znamya (10:0). After 8 rounds of the Russian championship, Krylia Sovetov is in 10th place with 10 points.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Karavaev (leg), Lovren (leg), Ozdoev (knee) – all Zenit.
Statistics and figures:
- St. Petersburg residents are the favorites of the meeting;
- Zenit has 3 wins in 5 matches;
- Krylia Sovetov won 4 meetings out of the previous 5;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 2: 1 in favor of Zenit;
- The St. Petersburg team won 5 previous meetings against the Samara opponent.
I am sure that the St. Petersburg team will please its fans with a victory. It does not seem that Zenit will confidently hold a meeting against the wings, and in each of the halves will be able to score at least one goal.