On May 15, the match of the 29th round of the Russian Premier League will take place, in which Spartak Moscow will play Zenit St. Petersburg at home. The forecast for this match is given by the famous Match TV commentator Konstantin Genich.
This meeting is not of particular interest from the point of view of the distribution of places in the standings, but it is traditionally important from the point of view of image and status. Zenit became the champion of Russia for the fourth time in a row, while Spartak takes only 9th place in the RPL table. There was a lot of talk about whether the "red and white" should make a champion corridor for their irreconcilable rival, and experts' opinions on this issue were divided.
This week, Spartak players have already managed to play one match, having dealt with Yenisei in the semifinals of the Russian Cup (3-0), while Zenit players had the opportunity to calmly prepare for the match in Moscow. The first round match for the blue-white-blues was very easy – they defeated Spartak with a score of 7:1 on their own field. But since that time, a lot has changed for the red-whites, including the head coach.
Konstantin Genich is waiting for a fairly productive match, predicting both the exchange of goals and the penetration of the standard large total. Spartak will play aggressively in attack, trying to avenge a major defeat in the first round, but Zenit should also have enough scoring chances.