As part of the friendly match, the players of Zenit and Zhilin will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation? LiveResult.Ru evaluates the chances of success.
The St. Petersburg team did not play convincingly at all against the Bulgarian "Botev", and therefore did not play enough to win – 2:2. As noted by Zenit coach Sergey Semak, many players in that meeting played in positions unusual for themselves, which had an impact on the overall result. However, the "blue-white-blue" created a lot of chances, but the implementation often let the players down. In the upcoming meeting against the team from Slovakia, St. Petersburg will not be helped by Barrios, who has left for the location of the national team. But Yaroslav Rakitsky, who left the infirmary, will return to the stand.
"Zhilina" went on a break in the Slovak championship on the fifth line in the overall standings, and is now quite far behind the leaders of the table. At the current training camp, Chernak's team held three meetings, losing in two of them. The team lost to Podberezova (1:2) and Krasnodar (2:3). It is worth noting that the guest team has a solid line of attack, but often makes the grossest mistakes in defense that arise due to a shortage of high-quality defenders.
Statistics and figures:
- Zenit is the favorite of the meeting;
- St. Petersburg played a draw in 4 of the 5 previous matches;
- Zenit does not know defeats during 9 meetings;
- "Zhilina" won twice in 5 matches;
- Previously, the rivals did not intersect in face-to-face meetings.
It's time for Zenit to step up. Recently, the team has been showing nondescript football, and now it is obliged to improve. Our bet will be in favor of the St. Petersburg team with a handicap of 1 ball.