In one of the matches of the Pari Premier Cup, Sochi and Zenit players will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in the upcoming confrontation? Our sports portal evaluates the teams' chances of success.
Last season, the Sochi team was able to win silver awards in the national championship, finishing the championship on the second line. As part of the last matches, the "bars" parted in peace with Nizhny Novgorod (0:0), and were also able to defeat Dynamo Moscow with a score of 5:1. It is worth noting that in the off-season the team from the south of Russia changed its mentor. Instead of Vladimir Fedotov, who left for CSKA, the team of nominal owners was headed by the mentor of "Yenisei" Vadim Garanin. It will be interesting to see the performances of Sochi with the new head coach.
The St. Petersburg team last season was able to win the Russian championship for the fourth time in a row. Moreover, she did it ahead of schedule, defeating the capital's Lokomotiv in a face-to-face meeting with a score of 3:1. In the last rounds, Sergey Semak's team relaxed and drew away with Spartak, and also lost to Nizhny Novgorod with a score of 0:1. In the offseason, Kritsyuk, Dzyuba and Ozdoev left the team, and ex-Spartak midfielder Zelimkhan Bakayev joined the team. As part of the tournament, the St. Petersburg team held one meeting, where they defeated Paris NN on penalties.
Statistics and figures:
- Zenit is the favorite of the meeting;
- Sochi managed to win 4 meetings out of the previous 5;
- Zenit won only 2 meetings out of 5 in the previous games.
It seems that in this match the opponents will be able to break through the total on the corners. Our bet in this case will be in favor of a large number of standard provisions, which, I am sure, will be more than 9.5.