As part of one of the matches of the Russian Football Championship, the players of Zenit and Spartak will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in the central match of the next round of the RPL?
The St. Petersburg team leads the RPL standings after 11 matches played. At the moment, the current national champion has 23 points in the asset. Zenit had a difficult game in the Champions League against Juventus Turin in the middle of the week. Despite all the efforts, Zenit lost to the "old signora" with a minimum score of 0:1. After this failure, the St. Petersburg team's series of defeats has already reached three matches. Earlier, the blue-white-blues lost in the national championship to Sochi and Tula Arsenal. It is obvious that the residents of St. Petersburg have fallen into a small crisis.
The capital's Russian team is on the seventh line in the RPL standings. In 11 matches played, the Red-whites were able to get 17 points. Spartak had a difficult meeting in the group stage last week, where the Russian team lost to Leicester with a score of 3:4. Meanwhile, the winless streak of Muscovites in the Russian championship is three matches. This successful segment could have been interrupted in the last round, but during the match Spartak managed to win back two goals from colleagues from Dynamo.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Gigot (busting yellow cards) - Spartak Moscow.
- Ozdoev (knee) – Zenit. Maslov (tendon), Melkadze (muscle injury), Ponce (knee), Umyarov (calf injury) - all Spartak Moscow.
- Under question:
- Claudinho (kick), Malcom (kick) - all Zenit.
Statistics and figures:
- The residents of St. Petersburg are listed as favorites of the meeting;
- Zenit lost 3 meetings in a row in all tournaments;
- Spartak has 3 wins in 5 matches;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 3:1 in favor of Zenit.
In this match, you can take a chance and take a combined bet. The residents of St. Petersburg have already given a lot of points to their rivals. In the upcoming meeting, they will focus on their game and will be able to defeat a formidable opponent, having also managed to break through the base total for the game.