As part of one of the central matches of the next round of the Russian Football Championship, the players of Zenit and Dynamo Moscow will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this game.
The St. Petersburg team started the new season of the Russian championship very confidently. Unlike competitors, Sergey Semak's team steadily scored points and immediately placed on the first line in the table. However, it was not possible to hold the entire first round at a high level. A number of mistakes led to the fact that competitors came close. The St. Petersburg team approached the game with Spartak with a series of three defeats in a row, losing to Arsenal and Sochi (both meetings by 1:2) in the Russian Championship, as well as Juventus Turin (0:1). It is worth noting that the "blue-white-blue" managed to bring down all the anger on Spartak Moscow and beat the "red-white" with a crushing and indecent score of 7:1, retaining the leading first position.
Dynamo Moscow showed high-quality football last season under Sandro Schwartz. There was no decline in the club's game this time either. Dynamo was able to pass the starting segment relatively steadily, although it was not without mistakes. In the passive, the teams have three defeats from not the strongest opponents in the person of "Akhmat" (1:3), "Nizhny Novgorod" (1:2) and "Wings of the Soviets" (0:1). But in general, Dynamo are still coping with their task and continue to pursue the St. Petersburg team, lagging behind it by 3 points.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Kuzyaev (injury) Ozdoev (knee injury), Santos (injury) - all Zenit. Laxalt (hip), Lesovoy (knee) – all Dynamo Moscow.
- Under question:
- Malkom (kick) - Zenit.
Statistics and figures:
- St. Petersburg residents are the favorites of the meeting;
- Zenit has 3 defeats in 5 matches;
- Dynamo has not lost for 3 matches;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the opponents ended with a score of 3:1 in favor of Zenit;
- The St. Petersburg team won 4 of the 5 previous matches against Dynamo.
Zenit got a crushing victory over Spartak in the past, but gave too many emotions to that game. It seems to me that this time the St. Petersburg team will not be able to defeat their opponent, and the maximum that the blue-white-blues can count on is a victory over Dynamo with a difference of 1 goal.