In one of the matches of the Champions League group stage, the main forces of Zenit St. Petersburg and Juventus Turin will clash. On whose side will the victory be in this duel. Which side will win this match.

Zenit

The St. Petersburg team approaches the duel against the Turin team in an unimportant form. On the eve of the match in the LCH, Zenit lost to the local Arsenal in Tula (1:2). Zenit is still leading in the national championship, but its advantage over its pursuers does not look impressive. The St. Petersburg team lacks determination in their actions, which provokes one defeat after another. In the LCH, Zenit has the same number of points with Chelsea, but less than Juve. So far, the St. Petersburg team is fighting for the second place in its quartet, but in the confrontation with the Turin team they are not favorites.

Juventus

The team from Turin did not feel the best at the start of the season. The change of coach and the departure of Ronaldo made themselves felt. But the "old signora" was determined for the Champions League, having managed to score 6 points out of 6. The victory in St. Petersburg sent the "black and white" with one foot in the playoffs of the tournament. It is worth noting that just a few days ago Juve managed to defeat Roma in the national championship, which will certainly help the team from Italy in the upcoming confrontation.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:
Ozdoev (knee) – Zenit. Dybala (muscle injury), Rabiot (illness) - all Juventus.
Under question:
Rakitsky (injury) – Zenit.

Statistics and figures:

  • Juventus is the favorite of the meeting;
  • Zenit suffered 2 defeats in a row in all tournaments;
  • Juventus has a 5-match winning streak;
  • The rivals have held only 2 meetings in their history;
  • The last match between the teams ended in a draw – 0:0.

Forecast

I don't think this meeting will be productive. Most likely, the outcome of the match will be decided by one goal scored by one of the teams. The current game of the St. Petersburg team is not impressive, so it is far from a fact that the St. Petersburg team will fail in this match.