In one of the matches of the Champions League group stage, Zenit and Leipzig players will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
The St. Petersburg team is in third place in the group after 5 matches played. The blue-white-blue team has 4 points. No matter how the upcoming match ends, the residents of St. Petersburg will still remain in third place. Even in case of defeat and equality of points with Malmo. Semak's team secured entry to the Europa League after a guest meeting with Malmo, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Zenit escaped defeat a couple of minutes before the final whistle thanks to Rakitsky's goal, which managed to realize an 11-meter shot.
London Chelsea, meanwhile, is on the first line, ahead of Juventus in additional indicators. And this means that Chelsea must definitely win in the upcoming match in order to stay on the first line. This will be important during the draw of the 1/8 finals of the LCH. The Blues have so far failed to score points only in the away game against Juventus, which ended with a 0 defeat.:1. As a rule, the aristocrats play great on their own field, as evidenced by the team's victory in the last round against Zenit St. Petersburg - 4:0.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Chistyakov (red card) – Zenit.
- Kritsyuk (leg) – Zenit. Jorginho (injury), Kante (knee), Kovacic (illness), Chalobah (hip), Chilwell (knee) - all Chelsea.
- Under question:
- Alonso (lower back), Havertz (ankle) - all Chelsea.
Statistics and figures:
- The guests are the favorites of the meeting;
- Zenit has a 5-match unbeaten streak;
- Chelsea has 3 wins in 5 matches;
- The team's last and only face-to-face meeting ended with a score of 1-0 in favor of Chelsea.
I think that in this meeting the opponents will be able to break the total of 3 goals. In St. Petersburg, we are waiting for an active game in attack, which will bring at least 3 goals. We bet in favor of an increased total.