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FC Zenit vs Celtic: Preview and Prediction

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Zenit to wins at 1.57 odds

over 2.5 match goals at 1.95 odds

Celtic will travel to St Petersburg to face Zenit as they hope to protect their 1-0 lead and progress to round of 16.

Here are our analysis and predictions for this game

FC Zenit vs Celtic: Head to Head

The game at Glasgow was the first ever meeting between the two sides, Celtic won with a 1-0 score line.

Zenit have played twice against a Scottish club, they have won once and lost once.

Celtic have played 7 times against Russian teams, they have lost just once, wining 4 times and drawn twice.

Celtic haven’t lost a game in Russia, they have won 2 out of the 3 games played in Russia and drawn once.

FC Zenit vs Celtic: Form Comparison

The first leg of this game is Zenit’s first competitive game since the turn of the year.

Celtic have lost once in their last 6 games, they have won 4 of the games and drawn once.

Celtic have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 6 outings and have failed to score once.

FC Zenit: Team News

Branislav Ivanovic will push for a recall after only managing a spot on the bench in Scotland, while Dmitriy Poloz will also hope to start on Thursday.

Aleksandr Erokhin is one booking away from a one-match ban

Celtic: Team News

Anthony Ralston has been sidelined since September but was named on the bench in Sunday’s draw with St. Johnstone.

Jozo Simunovic will incur a one-match ban if he is booked on Thursday.

FC Zenit vs Celtic: Prediction

Celtic are in control and already have one foot into the next stage but they still have loads of work to do. On the road they have won only 2 of the last 7 competitive games, but a draw is enough to put them through here.

Zenit have won 8 of their last 10 home games in the Europa League and they are hopeful of getting the deed done I’m his game.

The game won’t be an easy one for both sides but we expect goals at each ends while Zenit to wins at 1.57 odds looks great.

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