Zenit vs Leipzig
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Venue: St Petersburg Stadium
Zenit to win or draw at 1.48 odds with 1xBet
Over 2.5 Match Goals at 1.86 odds with 1xBet
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Zenith are hoping to build on their outstanding home form in the Europa League to upturn the 2-1 first leg defeat in Germany.
Zenith finished first in Europa League group L and went on to win Celtic 3-1 on aggregate in the round of 32. While Leipzig dropped from Champions League progresses from the round of 32 on away goal rule after a 3-3 draw with Napoli.
Here are our analysis and predictions for this game.
Zenit vs Leipzig: Head to Head
This is Leipzig’s debut season in European competition and that makes the first leg of this game the first European meeting between the two teams.
Zenit have lost 9 of their 17 meetings against German opponents, they have won 5 of the games and drawn 3.
At home, Zenit have won just twice against German opponents, having drawn once and lost 5 of their 8 meetings.
Zenit vs Leipzig: Form Comparison
Zenit are yet to lose a home game in the UEFA Europa League, they have won 17 of 18 games played at St Petersburg and only drew against Sevilla.
Generally in European competition they have lost twice in their last 14 home games at home and won 12.
The first leg of this game and the 1-0 defeat at Celtic happens to be their only European defeat in their last 10 games (W7 D1).
Leipzig have lost 2 (Beskitas Porto) of their 4 away games in Europe and won 2 (Monaco, Napoli).
Domestically, Leipzig are on a poor run of form, they are winless in the last 4 games having lost twice and drawn twice.
Zenit vs Leipzig: Prediction
Zenit are the better side considering European experience and also their home form in Europe. Also Leipzig have been poor domestically and we don’t think they can stir up trouble in Russia.
We expect a win for Zenit but it won’t be an easy one. Also a we expect goals on both sides of the pitch.
Zenit to win
Over 2.5 Match Goals