Stadium: VTB Arena (Moscow)
On September 17, 2022, the VTB Arena will host a match in the tenth round of the Russian Premier League, in which the local Dynamo will take on Zenit.Claim Your Registration Bonus!
Dynamo are gradually beginning to fall out of the group of leaders. Before last week's game against FC Sochi, the Moscovites were among the few teams not to suffer a single defeat in the current Premier League season. Although Slavisa Jokanovic's side has drawn four times in their eight starts, they suffered their first serious setback only last weekend, when they lost 0-2 in the country's south. Now Dynamo sit in sixth place in the table, seven points behind the league leader. Fortunately, the week before, Dynamo beat Akhmat in the Russian Cup 2-1, slightly improving their mood.
Zenit remain on course for another league title, which will be Sergei Semak's team's fifth in a row. True, they suffered two setbacks in the opening stages of the season, sharing points with FC Khimki and FC Akhmat - 1-1 and 0-0, respectively, but their failures in the Premier League ended there. The Blue-White-Sky Blues have been particularly potent in their last two games, first beating Spartak with complete dominance on the pitch - 2-1, and then crushing Orenburg 8-0. The club from the banks of Neva leads the standings, already three points ahead of the nearest pursuer.
Expert Betting Tips
In the opening of this season, Dynamo are noticeably inferior to the same model of the start of last season, so there is no question about the fight for the championship. On the other hand, Zenit continue to hold the customary first place in the standings, destroying one rival after another in the Premier League. True, they suffered a setback in the Russian Cup this week when they lost to Krylia Sovetov, but that defeat will only send Sergei Semak's charges back down to earth, and they will become even angrier. As a result, we are forced to bet on the victory of Zenit with Total Over 1.5 goals for 1.78.
Interesting facts before the match
- Zenit have won the last five matches in the championship with a total score of 18:2;
- Dynamo do not lose on the home field in the last six consecutive matches;
- Zenit cannot beat Dynamo at the VTB Arena in their last two games in a row.
Dinamo under Sandro Schwarz have accustomed us to bright and entertaining football. Still, with Slavisa Jokanovic, the Moscow team plays a little calmer in attack, which is why they concede less, but the results are not as good. In the upcoming game, one should not expect goal victories from the Muscovites, as their rivals will be Zenit, conceding just three goals in the opening nine rounds (0.33 goals per game on average) - absolutely the best mark in the Premier League. On this basis, the best option for the prediction seems to be Dynamo's Total Under 0.5 goals for 2.43.
In recent years, Artem Dzyuba and Sardar Azmoun have been the main goalscorers for Zenit, but the center-forwards cannot boast the same effectiveness in the current championship. On the other hand, Malcom, who has already scored six goals in nine games in the current Premier League campaign, has reached a completely different level with four assists. What's more, the Brazilian scored a fantastic through ball in the last matchday, which proves his excellent form. With the 25-year-old forward still on a roll, a bet on Malcom's goal is worth considering at odds of around 2.70.