Stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium (Saint Petersburg)
Prediction for the RPL match which will take place on September 24. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Zenit St. Petersburg
Zenit continues to look more and more confident with each match. In the debut of the current season, St. Petersburg was a bit slow due to the personnel restructuring. Still, it turned out to be not as global as expected, and all the leaders who left the club have already been adequately replaced. In the last five rounds, they have made only one mistake, drawing with CSKA 1:1, and in the four remaining games, they won with a total score of 12:1, which allowed them to climb to second place in the standings, just one point behind the leader. In addition, the Blues beat Akhmat 4:3 on penalties in the FONBET Cup of Russia this week, keeping them in third place in Group C.
Lokomotiv, alas, continues to disappoint. In the spring, they made such an impressive run that they could have been sent into the championship race, but in reality, they are once again floundering in the Premier League's mid-table group. The team seemed to be finding the kind of football that would bring results when they beat Sochi and Baltika 1:0 and 3:2, respectively, but last weekend, they lost to Orenburg 0:2, leaving the team in eighth place in the standings. The Red-Greens also lost to Ural on penalties in the FONBET Cup of Russia this week, 0:1, but that hasn't prevented them from retaining second place in Group B for now.
Expert Betting Tips
If the clash between Zenit and Lokomotiv had occurred at the beginning of the current season, they would have had a chance of success. The clear favorites are the home team, who are in great shape, having scored 13 out of 15 (87%) points in the last five meetings, while the opponents have only 8 out of 18 (44%) points in the previous six rounds. Special attention should be paid to the statistics of head-to-head meetings, which speak in favor of St. Petersburg: in the last six meetings, they won five times with one draw. As a result, the team should win now.
The confrontation between Zenit and Lokomotiv has been rich in goals recently. In the previous six head-to-head meetings, the rivals have combined to score 24 goals (4.00 per game on average), which is a high figure by the standards of domestic football. The Blue and White were particularly productive in attack, scoring 20 goals (3.33 per game on average).