Round of 32.
Stadium: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg)
In the Europa League rounds, Russia's Zenit will face Spain's Betis. The hosts perform excellently at home, but with the Green and Whites they may have problems. Check the teams’ conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
In the Champions League group stage, Zenit stumbled into powerful opponents, Juventus and Chelsea. It was clear from the start that it would be almost impossible for Zenit to make the playoffs. However, the fourth team in the group was Malmo, so the St. Petersburg team reached the Europa League knockout rounds at ease. Zenit can boast a smashing 4:0 victory over the Swedish club and a result-oriented 3:3 draw with Chelsea on the group stage.
Zenit doesn't waste much time during the winter break. It has already played three friendly actions and participated in a small tournament, proving to be the best.
Betis went on the rampage. In the past ten games, the team has won seven times, played a draw, and suffered two defeats, an excellent result for an average team. Unlike Zenit, Betis initially made it to the Europa League, where they ran into problems. In Group C, Betis finished second, one point behind bottom Celtic. The club beat Rayo Vallecano 2:1 in the Spanish Cup semi-finals in the last two games and then Levante 4:2.
Expert Betting Tips
Bookmakers couldn't decide on a favorite, and it's clear why. Zenit shows outstanding statistics when playing in their arena. In the first half of the Russian Football League, St. Petersburg fell only once at the Zenit Arena. Betis performs consistently on the road. Currently, the club is on its four-match winning streak, with a total score of 14:4. We think that the opponents will exchange a maximum of goals. Prediction: both to score.