CSKA Moscow vs. Zenit St. Petersburg: which team will regain confidence?

CSKA vs. Zenit: Betting and predictions for March 17

16/03/2021

CSKA Moscow

CSKA Moscow

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17/03/21 18:00 CET
Zenit Saint-Petersburg

Zenit Saint-Petersburg

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Place Arena CSKA (Moscow)
CSKA Moscow vs. Zenit St. Petersburg football match of Russian Premier League on March 17

The central meeting of the 23rd round of the Tinkoff RPL between CSKA and "Zenit" will take place on March 17th. A limited number of fans can attend the match.

CSKA Moscow

In the last round of the Tinkoff RPL, the team lost to "Arsenal" 1:2 and dropped to 3rd place in the standings. At home, CSKA have not lost in 7 previous league matches (4 wins, 3 draws). Still, CSKA have conceded at least 1 goal in 82% of home games this season in the Premier League. CSKA did not win against St. Petersburg club in 4 previous head-to-head matches in the RPL (1 draw, 3 losses), and at home, the team managed to win only one victory over "Zenit" in the last 6 head-to-head matches in the championship (3 draws, 2 losses).

Zenit Saint-Petersburg

In the last round, the team defeated "Akhmat" with a score of 4:0 and won their first victory in official matches in 2021. On the road in this RPL competition, "Zenit" play unsuccessfully: away the team gained only 31% of their points and scored only 22% of their goals. At the same time, the St. Petersburgers concede more often at home; on the road in the current championship the team conceded only 37% of their goals. 

"Zenit" have not won 7 of their last 8 away matches in the RPL (5 draws, 2 losses). Nevertheless, the Petersburgers are playing very successfully with CSKA: since March 2014, "Zenit" have just lost once to CSKA in the Premier League (6 wins, 6 draws).

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Statistics

  • In 6 out of 8 previous away matches in RPL, "Zenit" have not scored more than 1 goal. The same performance was in 5 out of 7 previous head-to-head matches on the CSKA field in the Premier League.
  • In the last 7 home matches in the RPL, CSKA football players became the authors of the first goal.
  • More than 2 goals have been scored in the last 6 league matches of "Zenit". The same performance was in 3 out of 4 previous head-to-head fights in the RPL.

Our Prediction

CSKA are still unstable. And a possible confident victory of "Zenit" on Saturday should help the team regain confidence. But still, we will insure our bet. 

We offer to place a handicap (-1.5) for "Zenit" with a coefficient of 4.40 on 1xbet.


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