Celtic – Zenit Petersburg : Preview & Prediction
Celtic has just been relegated from the Champions League, a competition that has often seen Zenit St. Petersburg as protagonist: this would be enough to confirm the importance and prestige of a match that smells of Champions for the blazon and the level of the two teams and of the two clubs. That said, Celtic was relegated to the Europa League without leaving a great impression and Zenit dominated his Europa League group: the Russians, however, are in winter “hibernation” and this could create some problems for Mancini’s men.
As said, in the Champions League Celtic has not made a great figure, going even against clamorous defeats in the score as the 7-0 cashed by the PSG.
Only one win (for another 0-3 away from Anderlecht) and then only defeats for the Scots in their Champions League group.
On the other hand, Zenit outperformed the Europa League group stage, winning five out of six races (and drawing the remainder). An exceptional ride …
And the grouping of the Russians was not even among the easiest: apart from the Vardar, in fact, counted prestigious clubs such as Rosenborg and Real Sociedad.
Zenit easily won two of their three away games in the group stage (0-5 against Vardar and 1-3 against Real Sociedad) and drew on Rosenborg’s field (1-1).
The Russians give the feeling of being a team built to play other types of competitions and face teams decidedly more equipped than Celtic. The only incognity is the physical condition, since their championship is stopped for the winter break. We still aim for a double chance X2.
Celtic – Zenit Petersburg : Betting Tips
Celtic – Win Odds: 2.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70