Zenit – Benfica : Preview & Prediction
Zenit is entering this second European match with full confidence after its first good result in Lyon (1-1) during the first day in the Champions League. The Russian club, winner twice in 3 attempts Benfica St Petersburg Stadium, will seek to confirm this performance recorded in Lyon. The current Russian 5th stumbled on the grass of Lokomotiv Moscow (1-0) this Saturday, a first defeat since last August 24th. Zénit, before this failure, remained on 2 successes in front of the Rubin Kazan (5-0) at home and on the field of Yenisey (2-1). Benfica, second in the Portuguese league, is undefeated since their home defeat to Leipzig (1-2) on the first day of the group stage in the Champions League on 17 September. Since that date, Benfica has recorded 2 wins in Moreirense (2-1) and Vitoria Setubal (1-0) in the league and 1 draw in front of Vitoria Guimaraes (0-0) in the Coupe de la Ligue. But will that be enough to win in Russia when we know that Benfica has won only two of its last 10 European trips?
Zenit remains on 2 wins and 1 home defeat to Benfica.
Benfica won his only game on the pitch at Zénit in March 2016 with the winning goal in the 90th + 6!
Zenit is undefeated at home since 12 games (10 wins and 2 draws) in official competitions.
Benfica have only won 2 times in their last 4 games played.
Benfica travels badly in Europe: 2 successes only during his last 10 trips.
Benfica remain on 2 failures on the grounds of Ajax (1-0) and Bayern Munich (5-1) in the Champions League.
Benfica will have more pressure than the Zénit during this second day … The club of Lisbon could lose big in Russia!
Zenit – Benfica : Betting Tips
Zenit – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70