Zenit Petersburg – Villarreal : Preview & Prediction
Zenit, leader of its championship, will want to take a consistent advantage at home before moving to Spain to face Villareal, 18th of La Liga. The Russian club pulled Fenerbahçe (0-1, 3-1) in the 1/16 round after a stunning second leg at St Petersburg Stadium (3-1). This qualification was followed by a victory on the pitch of Ural (1-0) last Saturday in the league. This season, the Zenith has won all home games, including preliminary round, against Dynamo Minsk (8-1 ap), Molde (3-1), Slavia Prague (1-0), Bordeaux (2-1 ), Copenhagen (1-0) and Fenerbahçe (3-1). With a single home defeat over its last 32 Europa League receptions, the Zenith is untouchable on Russian soil. Villareal will have a hard time surviving in this match, especially as the Spanish club are not at the moment with a draw against Sporting CP (1-1) in the Europa League and two losses in the Liga on the pitch. Atlético Madrid (2-0) and in front of Deportivo Alavés (1-2) this weekend. During the group stage, the “Yellow Submarine” shared the away points in Moscow against Spartak (3-3), Rapid Wien (0-0) and Glasgow Rangers (0-0). ) before winning the Sporting CP (1-0) in the 1 / 16th finals.
Villareal has not won any more since 3 games (1 draw and 2 losses).
Zenit has just aligned 2 successes on its last 2 outings.
Villareal has 3 draws and 1 success away in this C3.
The Russian club is formidable at St. Petersburg Stadium with its 4 victories in as many receptions.
Since April 2008, the Zenith has only lost 1 home in C3, 28 successes, 3 draws against 1 setback.
The Zenith should be able to take a lead at the end of the first leg in Russia and take an option for quarterbacks.
Zenit Petersburg – Villarreal : Betting Tips
Zenit Petersburg – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70