Zenit St. Petersburg vs. CSKA Moscow Match Analysis and Prediction

The Russian Premier Liga leaders Zenit st Petersburg will on Sunday 12th May 2019 host CSKA Moscow at their Gazprom Arena. The match is scheduled to start at 19:00GMT.

With just 3 matches remaining to the end of the season, the leaders have already won the Russian Premier Liga. At number 1 with 58 points, the second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow has 49 points which mathematically cannot affect their first position. The leaders have had a wonderful season and are looking forward to winning their all remaining matches.

CSKA Moscow on the other hand is at number 4 of the table standings. With 45 points, they face a stiff competition from the 5th and 6th placed Spartak Moscow and Arsenal Tula who have 43 and 42 points respectively. A slight drop in points will see CSKA Moscow missing a chance to play even in the Europa League. Their last week’s 2-2 draw to Dinamo Moscow and a week earlier 2-0 loss to FC Krasnodar has put them in a precarious spot.

Zenit St. Petersburg has nothing to lose in this fixture but being the Russian champions, they have to show their superiority. Their on-form performance creates any doubts whether the on the road CSKA Moscow will be able to collect any point form Gazprom Arena. Without prejudice, we believe there is great value in putting our money for the home team to win.

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. CSKA Moscow Head to Head

The two sides Zenit St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow have historically gone against each other a record 50 times. Of these, Zenit St. Petersburg has won 19 of the matches while CSKA Moscow has won 18 of them. 13 of their meetings ended without a clear winner. . Here is a look into the two teams’ 8 most recent meetings and how each scored:

  • CSKA Moscow 2-0 Zenit St. Petersburg
  • Zenit St. Petersburg0-0 CSKA Moscow
  • CSKA Moscow 0-0 Zenit St. Petersburg
  • CSKA Moscow 0-0 Zenit St. Petersburg
  • Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 CSKA Moscow
  • CSKA Moscow 0-1 Zenit St. Petersburg
  • CSKA Moscow 1-4 Zenit St. Petersburg
  • Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 CSKA Moscow

Goals Scored

Teams News

Despite their many injuries, Zenit St. Petersburg has managed to stand their ground in the Russian Premier Liga. Some of the key players who are nursing injuries and won’t play in the Sunday fixture include Igor Smolnikov, Artem Dzyuba, Daler Kuyaev, Alexander Kokorin, Claudio Marchisio, and Aleksandr Erokhin.

CSKA Moscow will miss the services of Alan Dzagoev and Konstantin Kuchaev due to injuries.

Prediction and Odds

You can get the latest odds here.

This will be the most exciting match in the Russian Premier Liga. With the cup already won by Zenit St. Petersburg, for them, they will be playing for fun. However, for CSKA Moscow, they are playing for a Europa League slot. Their pressure to win the match will make CSKA Moscow make silly mistakes for which Zenit St. Petersburg will maximize to win the match. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:

  • Zenit St. Petersburg to win
  • Under 2.5 goals
  • Both teams to score
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