Zenit St Petersburg vs Monaco 10/01/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Monaco vs Zenit St Petersburg
Wednesday 1st October 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Zenit St Petersburg 4/6 Draw 13/5 Monaco 9/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5; Fox Soccer
One of my best tips of round one was to back Monaco on the handicap against Bayer Leverkusen not only did Monaco comeaway with the cover on the handicap but they won the game outright as a home dog. The french team travel to Russia now to take on a Zenit team that were highly impressive in taking apart Benfica in round one, of course Zenit played against a Benfica team that were down to ten men after eighteen minutes but to be honest Zenit were already 1-0 up and looked the far better team. Monaco themselves put in a terrific performance against a highly fancied Bayer Levekusen side and managed to get the outright win when Berbatov nodded down to Jao Mouthino who finished with the aid of a deflection.
Overall this should be a really interesting game, I think Monaco will set up to get the 0-0 draw and will play a highly defensive game using Berbatov and Mouthino to break on the counter. Zenit with so many talented attacking players will be looking to take the game to Monaco from the very start. Hulk, Witsel and Rondon will take the game to Monaco and it may just be a case of whether or not the Russian team can break down a resolute Monaco defence who generally speaking do not concede too many.
Not my favourite play of the night but i do like the unders here. I really am of the opinion that Monaco come to Russia looking for a 0-0 draw and may well be able to pull it off. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo