Ural Yekaterinburg 2-3-2, Zenit St. Petersburg 5-1-1
9/19/20 9:30 am
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Ural Yekaterinburg is welcoming Zenit St. Petersburg to Central Stadium in round 8 in the Russian Premier League.
Ural is in a fantastic form, and they have lost only 1 of their last 8 games, but during this stretch, Ural has 4 draws. In the Russian Premier League, Ural has 9 points, 6 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, and they are in 10th place in the standings. Bicfalvi is the leading goalscorer in Ural with 3 goals, while Strandberg, Podberezkin, and Egorychev each added 1 goal. El Kabir has added 2 assists, while Efremov added 1 assist. Baklov is the only injured player for Ural at this time. In their latest Premier League game against Khimki at home, Ural was the better team with 59% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. Ural has deservedly so won this match 3-1. Seeing that Ural has barely escaped the relegation zone last season, the start of this season is a huge improvement for this team, but we will see if Ural can stay consistent, at least up to a certain point, and if that will be enough for Ural to stay further away from the relegation zone than last season.
After losing and tying their last two games, Zenit has finally won a game a few days ago against Arsenal Tula at home. Zenit was the dominant team in this match with 52% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. Zenit has scored 2 goals in the first half, and 1 more goal in the second half, and with that, Zenit has won this match 3-1. With another win under their belt, Zenit is back at the top of the Premier League standings with 16 points, 13 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals. Azmoun has scored 4 goals for Zenit so far this season, while Dzuyba and Yerokhin added 2 goals each. Karavaev has added 2 assists for Zenit so far this season. Lunaev and Driussi are both injured for Zenit St. Petersburg. Zenit has won the title last season, and overall, they have been the best team in the Premier League so far this season, on both ends. There are 4 teams within 4 points on the Premier League table at the moment, but Zenit is the best team in Russia, and I think they will soon leave the other teams behind them. Zenit will also be playing in the Champions League this season, but their group is yet to be determined.
Ural and Zenit have played 14 times against each other in the past, and Zenit has won 13 of those games, while 1 game ended in a draw. Both Ural and Zenit are in good form, but Zenit is the better team here, and the trends are on their side. I will pick Zenit on the road.