Zenit St. Petersburg vs. FC Ufa 9/26/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Zenit St. Petersburg 5-2-1, FC Ufa 1-2-5
9/26/20 9:30 am
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Zenit St. Petersburg is welcoming FC Ufa to Gazprom Arena in round 9 in the Russian Premier League.
Zenit is in good form right now, and they are at the top of the standings with 17 points, same as Spartak Moscow in second place, but with better goal differential. Zenit was struggling a bit in the attacking end as of late, but they seem to be getting back on track. In their latest Premier League match against Ural on the road, Zenit has had 50% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Zenit got ahead early in the 4th minute, and it looked like this will be an easy win for Zenit. In the 69th minute, Zenit has conceded a goal, and they weren’t able to score again in this match the final score of this game was 1-1. Overall, Zenit has been the best team in the Premier League so far this season, but they are not the best offensive team. With 14 scored goals, Zenit is the second-best offensive team in the league, just behind Kuban Krasnodar with 17 goals. Defensively, Zenit has been one of the best with only 5 conceded goals in 8 games. Azmoun has scored 4 goals for Zenit so far, while Dzyuba added 3 goals. Krugovoy and Karavaev each added 2 assists. Lunaev and Driussi are both injured. Zenit is playing well, and they are on the right track to defend the title in the Premier League.
Ufa hasn’t been playing well this season, and with only 5 points, 5 scored goals, and 14 conceded goals, Ufa is in 14th place in the standings, which is in the relegation zone. In their latest Premier League match against CSKA at home, Ufa has had only 36% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and low 67% of the correct passes. Ufa has lost this match 0-1, although it could have been a lot worse. Krotov, Bizjak, Alikin, Zhamaletdinov, and Golubev have each scored 1 goal for Ufa so far this season. Bizjak, Danchenko, Sukhov, and Nedelcearu each have 1 assist. There are no injuries or suspensions in Ufa as of right now. Ufa has ended last season in 9th place, far away from the relegation zone, but their offense was basically nonexistent with only 22 scored goals in 30 games, but their defense on the other hand was great with only 24 conceded goals. So far, Ufa is not doing well, but there is a lot of games left, and a lot of time for Ufa to get out of the relegation zone.
Zenit has not lost to Ufa while playing at home in their last 6 games, and the trends are on their side. Zenit has won 8 straight home games, while not losing any of their last 13 home games. Zenit is the better team here, and I will pick them at home.