Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Ural Yekaterinburg 12/5/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Ural Yekaterinburg 12/5/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Zenit St. Petersburg 9-5-2, Ural Yekaterinburg 4-7-5

12/5/20 11 am

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Zenit St. Petersburg is welcoming Ural Yekaterinburg to Gazprom Arena in round 17 in the Russian Premier League.

Zenit is in bad form, and they are struggling massively on both ends. Zenit has won only 2 of their last 10 games, and they have lost their last Champions League game earlier this week. Zenit is in the last place of their group with only 1 point, and they don’t have a chance to advance to the next stage. In their last Premier League game against Arsenal Tula on the road, Zenit has had 59% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Zenit was creating chances in this game, but they weren’t able to score. The final score of this match was 0-0. Despite their terrible form, Zenit has taken over the top of the Premier League with 32 points, 32 scored goals, and 12 conceded goals so far, but CSKA is right there behind them with the same amount of points. Dzyuba has scored 7 goals and added 3 assists for Zenit so far, while Azmoun and Yerokhin have each added 6 goals. Wendel, Karavaev, Lovren, and Dzyuba are all injured, and they will most likely miss this game. Zenit has not to chance in the Champions League, and they will be playing only in the Premier League from next weekend, which might be good for them.

Ural hasn’t lost any of their last 6 games overall, and any of their last 5 games in the Russian Premier League. Even with their decent form, Ural is still close to the relegation zone, in 11th place with 19 points, but they are slowly climbing. Ural’s offense hasn’t been doing well so far, and they have scored only 12 goals this season. Bicfalvi is the leading goalscorer for Ural with 5 goals. El Kabir has added 3 assists. Baklov and Emeljanov are the only two injured players for Ural at this time. In their last game in the Premier League, Ural was hosting Sochi, and they were the better team with 62% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 6 shots inside the box, and a decent 84% of the correct passes. It was a tough game, and Ural has had an extra player on the field since the 57th minute. With a goal in the 86th minute, Ural has won this game 1-0. Ural ended the last season in 11th place, but I think this one will be better for them, and I don’t think they will have any problems securing their Premier League spot.

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Ural has never beaten Zenit in the history of this matchup. When playing at home, Zenit has won every single game against Ural. I know that Zenit has some injuries, and they were playing earlier this week, but the pressure is now off, and I see Zenit winning another game against Ural.

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Goran’s Pick Zenit and over 2.5 -110

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