Krasnodar v Zenit St. Petersburg: Tips and prediction – 18.10.2014

By on October 16, 2014
The best team in Russia, Zenit St. Petersburg, will face FK Krasnodar Saturday from 14:00, UK Time. The match is part of the 10th fixture of Russia Premier League and the away team has the first chance.
Krasnodar are in a good form right now, proof that they won the last two games, 3-0 against Arsenal Tula and 2-1 against Amkar. They have 17 points at the moment and a very good goal difference, 15-6 to be more precise. Krasnodar will probably use a 4-2-3-1 formation, Wanderson being announced in the attack for the first time in the starting eleven. Mamaev is injured and will miss the match.
Zenit St. Petersburg have a clear target this season, the title. They are in an excellent form after nine games, ticking eight victories and one draw. The away team leads the table, with 25 points in its account and the best goal difference of the league, 26-4. Zenit have the strongest attack and the best defence in Russia right now. They will field a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Witsel and Garcia as the defensive midfielders.
Zenit St. Petersburg managed to win the all four games of the last two season against Krasnodar. They won 2-1 and 2-0 on this stadium.
FK Krasnodar vs Zenit St. Petersburg probable lineups:
FK Krasnodar (4-2-3-1): Dikan – Jedrezjczyk, Sigurdsson, Granqvist, Kaleshin – Ahmedov, Gazinskiy – Ari, Pereyra, Joaozinho – Wanderson.
Zenit St. Petersburg (4-2-3-1): Lodygin – Smolniko, Garay, Lombaerts, Criscito – Garcia, Witsel – Shatov, Danny, Hulk – Rondon.
Prediction: Zenit St. Petersburg (Draw no bet) @ 1.36
We consider that Zenit are a much stronger team and we expect them to get the all three points. Krasnodar are a strong side on their own ground and we recommand you to choose this bet and in case of a draw our money will be refunded.
The best odds for Krasnodar vs Zenit St. Petersburg: 4.00 – 3.50 – 1.91

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