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Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St Petersburg Predictions & Tips - Close clash in the Russian Premier League

  • Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St Petersburg predictions for Monday’s Russian Premier League match
  • The game is being played at 1.30pm GMT at Kazan Arena
  • Zenit St Petersburg have drawn 5 of their last 6 away matches
  • I am backing a draw in Kazan
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Rubin Kazan host Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian Premier League (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 07 Mar 2021
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Rubin Kazan vs Zenit St Petersburg Predictions


Rubin Kazan are hard to beat at home and will look to keep it tight against Zenit St Petersburg. Under 2.5 goals is the best bet with a draw the value play in Russia.

  • Rubin Kazan are undefeated in their last 3 matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Rubin Kazan are undefeated in 6 of their last 8 home matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Rubin Kazan have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have failed to win in their last 2 matches (all competitions).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have drawn 5 of their last 6 away matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 away matches (Russian Premier League).

Head to Head


Zenit St Petersburg have an 18-11 advantage against Rubin Kazan with 9 draws in 38 matches.

Rubin Kazan Form


Rubin Kazan returned from the winter break wih a 2-0 win at Spartak Moscow. Djorde Despotovic scored both goals with Oliver Abildgaard sent off.

Leonid Slutski should be getting his ideas across now after over 14 months in charge. They struggled to score in 2020.

Rubin Kazan are undefeated in six of their last eight home matches in the Russian Premier League.

Rubin Kazan Injuries & Team News


Centre back Aleksey Gritsaenkois injured, Silvije Begic is suspended and left back Mikhail Merkulov is injured.

Central midfield is a problem with Oliver Abildgaard suspended and In-beom Hwang injured. 

Attacking midfielder Oleg Shatov is suspended and Mitsuki Saito is injured alongside winger Aleksandr Zuev.

Zenit St Petersburg Form


Zenit St Petersburg returned to action with a 2-1 home defeat against Arsenal Tula in the Russian Cup. Daler Kuzyaev opened the scoring but they were 2-1 down at half time and couldn’t find a way back.

Sergey Semak’s side then drew 2-2 draw against Rostov in the Russian Premier League. They overturned a 1-0 deficit against 10 men before conceding an equaliser in the 89th minute.

Zenit St Petersburg Injuries & Team News


Goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov is injured alongside Brazilian winger Malcom.

Argentine attacker Sebastian Driussi is doubtful.

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Verdict

Rubin Kazan are likely to dig in here and make it tough for Zenit St Petersburg. Under 2.5 goals is the best bet with a draw on the cards in Russia.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-117.65 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @290.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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