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Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Zenit to lift Russian Cup in style

  • Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki is the Russian Cup Final
  • Zenit have been crowned Russian Premier League winners
  • Khimki have won promotion from the National Football League
  • Who will sign off the season by lifting the cup?
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Zenit's Brazilian forward Malcom (Getty Images)

Zenit St Petersburg will start Saturday's Russian Cup Final as red-hot favourites to defeat second tier FC Khimki. Khimki are bidding to cap off a memorable season in which they secured promotion back to the Russian Premier League, but can they topple Zenit in this David vs Goliath clash.

Zenit St Petersburg Form


Zenit last lost a competitive game when losing to Benfica in the Champions League in December, and have been in top form since the resumption of the Russian season.

Zenit have won nine of their last 10 matches, including a 2-1 Russian Cup semi-final win over Spartak Moscow, with Akhmat Grozny the only team to hold them courtesy of a 1-1 draw.

In their last match before the final, Zenit were 2-1 winners over FK Rostov on Wednesday with second-half goals from Emiliano Rigoni and Sardar Azmoun sealing a comeback win to end their title winning season with another win.

FC Khimki Form 


With the National Football League season being abandoned with Khimki in second place and promoted back to the Russian Premier League, the second tier side have played only one competitive match since March.

That came in last week's Russian Cup semi-final when they defeat Ural 3-1 thanks to three goals inside the first 37 minutes from Yevgeny Gapon, Aleksandr Troshechkin and Artem Polyarus.

Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki Head to Head


The last meeting between the sides was nine years ago when Zenit won a Russian Cup tie 3-2. In all previous fixtures, Khimki have never managed to defeat Zenit.

Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki Odds


Zenit are 1.15 to win the Russian Cup Final and lift the trophy for a fourth time. Khimki are 13.00 outsiders with the draw in 90 minutes priced at 6.00 by Betfair.

Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki Match Up


Khimki will have to contain Zenit for much of the contest if they are to pull off a shock. This Zenit side have forgotten what it feels like to lose and we can expect one way traffic in a lop-sided final.

Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki Stats


  • Zenit St Petersburg are three-time Russian Cup winners
  • Zenit St Petersburg have won 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have seen BTTS in 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have seen over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • FC Khimki played in the 2005 Russian Cup Final.
  • FC Khimki are unbeaten in their last 11 matches (7 wins, 4 draws).
  • FC Khimki have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (all competitions).

Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki FAQs

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Where is Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki being played?

Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki is being played at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

When is Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki being played?

Zenit St Petersburg vs FC Khimki is being played at 15:00 BST on Saturday 25 July 2020.

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Verdict

Superior talent and fitness makes this one all about Zenit, who should record a comfortable win. Take them to cover -2 on the handicap.

Best Bet: Zenit Win & Over 2.5 Result / Total Goals @1.72 at betfair - 3 Units
Value Bet: Zenit -2 Handicap @2.70 at betfair - 1 Unit
Correct Score: Zenit 4-0 Correct Score @10.00 at betfair - 1 Unit

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