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Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Zenit to win top of the table clash

  • 1st faced 2nd as Zenit host Spartak in Russian Premier League
  • Zenit have won 3 of their last 4 against Spartak Moscow
  • Hosts have lost just 1 of last 30 at home and won 12 of last 13 in St Petersburg
  • Watch Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow with the bet365 live streaming service
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Zenit St. Petersburg looking to increase the gap at the top of the table (Getty Images)

Zenit St Petersburg host Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League on Wednesday. This match sees the league leaders host the team in second place in the table in a crucial clash in the title race. Who will come out on top?

Zenit St Petersburg Form


Zenit had a poor UEFA Champions League campaign as they lost five and drew one of their six matches. Their most recent results were a 3-0 loss away to Club Brugge and a 2-1 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

In the Russian Premier League, Zenit St Petersburg are six matches unbeaten and sit top of the table. A 2-0 away win at Khimki was followed by a 3-1 home victory against Krasnodar. Zenit then draw 2-2 at Akhmat Grozny and 0-0 at Arsenal Tula. 

A 5-1 home win against Ural followed. In their last match they beat Dinamo Moscow 3-1 at home as Artem Dzyuba scored a brace and Sardar Azmoun got the third.

Zenit St Petersburg Team News


Zenit St Petersburg welcomed back Dejan Lovren at centre-back for their last match after he missed the defeat to Borussia Dortmund with illness.

The one expected absence is that of goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov due to a muscle injury.

Spartak Moscow Form


Spartak Moscow had a strong start to the season as they lost just one of their first 12 Russian Premier League matches. That included eight wins, three draws and a solitary loss away to CSKA Moscow.

In their last six matches, Spartak Moscow have had a slight dip with a 1-0 home defeat to Rostov followed by a 2-2 draw at Ural and a 1-1 home draw with Dinamo Moscow. 

Spartak then beat Rotor Volgograd 2-0 and Tambov 5-1 in home matches. Jordan Larsson and Ezequiel Ponce each scored a brace against Tambov.

Spartak went down 1-0 away to Sochi in their last match.

Spartak Moscow Team News


Spartak Moscow have three injuries to deal with for this match. Strikers Aleksandr Sobolev and Aleksandr Kokorin both miss out with injuries.

Maksim Glushenkov is absent on the right wing after a serious knee injury.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow Head to Head


Zenit St Petersburg hold a 21-20 advantage over Spartak Moscow across 57 meetings with 16 matches ending in draws.

Their last meeting in October saw a 1-1 draw in Moscow with Aleksandr Erokhin giving Zenit the league before Ezequiel Ponce levelled.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow Odds


Zenit St Petersburg are favourites to win at home at 1.60 with Spartak Moscow priced at 5.00. A draw can be backed at 4.20.

Both teams to score is available at 1.70 while under 2.5 goals is valued at 2.15 with bet365.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow Match Up


Zenit have had good recent results against Spartak Moscow and the home team have a formidable record on their own turf. Spartak will be looking to close the gap to the hosts with a win.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow Stats


  • Zenit St Petersburg have seen BTTS Yes in their last 8 home matches (all competitions).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 13 home matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have won 12 of their last 13 home matches (Russian Premier League)
  • Zenit St Petersburg's Artem Dzyuba has 9 goals in his last 11 matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Spartak Moscow have seen over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 away matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Spartak Moscow have lost 3 of their last 4 matches against Zenit St Petersburg (all competitions).

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow FAQ

What is the best bet in Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow?

Zenit St Petersburg are backed to win with the match going over 2.5 goals.

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Where is Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow being played?

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow is being played at the St Petersburg Stadium in Russia.

When is Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow being played?

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow is being played at 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 16 December 2020.

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What competition are Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow playing in?

Zenit St Petersburg vs Spartak Moscow are playing in the Russian Premier League.

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Verdict

Zenit St Petersburg are backed to win with the match going over 2.5 goals.

Best Bet: Zenit Win Full Time Result @-166.67 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Zenit/Over 2.5 Goals Result/Total Goals @130.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Zenit Win 3-1 Correct Score @750.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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