Zenit Petersburg vs Leipzig UEFA Champions League Betting Tips & Predictions
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|Zenit Petersburg||Lines||RB Leipzig|
|+165 (100)||Spread||+155 (-120)|
|Over 3 (110)||Total||Under 3 (-130)|
|Zenit Petersburg FC||Score and stat||RB Leipzig|
Reason for Zenit Petersburg vs RB Leipzig UEFA Champions League
|Zenit Petersburg +165|
The Russians come into this fixture off the back of a 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow at the weekend. Despite being the dominant side, Zenit failed to produce enough end product, which is a worry ahead of a game against a Leipzig side that has been in fine scoring form of late.
This will be Zenit’s second home match of the current Champions League campaign. First time out at this venue, they got the better of Benfica in style, winning by three goals to one. They had moments of weakness at the back, but looked a real threat going forward and did the better job of both teams creating chances and producing end product.
At home, the hosts are unbeaten in 16 games (W13, D3 – in all competitions), with an impressive 11 of their victories across that period being achieved with at least a -1 handicap. After winning 12 of their previous 14 European home fixtures (D1, L1), and with a 84.21% unbeaten rate in UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage home matches (W8, D8, L3), Zenit aren’t likely to be pushovers.
Key Player: Artem Dzyuba has scored the opener in four of the last five Zenit fixtures that he’s netted in.
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|RB Leipzig +155|
Tuesday’s visitors notched twice on route to beating Zenit in Germany a fortnight ago, while they come into this fixture having scored no less than eight goals in the Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon. What’s more, their first away match in Group G yielded three points, as they got the better of Benfica, winning by two goals to one.
RB Leipzig are in stunning form after netting 14 goals across their last two competitive matches, although both teams have scored in five of their previous six fixtures – as was in all three previous H2Hs (W2, D1). Their club record 8-0 win over Mainz at the weekend was also the third consecutive game in which Leipzig netted after the 85th minute.
When the pair met two weeks ago, although three goals were scored, there wasn’t an abundance of final-third quality on show. In fact, they cancelled each other out somewhat. Keeping this in mind, ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ appeals ahead of this match.
Key Player: Timo Werner (RBL) got a hat-trick of goals and assists at the weekend – nine of his last ten competitive strikes arrived after half-time.
|The Pick: RB Leipzig +155, Under 3|