Europa League: Zenit Petersburg vs Anderlecht

Zenit Petersburg vs Anderlecht Betting Tip and Predictions. In the second leg of the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League, Zenit Petersburg host Anderlecht at Stadion Petrovskiy. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Zenit Petersburg vs Anderlecht.

Zenit Petersburg lost the first match in the 1/16 finals of Europa League against Anderlecht 0-2, so they will try to revenge them upfront their supporters. The second part of the season in Russian Premier League haven’t started yet, so home side didn’t play many matches in the recent period, except few friendlies, so their form is questionable. Without any doubt, FK Zenit have very strong team, but we will see are they capable to go through. They played very good in the first leg, they had a ball possession and created many chances, but at the end they lost. In the winter transfer window, home team bought Chelsea’s defender Ivanovic who should help them in defence. Good news for Zenit is that they are playing very good at home, so I expect their attacks from the first minute.

Anderlecht made fantastic result in the first leg and won 2-0, so they are in a good position before the start of the second leg against Zenit Petersburg. They played very good in upfront their supporters and they are on a good way to reach the next phase of Europa League, but they have to give their maximum in order to reach the 1/8 finals. Visitors are unbeaten in the last 11 games in all competitions, so they are full of confidence. Their priority at Stadion Petrovskiy is to hit the net and try to secure their net. If they score, home side will have to hit the net at least 4 times in order to go through. Interesting fact is that all six previous Belgian visitors to St Petersburg have been beaten, so Anderlecht have to do their best in order to save an advantage from the first game.

Team News

Home side miss Kerzhakov and Ryazantsev, while Novoseltsev is doubtful. On the other side visitors have full squad available except Appiah and Kara are both doubtful.

Zenit Petersburg vs Anderlecht Predicted Lineups

Zenit Petersburg: Lodygin, Ivanovic, Neto, Criscito, Zhirkov, Garcia, Hernani, Kokorin, Giuliano, Shatov, Dzyuba.
Anderlecht: Ruben Martinez, Najar, Spajic, Deschacht, Obradovic, Dendoncker, Tielemans, Bruno, Stanciu, Acheampong, Thelin.

Zenit Petersburg vs Anderlecht Prediction

Home side have no time to waste and they have to start to attack from the beginning, but on the other side they have to secure their net in order to keep the chance to go through. Visitors have good result and their main goal is to score. I expect interesting match between Zenit Petersburg vs Anderlecht and at least three goals.

Zenit Petersburg vs Anderlecht Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 (Bet365)

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