Zenit vs CSKA Moscow Prediction and Betting Preview 19 Aug 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-1
Zenit vs CSKA Moscow PredictionWe are already underway in the Russian Premier League and it is time to get back in the swing of things. With two matchdays already played, there is a real sense of intrigue that this could go on to become one of the most exciting league campaigns seen in a while.
Match status: 2020/21 Russian Premier League - Round 3
Venue: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg)
Zenit St. Petersburg have been one of the best sides in the country, turning serial title winners over the last couple years. Last season, they were utterly ruthless, steamrolling their way to the top of the standings in unbelievable fashion.

Expected to be challenged by the likes of Lokomotiv Moscow and Krasnodar, the Zeniters ran riot in the league, proving to be streets ahead of every other side within the cluster. Surely, Zenit’s glory days are here and it will take a miracle-of-sorts to be knocked off their perch.

With the new campaign just taking off, Sergei Semak’s charges are already off to a flyer and are huge favorites to successfully defend their league title. Taking on fellow title contenders CSKA Moscow this Wednesday, Zenit will set their sights on grabbing all three points to stay clear of the chasing pack.

Zenit vs CSKA Moscow Team News

Blowing everyone away with their imperious displays last season, Zenit St. Petersburg were lauded as one of the most exciting Russian sides to watch. A joy to behold on their day, the Lions made light work of the league, peeling away to the summit in enviable fashion.

Having achieved back-to-back league success, Zenit will be hoping to pick from where they left off the previous season with another outstanding run this time around. Surely, the Zeniters will fancy their chances of lifting the league trophy for the third time in a row.

They have begun their campaign impeccably, securing comfortable victories from their first two matches of the season. Although it is still early days, a bright start could only serve as a good omen for the club as they look to usurp their archrivals to the title once again.

Scheduled to take on tricky side FC Rostov on the last matchday, the Lions made short work of the opposition, firing two unanswered goals past Pesyakov in goal. A game touted by the media to be a close one, nobody expected Zenit to breeze past the Tough Guys in the manner in which they did.

A goal either side of both halves was enough to send Semak’s men to victory. Grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck early on, Zenit’s pressure soon paid off with Azmoun hitting the target. As the clock wound down, Zenit’s Lovren put the game to bed with a point-blank header to seal victory for his side.

With Zenit getting their season off to a perfect start, CSKA Moscow are showing no signs of slowing down as well. Though fortuitously, the Horses have picked up maximum points from their first two league games of the season.

As things stand, they are right up there with Zenit on the standings, trailing Semak’s men only on goal difference. Their last game against strugglers Tambov saw them salvage a rather hard-fought 2-1 win on home turf – taking their tally to six points from six so far.

Even though Zenit have dominated Russia for the last couple of years, CSKA Moscow are also one of the biggest sides in the league. However, when it comes to h2h encounters against the Zeniters, they are simply no match for the opposition’s might.

Injured or Suspended Players

Zenit: Andrey Lunev, Artem Dzyuba and Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

CSKA Moscow: Nikola Vlasic, Fedor Chalov and Alan Dzagoev.

Pre-Match Odds

Zenit: 1.715
Draw: 3.7
CSKA Moscow: 6.1

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Zenit vs CSKA Moscow Predictions

Without an atom of doubt, Zenit St. Petersburg are the top of the pops in the Premier League. They are currently on an impressive 25-game unbeaten run in the league – 20 of which were victories. Also, they have won their last seven home games on the bounce.

Everything points in the direction of a Zenit win here. As kickoff approaches, expect the hosts to secure victory against their rivals CSKA Moscow to cement their place at the top of the standings.
Our Betting Tip:
Zenit Win @ 1.78
Correct Score:
Zenit 2-0 CSKA Moscow @ 7.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS - No @ 1.69
Match Winner:
Zenit Win @ 1.78
Under 2.5 @ 1.74
Team Goals:
Home Over 1.5 @ 2.01
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