Zenit Petersburg vs Rubin Kazan (Prediction, Preview & Betting Tips) / 22.07.2017

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Zenit Petersburg vs Rubin Kazan Prediction & Betting tips

The Russian Premier League is only one day old and with ZSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg, two of the top favorites are already back at the table top. Only the reigning champions Spartak Moscow started with a draw in the season and must now move. In this article, we will discuss the game between FC Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Rubin Kazan, which will be kicked off on Saturday afternoon (22.07.) At 16:30. The previous year’s stint from Petersburg has a lot of fun in the summer break and wants to attack the table top with the internationally experienced coach Roberto Mancini and some new stars. After the championships in 2008 and 2009, as well as some promising international appearances, Rubin Kazan has become somewhat calmer. Under Chetrainer Kurban Berdyev, this should change again in the last season, but more than the average ninth place did not jump out. Against Zenit, Rubin could not do anything in the last season and we can not see a reason why this should change in the upcoming game. Therefore we see Zenit again in the favorite roles and recommend a tip on the home team.

Zenit Petersburg :

Zenit St. Petersburg has been one of the most successful football clubs in Russia since the turn of the century. The last championship has already been two years back. In the summer break, however, Zenit backed up again in the fight for the championship and already took proper money in the hand. In addition to star coach Roberto Mancini, who previously coached Inter Milan, for some 44 million euros, some major transfers were also made. Among the most interesting signings are Argentinean Sebastian Driussi (striker, comes from River Plate) and Leandro Paredes (Attacking midfielder, comes from AS Roma).

However, the preparation for the new season was at best on average. After two narrow defeats in front of their own audience against ZSKA Sofia (1: 2) and Ludogorez Rasgrad (0: 1), the Mancini-Elf was able to celebrate a success experience at Austria Vienna in the last test match. The Austrians were still beaten with a 2-1 defeat. The season kick-off against SKA Khabarovsk has also been successful. Daler Kuzyayev and Russian national team player Aleksandr Kokorin are in a competitive game with several yellow cards on the side of Zenit, leading the way to the final 2-0 defeat. Against Kazan, however, a performance increase will be necessary.

Rubin Kazan :

The best times of Rubin Kazan are already a few years back. Kazan finished the last season with only 38 points in ninth place. The return to Master Spartak Moscow was ultimately 31 points and also Zenit St. Petersburg was with 23 points out of sight. In the case of new signings, Kasan has so far lagged a national comparison. The most interesting new entry is still the Iranian Sardar Azmoun, who has been kicked off for eleven million Euros from FK Rostov and his old coach Kurban Berdyev with a one-year delay.

Rubin’s test phase was not necessarily a success. A 2-0 win against Slovenian first-division Celje followed two first-two draws against Austria Wien and FC Utrecht. The dress rehearsal before the season start against the German second division Arminia Bielefeld went however properly in the pants. After a sleepy first half, Kasan was already behind with four goals, which did not change in the second half. The season kick-off also failed. Against FK Krasnodar, which is currently being touted as the fourth strongest in Russia, the eleven Kurban Berdyev had to summon not too much. Once again Rubin was behind two goals. However, more than a goal back through Maxime Lestienne the middle of the second half, but which was also dominated by the guests was not in it.

Zenit Petersburg vs Rubin Kazan head to head matches

02.04.17 PL Rubin Kazan Zenit Petersburg 0 : 2
19.09.16 PL Zenit Petersburg Rubin Kazan 4 : 1
13.03.16 PL Zenit Petersburg Rubin Kazan 4 : 2
24.08.15 PL Rubin Kazan Zenit Petersburg 1 : 3
12.04.15 PL Zenit Petersburg Rubin Kazan 1 : 1

Betting tips we recommend:

Prediction: Zenit Petersburg to win
Selection odds: 1,50
Bookmaker: bet365 prediction and tips