Match Time: 9/14/2020 23:30 Monday（GMT+8）
Zenit St. Petersburg
The goal of Zenit St. Petersburg this season is still to win the championship. The four-game winning streak demonstrates the strength of the team. However, in the recent period, their status seems to have declined. The team lost to Dinamo Moscow and ended the records of 29 undefeated games, which caused the team’s defensive midfielder Barrios to be suspended. Zenit got a draw with Lokomotiv Moscow in the last round and lost 4 points in two games, resulting in the loss of the top spot.
Although Arsenal Tula has certain strength in Russia Premier League, they are not outstanding enough that they only finished 9th last season. The team also has a mediocre performance in the start of new season. So far, Arsenal Tula have only won 1 game after six rounds and there are still some gaps with the home team Zeni St. Petersburg. Moreover, Arsenal Tula have scored averaging 1 goal per game. Instead, the number of goals conceded is more than the ones scored.
In general, the two sides are not in good forms recently, but in terms of strength, Zenit is slightly better. The home team gains the upper hands in previous clashes that they have defeated Arsenal Tulaat home and away last season. The handicap first odds is opened to Zenit St. Petersburg -1.5, which proves that the market has confidence in them. In short, I think Zenit St. Petersbur is likely to rebound and win in this game.
Picks: Zenit St. Petersburg -1.5
Prediction: Zenit St. Petersburg wins
Score Prediction: 2-0, 3-0