In the match of the 1st round of the RPL season 2021/22 Khimki will host Zenit St. Petersburg. The match at the Arena Khimki will take place on July 24 and will start at 17:30 Moscow time. Khimki – Zenit: forecast , rate, odds, statistics.
The team finished their first season after returning to the RPL on the 8th line of the standings, gaining 45 points in 30 matches (13 wins and 11 losses), with a goal difference of 35-39.
Goalkeeper Khomich, defender Gapon, midfielders Mirzov, Glushenkov and Kamyshev, forwards Konate, Dyadyun and Dolgov left the team in the offseason.
Defenders Idov and Nabiullin, midfielder Sabovich came for free. The defenders Stoinovich and Bozhenov strengthened the team. Denis Glushakov remained until the goalkeeper Ilya Lantratov was sold.
In the summer, Khimki lost control matches with Olimp and Fakel (both – 0: 1) and all three Premier Cup matches with Rebin (0: 1), Sochi (2: 3) and Spartak “(1: 5).
Petersburg club last season won the third championship in a row, gaining 65 points in 30 matches (19 wins and only 3 losses), with a goal difference of 76-26.
Petersburg club in the offseason parted with goalkeeper Lunev, defenders Prokhin, Mamman, midfielders Mikhailov and Shamkin went on loan. Only defender Chistyakov, who was bought from Rostov, was added to the list of champions.
In the summer, Zenit played three freight trains, drawing with Schalke (0: 0) and Werder Bremen (2: 2), and beating Karlsruhe (3: 1). The St. Petersburg team started the season with a convincing major victory in the Russian Super Cup over Lokomotiv (3: 0).
Malcolm, who went to the Olympics in Tokyo as part of the Brazilian national team, will not play in the match.
Forecast and rate
For Khimki’s victory in this meeting, the 1xbet give the odds of 8.40 , for a draw in regulation time – 5.20 , and for Zenit’s victory – 1.37 .
Last season, Zenit defeated Khimki home and away 2-0, and before t
Khimki suffered losses in the summer, but the St. Petersburg club remained the same. We predict thatZenit will win…hat beat them 1-0 in the Russian Cup final.
It is unlikely that the owners will be able to upset Zenit. An interesting option for a bet “Both will score – no” for 1.76 and TB 2.5 for 1.68.