Forecast and bet on Zenit – Rubin, statistics, odds. Zenit flew out of European competition, will Rubin beat Rubin on February 28?
Zenit fell to second place after the first matches of the tour, however, the gap from the leader of the standings is only one point, and today it is possible to regain leadership. Petersburgers have the best attacking line of the championship, having scored 44 times this season with 20 goals conceded. In the first match of the playoffs of the Europa League, they lost at home to the Spanish “Betis” (2:3), in the return they managed to score twice, but both goals were canceled and “Betis” went to the next stage.
The Blue-White-Blues lost points twice before the break in December – 2:2 with Rostov and 1:1 with Dynamo Moscow. In winter, the team acquired Yuri Alberto and Ivan Sergeev for the attack, however, they had to part with the main forward Serdar Azmun.
Rubin, after a successful last season, cannot repeat the result in any way and is quite low, on the 11th line. The gap from the relegation zone is only three points, and only a third of the victories were won on a foreign field. At the training camp, the team of Leonid Slutsky looked very confident, because they never lost. In the control duel with Kostanay “Tobol” (2:0) he won a comfortable victory.
In the final five rounds before the break, Kazan lost four times, and in the winter they parted ways with the main star Despotovich. Ivan Ignatiev also left, but Kuchaev, Lomovitsky and Lisakovich replenished the squad.
In our opinion, the St. Petersburg club looks like the favorite in this pair, but the bookmakers have overestimated it too much and it is better to take the opponent’s plus handicap. In the games with the Spanish “Betis” the result was negative, and it took a lot of energy for the return match, it’s hard to keep such a pace for 90 minutes.
We think that fresh Kazan players will catch on the mistakes of their counterparts and will not yield with a big score.
Our forecast is an Asian handicap (+1.5) for Rubin in 1 xbet for 2.05.
In our opinion, you can still bet on the victory of the “blue-white-blue” with a minimum score. Of course, they gave a lot of strength, but in the class they are able to take the victory with a minimum score. Moreover, the guests have lost their main forwards and it will be difficult for them to surprise the opponent in attack.
We take the victory of “Zenit” in one goal for 3.84