Chelsea surpasses Zenit
Let's even disregard the quality of the players of both teams.
Even so, this is a meeting between the reigning Champions League champion.
And the champion of a championship that not only cannot be compared to the English Premier League.
But also whose representatives in the Euro tournaments suffered a complete fiasco.
If everything positive from last season for Chelsea can be seen from their current results, it continues. And it's even upgraded.
This is not the case with Zenit St. Petersburg.
Chelsea is in great shape
Chelsea have scored 9 goals in 4 Premier League games. By admitting only one, from an Anfield penalty.
They defeated zero three of their rivals.
And they drew 1-1 only against Liverpool. And they played a whole second half with one less man.
There is no way Chelsea can underestimate this match. Because the derby against Tottenham is only on Sunday.
Even if they do some rotations, the Blues have enough depth of composition with equal shifts at each post.
Zenit is hesitant in defense
Zenit St. Petersburg are in a series of 7 games without a loss in the Russian Premier League.
But compared to the other top teams in it, they have allowed the most goal positions in front of their door.
Surprisingly, in the 4 played away games, even the 4th most allowed defense from 16 teams.
And how will this defense against Chelsea last?
Who scored 6 home goals at xG of 2.41. Which is over-efficiency.
Prediction for Chelsea - Zenit
Another thing that makes an impression is that Chelsea start their matches with a flying start.
The Blues scored 2/3 of their goals in the First Half.
The hosts to lead in the result without conceding a goal before the break are my expectations.
If this happens with more than one goal scored, this prediction will win. With only one, it is canceled.
Slightly below average bet.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Chelsea have not lost in their last 11 games: 8-3-0.
- Chelsea have recorded 4 clean sheets in their last 5 games.
- Zenit have not lost in their last 20 games: 14-6-0.
- There are goals / goals in 6 of the last 7 matches of Zenit.