ZEN vs DOR Dream11: Zenit Saint Petersburg will look to defend its pride when they play host to Borussia Dortmund at Krestovsky Stadium in the UEFA Champions League group stage match on Tuesday night (IST). Here is ZEN vs DOR Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Zenit remain without a win in the Champions League so far having lost four times in the first five rounds. Be it the defence or offence, the problems are everywhere for the Russian giants. They have scored only three goals in the competition while shipping 11. They are out of the competition, and can't even finish third in the group. Borussia Dortmund are already through to the round-of-16, but the Bundesliga outfit will be looking to win the group. Three points here will do just that.
Fixture Name And Competition: Zenit Saint Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Champions League Fixtures
Date & Time: 11:25 PM (IST), 8 December
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium
Zenit Saint Petersburg: Failed to win in the UEFA Champions League this season, out of Europa League discussion as well. But nothing out of order over in the Russian Premier League as Zenit sit atop the power ranking. Zenit won 5-1 at the weekend against the Ural in the Russian Premier League.
Borussia Dortmund: Won three times and drew the other one in the last four games in the UEFA Champions League. Their only defeat in this season's competition came in the opening day, a 3-1 away defeat against Lazio.
Borussia Dortmund won the reverse fixture 2-0. Jadon Sancho's 78th-minute penalty broke the deadlock, while Erling Haaland added the second in the first minute of second-half injury-time. Zenit Saint Petersburg failed to have even a single shot on target in that game.
As for the overall head-to-head record, Dortmund leads the tally with two wins in three games.
Zenit Saint Petersburg Wins- 01
Borussia Dortmund Wins– 02
Last meeting: 2-0 home win for Borussia Dortmund.
Live Football Streaming: Sony Sports Network has official rights for Champions League Fixtures Fixtures and UEFA Euro matches in India.
Zenit Saint Petersburg Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Dmitri Chistyakov isn't part of the Champions League squad and is ineligible to play against Dortmund as a result.
Doubtful: Former Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren is ill and could miss yet another match.
In addition, both Karavayev (muscular) and Yerokhin (hamstring) are nursing injuries and will be assessed before the ZEN vs DOR Dream11 Team Prediction match.
ZEN Playing 11 (probables):
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Dortmund are without a host of first-team players making Favre's job to negotiate this tough run of fixtures a bit harder. The likes of Akanji (knee), Dahoud (ill), Delaney (back), Haaland (muscular), Meunier (calf), Morey (muscular), Schmelzer (knee) all are out of this game due to injury-related issues.
In addition, Reinier has been left out of the squad and won't be involved.
Expected changes: Although Dortmund are guaranteed a spot in the last-16, the top spot is yet to be taken, and that's why Lucien Favre is likely to name his strongest possible DOR Playing 11. That means, Reus and Sancho should start the game for the away team.
DOR Playing 11 (probables):
DEF: N Schulz, Piszczek, M Hummels
MID: J Bellingham, G Reyna, Sancho (VC), S Driussi, Malcolm
FW: Reus (C), A Dzyuba
ZEN vs DOR Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Marco Reus: German international is one of the finest players of this generation. His trickery with the ball and the ability to produce something special out of nothing makes him a no-nonsense option.
Sardar Azmoun: Scored a hat-trick at the weekend's Russian Premier League game and will be a key player all night long. Worth the shot.
X-factors, differential picks
Jadon Sancho: One of the hottest young property in world football. He is primed for a big future. He is a good captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
ZEN vs DOR Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Zenit Saint Petersburg To Win: 4.75 Or 21.05% chance to win
Draw: 4.20 Or 23.81% chance to win
Borussia Dortmund to Win: 1.65 Or 60.61% chance to win
Zenit Saint Petersburg To Win: 5.00 Or 20.00% chance to win
Draw: 4.33 Or 23.09% chance to win
Borussia Dortmund to Win: 1.61 Or 62.11% chance to win
More was expected from Zenit in the Champions League. But the Russian giants were an easy meal in almost every game they played in Europe so far. We can't see that changing here. Group Leader Borussia Dortmund should have in the locker to get the maximum return against a struggling host team. As you can see, the Today Match Prediction odds above, the away team is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your ZEN vs DOR Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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