ZEN vs KRS Dream11 Prediction: Zenit St. Petersburg is on a winning streak in the Russian Premier League and will aim to keep it that way in the league. They will play host to FC Krasnodar in the upcoming clash on Saturday at Gazprom Arena. The host has won both their fixtures in the campaign so far this season, following a 2-4 win on the road against the likes of FK Rostov last time out in the schedule.
Despite an impressive opening day victory away to Ural Yekaterinburg which had seemed like a change in fortunes from the back end of last season, Krasnodar followed that up with a disappointing defeat at home to Khimki as their inconsistency looks like letting them down once again. They come up against the champions in Zenit who have managed two wins from two to kick off the new season. A Russian Super Cup win a fortnight ago as well as scoring seven goals in two games against Khimki and Rostov is a statement of intent to go back-to-back as champions. The visitors will come into this match as the clear favourites.
Date: 6 August, Friday
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
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Zenit – W-W-W
Krasnodar – W-L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Zenit Wins- 03
Krasnodar Wins– 00
Injury Report and Unavailability: Yaroslav Rakitskiy is suspended after being injured last time out.
Expected changes and Strategy: Azer Aliev and Konstantin Plievv are back in training, and are looking to return to the side.
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue before coming into this match.
Expected changes and Strategy: New signing Grzegorz Krychowiak could make his first start for the club.
Aleksandr Yerokhin: Yerokhin has 3 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 37.79%. He had a total of 4 big chances. He has a total of 1 assist, 2 key passes and he created a total of 5 chances.
Sardar Azmoun: Azmoun has 2 goal and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 39.31%. He had a total of 5 big chances. He has a total of 0 assists, 1 key passes and he created a total of 6 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Artem Dzyuba: Dzyuba has 1 goal and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.62%. He had a total of 4 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 4 key passes and he created a total of 4 chances.
Defenders: Lovren, Chistyakov, Santos
Midfielders: Barrios, Yerokhin, Cabella, Claesson
Attackers: Ionov, Dzyuba, Azmoun
When taking all factors into account, FC Krasnodar have it in them to put a goal past this Zenit St Petersburg lineup, although it realistically won’t be enough to prevent defeat. We are anticipating a very good game with a big win for Zenit St Petersburg by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one. In our ZEN vs KRS Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-1 win for Zenit in this match.