RB Leipzig (@1.62) vs Zenit St Petersburg (@4.75)

Our Prediction:

RB Leipzig will win

RB Leipzig – Zenit St Petersburg Match Prediction | 23-10-2019 12:55

The away goal in Leipzig could make all the difference here it means the visitors cant afford any slip-up, and their relative inexperience at this level makes that even more of a worry for their fans. Its a close one to call, but were plumping for Zenit to do enough to get through. Thats how finely-balanced this one is there is no consensus even among bookmakers as to who has the best chance of going through.

They certainly looked ring-rusty at Celtic Park in their first game back, and were fortunate to come away from Glasgow with just a one-goal deficit in the Round of 32. This will be just Zenits fourth competitive game since the 11th of December, when the Russian league went on a three-month winter hiatus. They then easily beat Celtic in the second leg a 3-0 win in which Celtic could count themselves fortunate the margin was so narrow.

Theyve picked a bad time for things to start going wrong. Last time out in Europe a 2-0 loss at home to Napoli madedie Roten Bullen very grateful for their 3-1 first-leg win. Theyve recently lost at home to bottom side Koln, and German international striker Timo Werner isnt scoring. A draw at the weekend against Dortmund at least put the end to a chain of defeats, but does mean that Leipzig have now picked up just one of the last nine points on offer.

Since their return to domestic action, Zenits league record amounts to two games played, two goalless draws. At home to Amkar Perm, and away to Rostov two sides they should be beating Roberto Mancinis side have looked as though theyre still on their break. Theyve dropped out of the Champions League places, and most worryingly have struggled for goals.

Prediction correct score: 2 - 0

Leipzig did well to eliminate Napoli in the last 32, but you should bear in mind that the Neapolitans rested several first-team regulars in the two-legged tie against the Serie A club. The Russian side scored a vital away goal in a 2-1 loss to Leipzig at Red Bull Arena, but they need to beat the Bundesliga side in Sankt Petersburg if they are to make it to the quarter-finals. The Zenitchiki are a real force to be reckoned with at home and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their sixth consecutive win at home in the Europa League. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, but we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in the return leg as they have turned their Stadion Krestovkyi into a real fortress. Zenit play host to Leipzig at their Stadion Krestovskyi in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Thursdays program in the Europa League.

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Leipzig had jumped in front with second half goals from Bruma and Timo Werner, but Domenico Criscito pulled one back for the Russians four minutes from time to give them a great chance of progression. Both teams will have felt decent about the result with RB Leipzig feeling good about winning 2-1 while Zenit will be happy to have grabbed an away goal. The first leg was the first occasion in which these two sides met.

With neither side in great form, that sounds like a real possibility. Having home advantage puts Leipzig in the box seat for this one, and backing them to win at 4/6 with Genting looks like a decent option. Perhaps the RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg best odds on the night, though, are the 31/4 offered by ComeOn that the home side will win a tight contest 2-1. Their French striker Kevin-Jean Augustin has scored in their last three league matches, and his odds of 4-1 to be the first scorer here, from 888Sport, are well worth looking into.

Zenit have been impressive in the national championship in the 21st century, winning four league titles, while clinching two Russian Cups (2010, 2016). The Russian outfit defeated Glasgow Rangers (2-0) in the title game, with Denisov and Zyryanov both finding the net in the final of the competition. The Zenitchiki are a regular participant of the Champions League group stages and in 2008 they did well to win the UEFA Cup.

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If they can get a lead here, they can feel confident of defending it. Having come alive to paste Celtic 3-0 at the Krestovskyi Stadium, Zenit have managed just one goal since then, a late Domenico Criscito finish in the first leg of this tie giving them at least an away goal and something to cling to in this tie. The positive news is that their defence has been strong, with no goals conceded in the three games played at home since their winter break ended.

If it ends that way, Zenit will go through; Gamebookers have them at 39/20 to advance to the next round, which again seems generous. In that light, the 17/2 offered by Coral on a 1-0 home win might be the Zenit St Petersburg vs RB Leipzig best odds of the night. If, however, you think a score draw is a live possibility, check out Betway who have odds of 3/1 on that. Neither of these teams is setting the world alight domestically right now, and with the tie on a knife-edge, this could be a tight, edgy game.

In domestic play, these two sides are not in too dissimilar circumstances. They have three teams to jump over just to get to second and try to make a play on leaders Lokomotiv. They are each in the chasing pack in regards to the Champions League spots, but Zenit still do have a chance, albeit a small one, of moving up and clinching an unlikely title victory. Leipzig, along with everyone else not named Bayern, are out of the title running. But they are embroiled in a fierce battle for UCL places right now, and every result is crucial in that race.