Zenit Saint Petersburg and Sochi meet at Saint ‑ Petersburg Stadium, in a match for the 11th round of the Premier League. The history of recent head-to-head matches is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 matches. The last head-to-head meeting between these two teams, on 07-08-2020, ended with Zenit’s victory by (2‑1).
The home team is currently in 1st position, with 21 points won, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Ufa by (6‑0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Spartak Moskva, by (1‑1).
For this competition, they have a sequence of 4 wins in their last home matches. His attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 40 of the last 58 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that tends to score many times first: it opened the scoring in 8 of its last 10 Premier League games, of these 8 it reached the break in lead in 6 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 6 .
Zenit host Sochi in a direct confrontation for the leadership of the competition. The St. Petersburg club has 21 points won in ten games and must go for the rival, however, the team knows that the rival has a classified group and can surprise. To dominate the duel and stifle the opponent’s counterattacks, the team relies on the solidity of its midfield and the effectiveness of the defense.
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 19 points won. In their last match, they beat Rostov at home by (4‑2), after having drawn at home in the previous match, in a match against Krasnodar, by (1‑1). In their last away match for this competition, they lost (3‑2) against Arsenal Tula. In their last 5 away matches for the championship, Sochi has recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, for which they have won 10 points out of 15 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
Sochi travels to Saint Petersburg for a match that will be very important for the club’s claims within the Russian Premier League. Defeating the leader, at the rival’s home, will not be an easy task, however, the good campaign gives the fans hope. The victory goes through a good performance of the defensive system, which needs to withstand the strong attack of Zenit, before the team thinks about attacking.