Fenerbahce vs Zenit Petersburg SOCCER PICKS
Interesting game is what awaits us this Tuesday for the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 32, when at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul, the Turkish team of Fenerbahce will be visited by the powerful Russian team Zenit from Saint Petersburg.
At the moment, the season for those led by Ersun Yanal has been very poor in terms of performance, so Fenerbahce comes from losing 1-0 in his visit to Kayserispor and in this way they continue to complicate the issue of permanence, and we say it because they are located in the 14th box with 23 points and because the difference with Ankaragucu is only three points, and as we can see this is something rare in a team used to be fighting the first positions of the classification.
Now this irregularity has also shown in their participation in the UEFA Europa League, where they managed to get into this instance thanks to their undefeated in their three home games where two of them were victories, since their performances away from home were not better, so this Tuesday there is no other than at least keep that good performance against their fans to go to Russia with confidence.
Zenit Saint Petersburg:
For its part, the performance of those led by Sergei Semak is completely different in its participation in the Premier League Russia, where in seventeen days that are disputed are the leaders with 34 points, with a one-point lead over his escort Krasnodar
However, in terms of his performance in the UEFA Europa League is very similar to his rival on duty, Zenit all times classified to this instance thanks to his three wins at home, as a visitor comes to lose five of his last seven games for the UEFA Europa League where the other two ended in a draw.
In terms of direct confrontations between these teams we can say that the game on Tuesday will be the first time that these teams meet in any competition.
However, it’s worth bearing in mind that Fenerbahce faced teams from Russia on eight previous occasions and has a moderate record of two wins, four draws and two defeats. Although it must be said that playing at home do not know of defeats in the four games against Russian teams, where two of them ended in victories.
For its part, the game on Tuesday, will be the second time that Zenit faces a Turkish cast, the first time was in 2005 when he played against Besiktas in a match that ended with a draw at one goal.