Zenit Petersburg (Rus) – Utrecht (Ned) Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (24.08.2017)


Prediction for Zenit Petersburg (Rus) – Utrecht (Ned)

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.91

Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Utrecht face off in Stadion Petrovskij in a return leg of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Play-offs) after in the first leg FC Utrecht have won at home by (1-0 ). Attention to the house factor, since Zenit St. Petersburg usually conquer different results at home and abroad.

Zenit Petersburg (Rus) :

The home team reaches this second leg with a 1-goal deficit, as well as the disadvantage of not having scored goals as a visitor in the first leg. This is a team that curiously tends to win more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches has 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 7 suffered; Against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 8 suffered. The team reaches this match after a win away with Amkar Perm by (0-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Zenit St. Petersburg won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly as they scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 10 matches, he only managed 1 comeback in all 4 matches in which he suffered the first goal.

Zenit St. Petersburg starts for this match with a victory in the field of the Amkar, by 0-1, in a match for the Russian championship. To remember that Zenit were defeated in the first leg of this tie. In this game, in front of his fans, coach Roberto Mancini must be in the 4-3-3, privileging the possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks: Leandro Paredes is one of the main creators and organizers of the Offensive process. For this game the coach just can not count on the injured Victor Fayzulin.

Utrecht (Ned):

The visiting team reaches this match back with a 1 goal advantage, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that has similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; Against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the Eredivisie, gained the Willem II at home by (2-0). In their last 10 away games, FC Utrecht have 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats.

Utrecht reach this match with a home win against Willem II, 2-0, adding to the consecutive triumph in official matches. It is important to note that the Dutch beat Zenit in the first leg of these play-offs. In this match of return the coach Erik ten Hag must act in the habitual 4-4-2, being Kerk and Dessers the offensive references of the visiting team. It is natural that the visitors enter very defensive in the game, since they are in advantage in this tie. Everything indicates that the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.

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