Celtic VS Zenit Petersburg ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Celtic vs Zenit Petersburg
Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg play Celtic Park in a Europa League match (16 round of 32). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the house factor can play a decisive role, as Zenit St Petersburg has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
Celtic Team News
The home team makes its debut in this edition of the Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Partick Thistle by (3-2). Celtic won 8, drew 1 and lost 1 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, as he has achieved in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Celtic vs Zenit Petersburg Stats
Celtic play second in a series of three consecutive appearances against their fans, marking their first international commitment in 2018, trying to keep up the good performance it has been showing to build a good home advantage against the Russians . Of the six games played so far this year, the team have won five and lost only one, thus evidencing that they have a good phase, so much that it leads with time the Scottish Championship. The team is one of those who arrive in the Europa League after failing to continue in the UEFA Champions League, even because they fell into an extremely difficult group with Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich. For this duel, the coach is likely to organize the team in the 4-2-3-1 or in the 3-5-2, with Tierney standing in the left side.
Zenit Petersburg Team News
The visiting team arrives in this phase of the Europa League (round of 32) after having finished the group stage in the 1st place of Group L, with 16 points won. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a home victory with the Red Star by (1-0). In the last 5 matches he played outside the Europa League, Zenit St Petersburg won 3, drew 1 and lost 1. The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked with regularity, since it managed to materialize in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition.
Zenit St Petersburg enters the field for its seventh appearance in 2018, but the first of an official character, since all the clashes they played until then were friendly, of which they won five and drew one. These results show that the team have been able to maintain the same rhythm of the first part of the season, since it occupies the vice-leadership of the Russian Championship, and in Liga Europa managed to classify of unbeaten form in the leadership of Group L, surpassing Real Sociedad, who was probably the most prominent club in that group. In the national championship, the team has been highlighted by its defensive power, since it is the least leaked of the competition, which also was confirmed in the continental tournament, since finished the group phase like one of the less leaked ones. The 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 should be the tactical formation used for this duel, especially Kokorin in the offensive sector.
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