Real Sociedad VS Zenit Petersburg ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Real Sociedad vs Zenit Petersburg
Real Sociedad and Zenit St Petersburg measure their strength at Anoeta Municipal Stadium in a match for the Europa League (Group Stage). It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Real Sociedad presents different results at home and abroad.
Real Sociedad Team News
The home team is currently in 2nd place with 12 points earned after 4 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Vardar Skopje by (3-0). In the last match, he won away to Rosenborg by (0-1). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats at home with 31 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Primera Division, lost with Atletico of Madrid outside by (2-1). In the last 10 home games Real Sociedad has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has only conceded goals in 1 of the last 5 games and his attack has scored regularly as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches in this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score.
Real Sociedad vs Zenit Petersburg Stats
Real Sociedad enter the pitch with some peace of mind as they have already secured their place in the next round of the Europa League, but they have the chance to take the lead from Zenit St. Petersburg in this match. The team has been making a reasonably good season but is not living up to its best since it comes from two straight losses. The last of them occurred in the Spanish Championship, where now occupies the ninth position, and showed a team a little inconsistent in defensive terms. Nevertheless, in the national championship the team has been emphasizing by the great power offensive, and this has been repeated in the continental tournament, where it has the best attack of Group L, with an average of 3 goals by game. The coach is likely to hold the team at 4-3-3, and may be able to choose to save some starters as qualification is guaranteed.
Zenit Petersburg Team News
After 4 wins and 1 draw, the visiting team is currently in 1st place with 13 points earned. In the last match, they won by (2-1) at home against Vardar Skopje, after the previous match, tied for (1-1) away with Rosenborg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 20 goals scored and 10 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, with a total of 30 goals scored and 12 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Ural by (2-1). In the last four matches he has played outside the Europa League, Zenit St Petersburg has won 2, drawn 1 and lost 1. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 9 games in this competition.
Zenit St. Petersburg are even quieter than their opponents as they need only a draw to stay ahead of their group in the Europa League, as they are already assured in the next round of the competition. The team has been having a good season, and now has three wins in the last four games. The last of them took place for the Russian Championship, where it occupies the vice-leadership, in a game where it finished more than double of times of the adversary, thus defeating the Ural. In the national championship, the team has been especially outstanding for its good defensive power, and this has been confirmed also in the continental tournament, where it has the second less leaked defense of Group L, with a goal conceded more than Real Sociedad, and the second best attack, with a goal less. The 4-4-2 should be the tactical formation adopted for this duel by coach Roberto Mancini, and he may also opt for some reservations, since he does not need the result.