10th placed Dinamo Moscow will host first placed Zenit St. Petersburg on the 5th round of Russian Premier League. Dinamo Moscow has failed to find its rhythm yet. They only managed to get one win out of 4 matches. They have drawn twice and lost once while they scored 3 goals and conceded only twice. On the other hand, Zenit who reached the title last year continues to impress with 3 wins and only 1 draw in 4 matches. However, we should not disregard the fact that they only managed to rescue a late draw against Krasnodar last weekend, which shows us that they are not invincible as some of us thinks.
First, let’s take a look at the statistics. To prove that Zenit is in good shape, it will be enough to analyze their last 17 matches in the Russian Premier League. They are undefeated in 16 out of 17 matches. Furthermore, they are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches against Dinamo Moscow in all competitions. On the other hand, Dinamo Moscow has failed to win 9 of their last 10 matches in Premier League, which sums up the situation they are in at the moment.
However, I think we need to analyze deeper. As fans of Russian football know, Dynamo managed to get a draw against Spartak in last weekend’s Moscow derby. To my mind, this will motivate them ahead of Saturday’s tough match-up. If they play their cards right, Dynamo might cause problems against the RPL leaders. Another point that should be taken into account is that there have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Dinamo Moscow’s last 9 home games. They are solid at the defensive end. As I stated before, they only conceded twice this season. Last but not least, bettors should remind themselves the last time FC Zenit won against Dynamo away. It was 3 years ago in 2016.
In a nutshell, although there is a huge quality gap and Zenit is clearly in a better form, based on my experience, in these types of matches determinants differ. Dynamo will be motivated due to the draw they got last week. On top of that, they are actually performing decently defensively. Furthermore, Zenit struggled last week and only managed to secure a draw in the last minutes. Having taken all these facts into account, I believe a draw is the most likely option to opt for. Good luck, and keep in mind that if you want the highest odds and limits for this match, VIP-IBC is the only choice. Hurry up and sign up for best betting software!