This week, I will analyze a match from the recently started Russian Premier League. FC Rostov are going to host the reigning champions this Saturday. Let’s analyze the match-up.
Having finished the previous season in the 5th place, FC Rostov started the new season with a solid win over FC Tambov. However, I need to remind you that Tambov escaped relegation only because of a better goal difference in the previous season, which means they are not a noteworthy opponent. Therefore, I cannot claim that Rostov are ready for the new season. Moreover, considering that they failed to win in the last 6 rounds of the previous season which ended only 1 month ago, it is safe to say that they are going through tough times.
FK Zenit, on the other hand, are without a doubt the best team of this league. The reigning champions finished the previous season 15 points ahead of their closest opponent. They are undefeated in the last 20 Premier League fixtures and it seems like this streak will not be spanned any time soon. In the opening round of the new season, they defeated FC Rotor Volgograd without breaking a sweat. Moreover, not so long ago, they won the Russian Cup after defeating Lokomotiv Moscow.
If you take a look at the H2H records, Zenit defeated Rostov 4 times in the last 6 occasions these two teams met each other. The most recent encounter these two teams had was only 3 weeks ago and Zenit defeated Rostov with ease although their championship was already guaranteed. Having taken all these statistics and information into consideration, I am inclined to back FK Zenit in this match-up. Good luck! And don’t forget to register for the best betting software to enjoy the best odds in the market.