I’ll visit Russia again to return to winning ways. Last week, Zenit did not disappoint us against their weak opponent. This time, their task will be much harder but I have reasons to believe they will again come out on top.
Zenit, arguably the best team of the Russian Premier League, have continued from where they left off in the last round. They defeated Rostov with 2 goals to nil and extended their streak of not losing. Their last defeat in the domestic league was in September 2019. Moreover, they are undefeated in the last 22 home matches, which is currently one of the longest streaks in Europe. I do not think their run will end any time soon.
On the other hand, we have an in-form CSKA Moscow. They are one of the 3 undefeated teams after the first two rounds. They defeated Tambow at home in the last round but it was far from being a perfect victory. The fair result for that game should have been a draw as Tambow deserved at least 1 point. On that note, I find their chances against Zenit quite low.
If you look at the H2H records, you will see that Zenit are undefeated in their last 10 home matches against CSKA. Moreover, the last time these two teams met each other, Zenit left the pitch with a 4-0 blowout victory. Although CSKA Moscow were once the most dominant team in the Russian League, Zenit are the new bully on the school. My pick is Zenit to win. If you are looking for the highest odds for this game, register for the best betting software. Good luck!