Zenit St. Petersburg vs Rosenborg Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Zenit St. Petersburg vs Rosenborg Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Zenit Petersburg will look for their third victory of the Europa League group L when they welcome Rosenborg at the Stadion Krestovskyi on Thursday afternoon. Zenit Petersburg managed a comfortable 3-1 home win over Real Sociedad last time out in the Europa League thanks to an early goal from Emiliano Rigoni and a brace from Aleksandr Kokorin. Meanwhile, Rosenborg won 3-1 at home over Vardar thanks to goals from Nicklas Bendtner, Anders Konradsen and Vegar Eggen Hedenstad. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

I can’t look beyond Zenit’s home form in the Europa League over the past few years, so I’m backing them to grab another easy victory in this one. Furthermore, Rosenborg’s away form in the Europa League over the past few years has let them down, so I can’t see them secure a positive result here.

Zenit to win and Over 2.5 goals at odds 5/6

Asian Handicap -1, -1.5 on Zenit at odds 4/6

Zenit St. Petersburg saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Zenit St. Petersburg have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 4 games against Rosenborg

Rosenborg scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Rosenborg saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Zenit St. Petersburg

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Zenit St. Petersburg Form Guide

Zenit St. Petersburg Team Logo

Zenit St. Petersburg

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L A

09-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Dinamo Minsk Team Logo Dinamo Minsk

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

13-08-2018

Premier League

Rubin Kazan Team Logo Rubin Kazan

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Dinamo Minsk Team Logo Dinamo Minsk

FT 8 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

Ural Team Logo Ural

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

23-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Molde Team Logo Molde

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

26-08-2018

Premier League

FC Ufa Team Logo FC Ufa

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

30-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Molde Team Logo Molde

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Spartak Moscow Team Logo Spartak Moscow

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Kairat Almaty Team Logo Kairat Almaty

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-09-2018

Premier League

FC Orenburg Team Logo FC Orenburg

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Rosenborg Form Guide

Rosenborg Team Logo

Rosenborg

Won

9

Draw

1

Lost

0
W A

04-08-2018

Eliteserien

Ranheim Team Logo Ranheim

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

09-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Cork City Team Logo Cork City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

12-08-2018

Eliteserien

Stabaek Team Logo Stabaek

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Cork City Team Logo Cork City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Eliteserien

Kristiansund BK Team Logo Kristiansund BK

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

23-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

KF Shkendija Team Logo KF Shkendija

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

26-08-2018

Eliteserien

Stroemsgodset Team Logo Stroemsgodset

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

30-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

KF Shkendija Team Logo KF Shkendija

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Eliteserien

FK Haugesund Team Logo FK Haugesund

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-09-2018

Eliteserien

Vaalerenga Team Logo Vaalerenga

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Zenit St. Petersburg Preview

Zenit Petersburg have endured a mixed run of form over the past two months, winning five, drawing three and losing two of their last ten games across all competitions. They were on a three-game unbeaten run across all competitions prior to their embarrassing 0-1 home loss against Arsenal Tula in the Russian Premier League at the weekend. Zenit still sit at the top of the Premier League table, but they are now just two points clear of the second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow. The good news is that Zenit made a perfect start to their Europa League group stage campaign, registering back-to-back victories over Vardar and Real Sociedad. They are this Europa League group stage campaign’s joint goalscorers at the moment with eight goals under their belts after two rounds. Aleksandr Kokorin has been in fantastic shape throughout this campaign, helping the team with four goals and one assist in his two group appearances. Overall, Kokorin has scored six goals in Europe so far this season and he also bagged eight goals in 13 appearances in the Russian Premier League. Zenit’s home record in the Europa League over the past few years has been near perfect as they have only lost once in their last 22 home fixtures.

Zenit St. Petersburg Team News

Victor Fayzulin is the only injury player for Zenit ahead of this clash.

Rosenborg Preview

Meanwhile, Rosenborg kicked off their Europa League group stage campaign with a humiliating 4-0 defeat on the road at Real Sociedad, but bounced back with a comfortable 3-1 home win over Vardar on matchday two. They haven’t lost a single game since their 4-0 loss at the hands of Sociedad and come into this clash on the back of a five-game unbeaten run across all competitions. The Norwegians have been scoring goals for fun recently, as they found the back of the net in three occasions in four of their last five games across all competitions. Rosenborg currently sit only in third in the group L table tied on three points with the second-placed Real Sociedad, but the latter will travel to the bottom-placed Vardar on Thursday. In addition, Rosenborg’s recent away form in the Europa League has been poor as they have only won once in their last six games, conceding at least two goals in five of these. The only good thing is that Rosenborg looked solid on the road over the past three months, losing just once in their last ten away games across all competitions while winning seven. Nicklas Bendtner is Rosenborg’s topscorer in the Eliteserien at the moment with 15 goals under his belt, and he has also provided one goal and one assist for the team throughout this Europa League group stage campaign.

Rosenborg Team News

Yann-Erik de Lanlay and Matthias Vilhjalmsson are both missing through injury, but Magnus Stamnestro is back on training.

Zenit St. Petersburg Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Rosenborg Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Zenit St. Petersburg vs Rosenborg Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
99 GK Andrey Lunev 189 80
60 LB Branislav Ivanovic 185 89
30 CD Emanuel Mammana 183 70
23 RB Miha Mevlja 190 83
4 CD Domenico Criscito 183 70
5 CM Leandro Daniel Paredes 180 75
8 CM Matias Kranevitter 178 74
14 CM Daler Kuzyaev 182 74
11 LF Sebastian Driussi 178 77
10 CF Emiliano Ariel Rigoni - -
9 RF Aleksandr Kokorin 181 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Andre Hansen 194 93
2 LB Vegar Eggen Hedenstad 178 74
4 CD Tore Reginiussen 187 80
14 CD Johan Laedre Bjoerdal 188 83
5 RB Jacob Rasmussen 193 81
8 CM Anders Konradsen 184 76
15 CM Anders Trondsen 183 78
7 CM Mike Jensen 176 75
9 CF Nicklas Bendtner 193 84
3 RF Birger Meling 173 64
28 LF Samuel Adegbenro 178 75