Akhmat – Zenit Petersburg – Premier League Prediction and Preview: 11th December 2017
The Akhmat ranks 9th in the Premier League standings with 25 points accumulated in 19 championship games. The hosts have alternating evolutions, with 4 points in the last 3 stages. Recently, Akhmat succumbed to the Krasnodar field with a score of 3-2. A. Wilker is the team’s top scorer in the championship, managing to score three times before. The hosts have no significant absences for this match, so they will be able to send the best 11 possible to the field.
On the other hand, Zenit Petersburg is on the second position of the first Russian leagues, the team having 36 points scored after 19 stages. The guests have a very good time, with 4 successes recorded in the last 5 official games. The previous round, Zenit Petersburg defeated Ural on his own, score 2-1. Russian Kokorin is the best scorer in the championship with 10 goals scored in 19 stages. V. Faizulin, D. Terentjev and A. Lunev will not perform this trip due to medical problems.
Zenit is forced to win this game to remain in the race for the first position. Taking into account the poor form of the hosts, I expect a game dominated by the former team of Mircea Lucescu.