Rubin Kazan vs Zenit Petersburg PREVIEW & PREDICTION 13/08/2018


Monday, starting at 18:00, Rubin Kazan – Zenit Sankt-Petersburg will take part in the third round of the first Russian leagues, the 2018-2019 season.

Since 2003, the two bands have ducked 31 times in Russia’s domestic competitions. Zenit won 14 of the meetings, Rubin 8, and 9 disputes ended in a tie. We have to mention that the home team of this party has not won any confrontation with Zenit in the 2013-2014 season.

The time has come when Rubin Kazan wins the title in Russia and defeated Barcelona on New Camp in the Champions League. Although the coach remained the same, Kurban Berdyev, the money was getting less and the performance as it is. The team is now worth less than 40 million and a large part of it comes from a single player. Iranian Sardar Azmoun is worth 9 million and at 23 is a great prospect. The Kazan formation started the season with a 2-1 home win with Krasnodar and a 1-1 draw at Dinamo Moscow.

Zenit seemed to have a good season with Sergey Semak at the bar. He debuted in the championship with 2 wins in the first 2 stages and sat in the lead chair. However, the match from Minsk and Dinamo came from the Europa League preliminaries where it was simply sprayed with a 4-0 unbelievable. The most valuable players in the team are two defensive profiles, midfielder Leandro Paredes and defender Emanuel Mammana, who is injured.

It is expected that white-blue will try to shave the shame after the game in Belarus, but it is a very difficult move to Kazan.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1.68