MATCH PREVIEW: Zenit Petersburg 2-1 Bordeaux (Europa League – Group Stage) ::: – ::: FREE SOCCER TIPS

25 October, 17:55
Europa League – Group Stage – Round 3
Zenit Petersburg 2-1 Bordeaux

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.36 | Result: 2:1 WON!!!


This game will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides. However, Zenit St Petersburg will be encouraged by the fact that no team representing the club has ever lost a single home game against any French side in European competition (W3, D2).
Bordeaux will likely have a mountain to climb from the off, as Zenit have not lost a single one of their 20 home fixtures in the EL proper (W18, D2). That is already equal to the current outright record, and one more clean sheet will see them beat it.
After losing 1-0 away to Slavia Prague in the opening round, Éric Bedouet’s men must score here, or else be remembered as the first Bordeaux side to draw a blank in three successive away UEFA Cup/EL games this century.
It is therefore alarming to see that Bordeaux have failed to score in five of their last six away fixtures in all competitions, winning the only game in which they scored. The fact that they are now one of just ten teams without a point in this edition of the EL can only increase their psychological baggage.
Players to watch: Zenit striker Artem Dzyuba is currently the 2018/19 Russian Premier League’s second-highest scorer with five goals, while Younousse Sankharé has scored Bordeaux’s solitary goal in the EL thus far.
Stat attack: In all competitions, Zenit are on a run of 12 home games without a single loss (W10, D2).
Speaking of great home runs, Zenit have a perfect overall record of W9, D0, L0 from all of their EL group stage games on home turf.
Bordeaux have a positive record of: W2, D1, L1, from their four competitive games played on Russian soil (GF 5, GA 4).

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