Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Predictions

Vedran Ostojic 30 Sep 2019
  • Zenit saw their six-match unbeaten streak ended by Lokomotiv Moscow (1-0) on Saturday

  • Can they bounce quickly and beat Benfica?

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Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Score Prediction

Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Match Info

Match date: 2nd October 2019

Kick-Off: 8:00 pm

Stadium: Saint-Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg

Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

9 Mar 2016 Zenit 1 – 2 Benfica
16 Feb 2016 Benfica 1 – 0 Zenit
26 Nov 2014 Zenit 1 – 0 Benfica

Matches played: 6

Zenit St Petersburg wins: 3

Benfica wins: 3

Draws: 0

Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Stats

  • Zenit bagged wins in all of three September outings at home ground
  • Benfica lost on their consistency but still earned four wins in last seven outings across competitions
  • The sides are even-steven after six head-to-head clashes played

Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Match Preview

Zenit St Petersburg host Benfica for their Matchday 2 Champions League clash on Wednesday and hope to build on their tally after holding Lyon to a 1-1 draw midway through September, hoping to capitalize on the rivals’ inconsistency and build on a fine streak seen in front of the home fans in September.

Lions have seen their unbeaten streak ended over the weekend, though, and now have to recuperate quickly after seeing Lokomotiv Moscow (1-0) bag all three points. Truth be told, they have been far from a stable side on the road but Sergei Semak’s men bagged wins in all of their last three outings at this ground – which should have them very confident once again.

Benfica come into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Vitoria Setubal and now sit just a point behind Primeira Liga pace-setters Famalicao, but they have seen recent woes of their own. They’ve bagged four wins in seven outings across competitions and Bruno Lage knows his men will have to do more in the long run.

Eagles saw RB Leipzig (1-2) snatch all three points in Lisbon as they opened the new Champions League campaign, beating Moreirense (1-2) with a late comeback orchestrated by Rafa Silva and Haris Seferovic and went on to only share the spoils in a goalless draw against Vitoria Guimaraes.

We will now back Zenit to make Benfica’s life in Group G tough and we’ll go for them to bag all three points in front of the home fans, where going for a Home win at 13/10 with Unibet feels like the best approach to the fixture here.

We should be in for a very narrow occasion and slim margins could make all the difference. With that in mind, we feel Zenit will have to base such a success on a tough defensive set up before anything else and we’re going for Under 2.5 Goals FT at 10/11 with bet365.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Betting Tips

Zenit St Petersburg to win @ 13/10 with Unibet

Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 10/11 with bet365

MORE: Get more of our Champions League predictions and match previews here! Alternatively, go for more low-scoring occasions in the making with our Under 2.5 tips here.

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    Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Match Info Match date: 2nd October 2019 Kick-Off: 8:00 pm Stadium: Saint-Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 9 Mar 2016 Zenit 1 – 2 Benfica 16 Feb 2016 Benfica 1 – 0 Zenit 26 Nov 2014 Zenit 1 – 0…