Slowly but surely the seriousness of life begins again in the first European leagues. After the U21 European Championship ended last weekend with a Spanish victory, we also know next Sunday who could secure the title at the Women’s World Cup.
Also on this weekend, the Super Cup will be held on Saturday evening for the kick-off of the Russian Championship. In the Moscow VTB Arena Master Zenit St. Petersburg and Cup winner Lokomotiv Moscow meet each other. Certainly at the beginning of the new season an interesting clash, as both teams will go again with great ambitions in the new season. Loko could not win a competitive match against the opponent in the last year. Will the Reds win the Cup this year?
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow Football Betting Prediction
It will not be easy against the champion of 2019. Zenit was able to deliver convincing results in the preparatory matches, but the Muscovites have also come through the preparation without defeat. In the bookmakers, the light blue have the nose ahead. In the game Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Lokomotiv Moscow will be paid odds of 2.45 for a tip on the team of coach Sergey Semak. But at the beginning of a season, of course, it is difficult to make a reliable prediction. Nonetheless, the betting base shows all the facts about the game in this analysis.
Zenit St. Petersburg – Statistics & Current Form
St. Petersburg won the Russian championship for the fifth time last year and is therefore qualified for this duel for the Super Cup. The title win in the last season succeeded in an impressive way. From the first to the last matchday the light blue ones were in the first place in the table! A final, sovereign appearance over the entire season.
Zenit was also able to convince in the UEFA Europa League. In the group stage, the team of head coach Sergey Semak could leave the teams of Slavia Prague, Girondins Bordeaux and Copenhagen behind and qualified for the knockout round. It was still going on until the round of 16, when they finally lost to Villarreal.
Let’s let ourselves be surprised, if Zenit moves confidently in this season’s circles at the top of the Russian table again. The first endurance test will take place on Saturday against Lokomotiv Moscow, against which they were able to get four points in the league last year. In preparation, the light blue ones were even more successful than the Loko. All four friendly matches against Wacker Innsbruck (6-1), Levski Sofia (1-0), Honved Budapest (3-0) and Red Star Belgrade (1-0) were victorious. We therefore see good chances for the Semak-Elf to win the Super Cup. We therefore meet in the game Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow the prediction that the Cup goes to the north of Russia. For this tip we can dust betting odds of 1.75.
The squad of light blue is compared to last year largely unchanged, so Coach Semak can go with a well-rehearsed team at the start. This week, the commitment of Douglas Santos from Hamburger SV was announced. The defensive will be organized by captain Branislav Ivanovic. In the offensive, the coach has many variations with Dzyuba, Azmoun, Mak and Driussi. Not for nothing Zenit scored the most league goals last season. Basis of the title win was the home strength of the team. 13 of the 15 games in their own stadium were won. In all likelihood, all players except Daler Kuzyaev will be available on Saturday.
Best scorers last season:
🥇 Sardar Armoun 13 goals
🥈 Sebastian Driussi 11 goals
Expected formation of Zenit St. Petersburg:
↳ Lunev – Ivanovic, Smolnikov, Rakitsky – Driussi, Ozdoev, Rigoni, Zhirkov, Noboa – Dzyuba, Amoun
Last matches of Zenit St. Petersburg:
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Zenit Saint Petersburg vs. Red Star Belgrade 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Zenit Saint Petersburg vs. Honved Budapest 3: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Zenit Saint Petersburg vs. Levski Sofia 1: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 21.06.2019 – Innsbruck vs. Zenit Saint Petersburg 1: 6 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Zenit St Petersburg vs. Yenisei Krasnoyarsk 4: 1 (Premier League)
Lokomotiv Moscow – Statistics & Current Form
Lokomotive has qualified for the Russian Super Cup as cup winner of the last season. In the final of last year’s Cup competition defeated the team of head coach Yuri Semin Ural Yekaterinburg 1-0 goals. The winner of the victory was defensive midfielder Dimitri Baronov after about 30 minutes. This was Loko’s chance to win the cup for the eighth time.
In the championship, the Reds had to let the team from St. Petersburg ahead, but secured second place in front of FK Krasnodar, which entitles them to take part in the UEFA Champions League this year. Also in the last year Moscow interfered in the CL, albeit with little success. Loko started in Group D together with FC Porto, FC Schalke 04 and Galatasaray Istanbul. After the group stage and only one win, they had to cut the sails early.
The master of 2018 will surely want to say a word about the title again this season. In the last season Lokomotive set the season start properly in the sand and ran from the beginning of a point deficit afterwards. Of course, this should be avoided this year. A look at the preparatory games shows that the form of the Red seems to be correct.
“We have five training days left. Then we want to win and bring the cup to Bakovka. ” – Midfielder Dimitri Baronov before the duel with Zenit
Against Austria Klagenfurt (3: 1) and FC Fastav Zlin (4: 2) were brought in training camp victories. At the end there was a 0-0 draw against the Slovak first division side MSK Zilina.
Let’s take a look at the squad from Loko. The former Schalke Benedikt Höwedes pitched his tents after being stolen from the Blue-Whites in Moscow. Here he plays with his former teammate Jefferson Farfan back in a team. The Peruvian will be missing on Saturday, having injured himself in the last group game at the Copa America against Brazil. The Pole Grzegorz Krychowiak was now firmly committed by Paris Saint-Germain after a year of lending and is certainly the king’s transfer of Moscow this summer. The defensive will be organized by Croatian international Vedran Corluka. In the offensive, coach Semin will bet on national striker Fedor Smolov.
Before the start of the season against Rubin Kazan, there is now the first showdown with Zenit St. Petersburg. Does the team have the right early form to win the Supercup? In the game Zenit St. Petersburg against Lokomotiv Moscow will be paid for the tip on the red odds of 3.05.
Best scorers last season:
🥇 Anton Miranchuk 11 goals
🥈 Jefferson Farfan 8 goals
Expected lineup of locomotive Moscow:
↳ Guilherme – Rybus, Corluka, Cerqueira, Zhivoglyadov – Miranchuk, Krychowiak, Barinov, Zhemaletdinov- Miranchuk – Smolov
Last matches of Lokomotiv Moscow:
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Zilina 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Zlin 4: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Austria Klagenfurt Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 1: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. FC Ufa 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 22.05.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. FC Ural 1: 0 (Cup)
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow Direct Comparison
The Super Cup this Saturday is the 47th duel between the two teams. In the overall balance, the light blue have slightly ahead. They have been able to win 15 games so far, however Loko reach only twelve successes so far. In 19 games they separated with a division of points. Even if we only look at the last ten duels, no favorite can be deduced from the comparison.
Each team won three wins. Twice the two teams met in a Super Cup final. Zenit had the better ending in these two games. We meet in the game Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Lokomotiv Moscow the prediction that this time too the light blue cheer will be.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
At the beginning of a new season, of course, it is particularly difficult to judge the teams. Which team will manage to switch to the competition mode? Due to the last season, the light blue understandably as favorites in this duel. In the game Zenit St. Petersburg against Lokomotiv Moscow odds of 2.45 are offered for a tip on the victory of the Semak-Elf. The bet on the Reds is rewarded with betting odds of 3.05. Will the Muscovites be able to stand up to their opponents, or will the class of the St. Petersburgers prevail?
Key Facts – Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow tips
⭐️ Zenit became Russian champion with eight points in front of Lokomotiv last year
⭐️ Moscow will try not to put the start of the season in the sand again
⭐️ St. Petersburg has twice won the Super Cup against Lokomotive
Due to the uncertainties at the beginning of a season we would refrain from a bet in the three-way segment. Nevertheless, we also believe that the Semin-Eleven will have the disadvantage and the light blue will cheer in the end. That’s why we recommend in the match Zenit St. Petersburg against Lokomotiv Moscow the tip on a cup win the Petersburg. This bet is rewarded with a odds of 1.75. We recommend a medium use.
Competition: Super Cup Russia 2019
Betting Tips: Zenit Cup winner
Stake: 5/10 units