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Zenit Petersburg vs RB Leipzig Prediction & Betting tips
On Thursday evening in the Europa League, the second round matches are back. The Leipzig must go to St. Petersburg. The first leg was won by the Bulls 2-1 at home. RB was in the first duel as a playful better team and could have created a more relaxed starting position for the return leg with a better chance utilization. However, Criscito’s free-kick directly hit the 86th-minute free-kick. Now RB reaches a draw for the quarter-finals. But even a 0-1 defeat would mean the end.
Zenit St. Petersburg:
With four wins in four Europa League games, St. Petersburg’s home record is still flawless in this Europa League season. By the knockout stage, the Mancini-Elf (20 goals) also set the most dangerous team in the competition. In Leipzig, the coach had stopped the four-time Russian champions but extremely devout. Petersburg did not take offensively. In the league Zenit had to be satisfied four days before the second leg with a 0-0 at FK Rostov. The team slipped to fifth on the table. The gap to the leader Lokomotiv Moscow is ten points. For St. Petersburg it was the second goalless draw in the second game after the winter break. For three games Zenit is waiting for a competitive victory. In the last eleven league games you could win only twice. Center-back Emanuel Mammana also pulled a torn ACL against Rostov and is out of action for a long time. Leandro Paredes, who was still suspended in the first leg, may play again.
For the runner-up, the 2: 1 against Zenit was the first victory after four competitive games with no threesome. Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl had actually demanded for home game that you catch a clean sheet. But this plan was only 85 minutes. Best player on the side of the bulls was Timo Werner. He prepared a goal and scored the 2: 0 even on international Werner is accurate: in five of his last six European games, the DFB international striker was successful. In the league the lawn ball athletes, however, could not finish their winning series yet. For four games, the team is waiting for a victory. On Sunday, the Leipzig did not come out over a 0-0 at VfB Stuttgart. Once again, the bulls lacked ease and determination and again failed to deliver two good games in a row. This leaves RB Leipzig in 6th place in the Bundesliga. The gap to the first Champions League place is four points. In the European Cup season Leipzig could win two games, but also lost twice.
Zenit Petersburg vs RB Leipzig head to head matches
08.03.18 EL RB Leipzig Zenit Petersburg 2 : 1