Rostov vs Zenit. Will the hosts stop the champion?

On August 1, in the match of the 2nd round of the Russian Premier League, the teams of Rostov and Zenit will face off. The battle will be hosted by the Rostov Arena (Rostov).

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Rostov vs Zenit


Rostov is failing at the beginning of the season, in the debut match the team lost to Dynamo Moscow 0:2. The wards of Valery Karpin immediately took the ball to their feet, the team went on the attack, hoping to take the "white-blue" impudently. This strategy did not work, because the guests not only survived, but also scored two goals before the break. In the second half, the "yellow-blue" tried to correct the situation, but the Dynamo defense played at a height, not allowing the hosts to even reduce the gap.

Rostov starts the season from the last place, the club has no points yet.

Rostov vs Zenit

Zenit continues to accumulate a successful series, the team is unbeaten for 14 meetings in a row, including last season. As part of the first round of the Premier League, the "blue-white-blue" did not leave any chances for Khimki 3:1. Sergei Semak's wards spent the entire first half trying to get used to the "red-black" field, which is why the score remained tied on the scoreboard. After the break, the Petersburgers completely suppressed the resistance of the hosts, scoring two more goals. Azmun, Sutormin and Erokhin brought the victory to the "zeniths".

Zenit immediately broke into the leaders of the championship, the team has 3 points, with a goal difference of 3:1.

Rostov vs Zenit facts

  • Total goals more than 2.5 played in 13 of the last 15 matches of Zenit in the Russian championship;
  • Zenit has won 8 of the last 10 matches of the Russian championship;
  • Rostov lost in the 1st half and in the match in the last 3 matches of the Russian championship;
  • Zenit has scored at least 2 goals in 9 of the last 10 matches of the Russian championship.

ODDs from download 1xbet

Bookmakers see the guests as the winners of the match. The quotes for the success of Rostov are 6.16, for a draw-4.37, for a victory of Zenit, the coefficient is 1.54. Bookmakers are waiting for goals from Russian clubs. 1xbet offers to bet on" total more than 2.5 "with quotes – 1.77, on" total less than 2.5 " quotes-2.10. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Rostov should recover as soon as possible, otherwise the "combine harvesters" will allow the rivals to break away at the start. Zenit immediately outlined their claims to defend the title, the team intends to dominate the league again. Regarding the match of the second round of the RPL, the Petersburgers look more convincing in it, Semak's guys will overcome the boundary in the face of Rostov residents in the class: Zenit's victory is 1.54.

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