|Game||Zenit Petersburg vs Rubin Kazan|
|Date & Time||Monday August 24, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
ZP -135 O/U 2.5
On Monday night, Rubin Kazan will host Zenit St. Petersburg in the sixth round in Russian Premier League.
Rubin Kazan, currently fourth worse team in the Premier League, finally won first game in the season after four loses in a row. The team defeated second team from the bottom Kuban 1-0. What is more, most worrying fact and the biggest concern for the team is scoring not enough goals. The fact is that the team scored only one goal in five games.
Moreover, their offensive struggle carried on in Europa League where they drew 1-1 against Macedonian team Rabotnicki.
Zenit, unlike Kazan, after four straight wins lost 2-0 their last game on the home soil against Krasnodar. This unexpected defeat cost the team second position in the table. Therefore the points from Kazan will be crucial for Zenit.
As Zenit’s coach André Villas-Boas mentioned getting three points in Kazan will help the team in the title race. He expects that his players will work hard and will respond in right way to the loss against Krasnodar. The coach also said that he would be happy to see Sheydaev to play against Zenit, his former team, who put him on loan. He is very talented young player who did not get much playing time and space in Zenit.
To summarize, Zenit is big favorite against Rubin. All players including Villas-Boas were very disappointed and upset after the loss against Krasnodar. They will come out strong and will try to grab three points as quickly as possible. Final game prediction, Zenit will draw 1-1 in Kazan.