RB Leipzig (@1.62) vs Zenit St Petersburg (@4.75)
23-10-2019

Our Prediction:

RB Leipzig will win

RB Leipzig – Zenit St Petersburg Match Prediction | 23-10-2019 12:55

In the last round, they overcame Celtic after a poor first leg due to a great effort in the second to win 3-1 on aggregate. RB Leipzig come into this match having dropped out of the Champions League. In the last round, they upset Napoli over two legs by clinging on at home after a loss in that second leg. They won two ties just to book their place in the group, and from there they went on to advance out of a fairly tough group that included Real Sociedad, Rosenborg, and Vardar in it. This is the first year of any European involvement for them after finishing second in the Bundesliga last season, and they did fairly well in a UCL group with Besiktas, FC Porto, and a disappointing Monaco team to move on. Unlike many years recently, Zenit did not begin their European excursions in the Champions League. Instead, they have been in this competition for the entirety of the season.

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Leipzig had jumped in front with second half goals from Bruma and Timo Werner, but Domenico Criscito pulled one back for the Russians four minutes from time to give them a great chance of progression. Both teams will have felt decent about the result with RB Leipzig feeling good about winning 2-1 while Zenit will be happy to have grabbed an away goal. The first leg was the first occasion in which these two sides met.

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Some confidence but not that much might be taken from the fact that until that game against Leverkusen, they were unbeaten in five trips to Germany. They lost the home fixture 2-1 and the away meeting 2-0, and their overall record against German sides in Europe in unimpressive (P16 W5 D3 L8). Zenit have played German clubs, most recently in 2014-15 when they were drawn in the same Champions League group as Bayer Leverkusen.

Zenit play host to Leipzig at their Stadion Krestovskyi in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Thursdays program in the Europa League. The Zenitchiki are a real force to be reckoned with at home and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their sixth consecutive win at home in the Europa League. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, but we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in the return leg as they have turned their Stadion Krestovkyi into a real fortress. The Russian side scored a vital away goal in a 2-1 loss to Leipzig at Red Bull Arena, but they need to beat the Bundesliga side in Sankt Petersburg if they are to make it to the quarter-finals. Leipzig did well to eliminate Napoli in the last 32, but you should bear in mind that the Neapolitans rested several first-team regulars in the two-legged tie against the Serie A club.

That away goal took a comfortable 2-0 win for the home side and turned it into the narrowest of margins with a crucial away goal scored into the bargain. The fly in the ointment for the German side came with five minutes to go, Criscito stepping up to float a free-kick past Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi. Given how Zenit turned things around in St Petersburg after a narrow defeat at Celtic, theres reason for Leipzig to be concerned.

The Bulls have generally struggled to get results on the road in the top flight of the German football, but they managed to dispatch Italian Napoli 1-3 at Stadio San Paolo in the last 32 round of Europa League. Ralph Hasenhuttls side has kept a clean sheet in weekends goalless draw with Stuttgart at Mercedes-Benz-Arena, but only a single point from this fixture leaves them four points shy of Bayer Leverkusen in fourth place of the Bundesliga standings.

Zenit vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips and Odds

The 3-0 win over Celtic needs to be set against the fact that Celtic pretty much always lose away in Europe. Zenits other results since returning from hiatus havent been impressive. Zenit are the side here with European pedigree they won this competition in 2008, in fact but at least on their visit to Leipzig they will start as underdogs.

Domenico Criscito might have been the man that grabbed the late goal for Zenit last week to give them a much better chance of progressing from the tie, but it's another full back that should be watched closely. In addition to that, he's a great defender and a player you can count on to perform. That man is Branislav Ivanovic. He scored a massive goal for them against Celtic in the last round at home, and he has been known to score crucial goals in Europe down the years.

The return leg, in a weeks time, may well be a different matter. The fact that Leipzig are the hosts here puts them in the position of strength but if their opponents score first, that changes in a hurry. Nonetheless, in this leg of the tie anyway, our RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg prediction is a Leipzig win, probably by a single goal. That said, Leipzig havent been pulling up trees recently either, so this match is really a case of two clubs looking to find some elusive form.

Two points from a possible twelve have seen them drop from second to sixth and with a game against Bayern Munich at the weekend, they could fall further. So this competition, with an automatic Champions League spot on offer to the winner, has become very important to Leipzig fans. Since then, not much has gone right for Ralph Hassenhuttls men, at least domestically. In a league with a very cramped top half die Roten Bullen could yet miss out on Europe altogether.