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

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.

With a tough away match in Russia to come, Leipzig don't have a lot of wiggle room if they have aspirations of moving on. They will need a solid, composed, display from central midfield talisman Naby Keita to move on here. The Guinea man has been a little erratic with his discipline this season, picking up several red cards. However, he is one of the most talented players in an overall sense in this tournament and picked up an assist in the first leg to help drive them to victory.

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.

Its thus all open ahead of the reverse fixture at Stadion Krestovskyi as a narrow 1-0 win pushed Zenit through into the quarterfinal of the competition. Nonetheless, things do not look that good for Roberto Mancini and his men at the start of the year since Zenit are struggling badly for goals after the winter break. The team has failed to break the deadlock in back-to-back goalless draws with the likes of Amkar Perm and Rostov in last two league outings and theyll clearly have troubles to go past Leipzigs defensive line here.

Zenit vs RB Leipzig Prediction & Betting Tips

Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the teams manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well. Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow.

They certainly looked ring-rusty at Celtic Park in their first game back, and were fortunate to come away from Glasgow with just a one-goal deficit in the Round of 32. This will be just Zenits fourth competitive game since the 11th of December, when the Russian league went on a three-month winter hiatus. They then easily beat Celtic in the second leg a 3-0 win in which Celtic could count themselves fortunate the margin was so narrow.

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.

Roberto Mancinis men have just this past weekend returned to domestic competition after a long Russian winter break RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg betting tips will favour the home side for that reason among others. Embattled in the German league, RB Leipzig will be looking for relief through European competition as they welcome Russias Zenit St Petersburg to the Red Bull Arena in the Europa Leagues Round of 16.

If it ends that way, Zenit will go through; Gamebookers have them at 39/20 to advance to the next round, which again seems generous. In that light, the 17/2 offered by Coral on a 1-0 home win might be the Zenit St Petersburg vs RB Leipzig best odds of the night. If, however, you think a score draw is a live possibility, check out Betway who have odds of 3/1 on that. Neither of these teams is setting the world alight domestically right now, and with the tie on a knife-edge, this could be a tight, edgy game.

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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.

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.

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RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg match previews will pay close attention to Zenits slowness in getting back to match fitness and form. In a game most notable for featuring three red cards two for Zenit the sides played out a 0-0 draw. A bunch of warm-weather friendlies in Dubai and Turkey aside, Zenits only other game in 2018 was last weekends return to league action against relegation strugglers Amkar Perm. Not the best way to prepare for a visit to a Bundesliga-level opponent, for sure.