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CSKA Moscow – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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CSKA Moscow – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

Both teams know each other inside out and it’s hard to pick a winner here. Zenit haven’t lost to CSKA in the Russian league in recent times. Although the last two cup games between each other ended in a win for the Army club: 2:0 and 3:0. On those occasions though i think it is fair to say that Zenit were not properly prepared and their focus this time around should be much improved. Both teams are still fighting to win the league, although they will certainly want to do all that they can to add this trophy as well.…

The Bookmaker Ratings vs WhoScored Predictions Battle: Round 9
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The Bookmaker Ratings vs WhoScored Predictions Battle: Round 9

Artur’s tip (in full here): CSKA Moscow – Dinamo Moscow Dinamo have won only once since November and have now lost three in a row, conceding 9 goals. They’ve got all sorts of problems on the pitch and it’s hard to see how they can progress with one of the owners not willing to sack the head coach Andrei Kobelev. As for CSKA, they should have won against Lokomotiv last week, but a total lack of luck and really poor (or you might say biased) refereeing resulted in just a draw. The fans of both teams might be friendly to each other,…

6/1 Double on Russian Super Sunday. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction
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6/1 Double on Russian Super Sunday. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction

It’s a Super Sunday coming up in the Russian Premier League, where two big games can dramatically influence the outcome of the title race. In one of the country’s oldest derbies title favourites CSKA host Dinamo, and surprise package of the season FC Rostov welcome Zenit St.Petersburg to Olimp-2. CSKA Moscow – Dinamo Moscow Dinamo are the only Russian club to never be relegated. They took part in the inaugural Soviet championship in 1936, won it and have taken part in every one of the USSR and then Russian top division seasons ever since. Now, 80 years on, they could…

4/1 Russian Premier League double. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction
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4/1 Russian Premier League double. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction

Lokomotiv – CSKA Not a single shot on goal – that’s what Lokomotiv showed at Krylya Sovetov on Monday. Losing Oumar Niasse and not bringing in any decent replacement keeps influencing the Railway men’s performance nearly every week. And, if it so happens that their best player of the season Aleksandr Samedov is not at his best, they’re simply becoming a painful side to watch. Having said this, they’re still a really organized side who’re not too easy to break down. I do think CSKA will have good chances to do that though. The Leonid Slutskiy’s side returned to winning…

Zenit – Spartak Moscow. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Zenit – Spartak Moscow. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

Andre Villas-Boas has never won against Spartak Moscow and maybe this is his last chance to do it. Zenit are the favourites, but we can’t predict the tactics of Spartak who are always capable of springing a surprise. Spartak Moscow create a lot and score a lot, but they are extremely weak in defense. With this in mind I wouldn’t like to pick a winner here, because either can win the game. What I do expect is some goals in St.Petersburg. The weather is fine, the field is awesome – everything is calling for goals. We can go for over…

Zenit St. Petersburg – CSKA Moscow. Dmitry Khlestkin’s prediction
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Zenit St. Petersburg – CSKA Moscow. Dmitry Khlestkin’s prediction

We’ve all seen CSKA Moscow’s defenders and goalkeeper against France. Do you remember, what I earlier said about their defenders? And when they are playing away from Moscow, things get really ugly. Zenit’ve got Danny and Hulk, who will surely find their way to Igor Akinfeev’s goal. So, I’m suggesting a bet that’s a bit underestimated by bookies, given the odds. Why not back Zenit in scoring over 1.5 goals at home? I won’t recommend betting heavily, but there’s value in this, without any doubt. Single: Won Zenit St. Petersburg – CSKA Moscow 03.04.2016 16:30 BST Russian Premier League Bet:…

Zenit – Benfica. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction (VIDEO)
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Zenit – Benfica. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction (VIDEO)

Benfica were absolutely fine except their Classico against FC Porto – they’ve won 18 of 19 games in a row. But they broke down Zenit only at the very last minute in the first leg. You sort of expect both teams to stick to the game plan here. I mean 1:0 is a really finely balanced score. I expect a cagey game. Both teams know that the stakes are very very high. You can get a scoreless first half at 2.62 with William Hill. That seems reasonable to me, we can expect teams being cautious with the launch of attack later. The first half…

2/1 Champions League acca. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction
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2/1 Champions League acca. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction

Real Madrid – AS Roma Right, Madrid have scored ten in their last two, but they have also conceded in 6 of their last 7 games. It’s fair to say that there are several things that Zinedine Zidane is not satisfied with and is trying to make changes, which is never easy right in the middle of the season. Replacing Benzema, James Rodriguez and Isco with Mayoral, Lucas Vasquez and Jese in the Madrid derby was a clear indication of this. It’s not the names who are playing for the team, it’s the players. That’s the message he’s trying to…

FC Krasnodar – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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FC Krasnodar – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

These two teams returned from winter holidays in February. However, both not too successfully. Krasnodar were kicked out of the Europa League, not scoring a single goal against Sparta Prague. Zenit lost to Benfica in the first leg of the Champions League. Both Zenit and Krasnodar won 1-0 in the Russian Cup, scoring their only goal in extra time. 0:0 in regulation time with Kuban was rather a coincidence, Zenit looked quite well. It seems to me that in the forthcoming meeting, the teams are unlikely to close up. I think there is a sense in picking total over 2.5 goals.…

Zenit – Kuban. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Zenit – Kuban. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

It is difficult to say what we will see in this match. The teams come after the two months winter break. At least, we can assume what to expect from Zenit, given the fact we have seen the St. Petersburg’s team in the Champions League. But we know little about Kuban. They’ve had a lot of changes in the roster. I think that Zenit will play with their best players. They don’t have to save powers, on the contrary, they need to get in good shape before the second leg match with Benfica. But will the main roster be enough…

Benfica – Zenit. Mark O’Haire’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Mark O’Haire’s prediction

Zenit St Petersburg head to Lisbon for their first competitive fixture since the Champions League group-stage concluded in December but Andre Villas-Boas’ boys should still be capable of grabbing a goal. The Russians finished top of the tree in Group H, winning their first five matches before taking their foot off the pedal in their final fixture with Gent. AVB’s lively forward line that features the likes of Hulk and Artem Dzyuba did particular damage and should be able to inflict more on a Benfica side still hurting from last weekend’s disappointing defeat to domestic title rivals Porto. The Eagles…

Benfica – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

I have no doubt that Andre Villas-Boas’ team will be technically ready to face Benfica. Yes, technically, but the lack of game practice can serve a bad turn for Zenit. Benfica had a long winning streak in Portugal, but lost the last game against Porto. But that was Primeira and now it would be other tactics for them. Benfica should remember last year’s clash when they conceded two goals and got their player sent off playing against the Russians. So I think that they wouldn’t go forward from the very beginning, giving some free space to Zenit. St.Petersburg’s team are…

Benfica – Zenit. Tancredi Palmeri’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Tancredi Palmeri’s prediction

Benfica against Zenit are one of the few balanced games in the Round of 16. The one thing going against the Russians is in fact, it’s their first official game since December, so it could take a while for them to feel fit again in a competitive match. Although, Benfica aren’t really having a great time after losing the Superclasico game at home on Friday against Porto. So it could be an equal start: in such a levelled game in fact to concede one goal, could mean to be put in danger for the qualification. That’s why we go on…

PSG – Chelsea and Benfica – Zenit. Editors’ acca
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PSG – Chelsea and Benfica – Zenit. Editors’ acca

Chelsea have their defensive line weakened by the injuries of John Terry and Kurt Zouma. But Guus Hiddink’s team restored the balance in attack and their win against Newcastle United this weekend proves that. Attacking trio Costa-Willian-Pedro are on fire and can burst any defence. Laurent Blanc is in the same situation: his attack with Ibra, Cavani, di Maria and Pastore is brilliant, but there is a soft spot in defence – right back position. Van der Wiel is injured and Aurier is suspended by the club. Both teams will try to use these weak points to score. The odds on…

Benfica – Zenit. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction

Benfica are coming off a home defeat to Porto, that’s bound to ratchet up the pressure even further as the top of the Liga slips away. Zenit are a very tough call: the first half of the season hasn’t been great, but they haven’t actually played a competitive game since December because of the Russian break. I’d expect a tight game, safety-first for both and ultimately 3.2 on the draw with William Hill seems about right. Single: Lost Benfica - Zenit 16.02.2016 19:45 BST Champions League Bet: Draw @ Will the bet win? Voted 0 user Yes, it will 50%…

Gent – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Gent – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

Zenit will miss Axel Witsel and Hulk and this can cause problems for the team. But anyway the Russians can make an outstanding achievement – six wins in six games of the Champions League group stage. This can bring them fame and prize money. This is a good chance for Danny, Oleg Shatov and others to shine. More to say, there will be no pressure on them. And I expect Artyom Dzyuba to continue his scoring string. On the other side, Gent need a win against Zenit as they have a good chance to reach the play-offs. I didn’t expect Gent to…

Gent – Zenit. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Gent – Zenit. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

Zenit have completed the mission to get to the play offs. But they want to repeat Spartak Moscow’s record of six wins in the group stage of the Champions League. Anyway Gent have their own challenge and what is more, they play at home. So I suggest to bet on Gent to win. Single: Won Gent - Zenit 09.12.2015 19:45 BST Champions League group stage Bet: Gent to win @ Will the bet win? Voted 0 user Yes, it will 50% No, it won't 50% Yes, it will No, it won't Give a tip Disagree with the pundit? Give a tip Show results 50% players believe…

Zenit – Ufa. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Zenit – Ufa. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

The absence of Hulk and Javi Garcia could be a problem for Zenit. But they have already lost too many points and now this game is a must win for the hosts. They can still close the gap to the top of the table lead by CSKA Moscow. I don’t think that they will win with just one goal. Dzyuba, Danny and Oleg Shatov can play a big part. So they should score at least two goals. I can’t say if Zenit wwill concede or not, but I think they will score two goals and win quite comfortably. I would…

Zenit – Valencia. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Zenit – Valencia. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

Zenit haven’t lost a point in the Champions League. They also are trying to move up in the Russian Premier League, winning against Ural last weekend. They are already in the play-offs so that’s why they can now relax. All the leaders of the team are fit. Valencia lost to Gent in the last game of the Champions league. Besides that they don’t really play well in La Liga. The team is not fully fit right now. Particulary the conditions of the game vs Zenit will be unfamiliar to Valencia. It’s cold there already! That’s why I can bet on Zenit to win the game…

Zenit – Valencia. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Zenit – Valencia. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

Zenit have already got a place in the play-offs so they are in a comfort zone. They are just to confirm their first place in the table to get a probably better opponent in the Last 16. Zenit can even lose with minimum scoreline – 0:1 or 0:2 – in that case they can still be top of the group. But I don’t think Zenit will lose although I can’t be sure in their win. Valencia were awful against Las Palmas in La Liga. The Champions League game is vital for them. They need at least a draw at Petrovsky Stadium. It can…

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