Zenit vs Villarreal – Zenit bet on Thursday night in Villarreal with the thought of obtaining the qualification in the final of the Europa League quarterfinals, through a new solid performance in front of its supporters.
1. Latest info before playing Zenit vs Villarreal betting tips!
The main ambition of the club is to win the championship trophy of Russia and thus ensure its presence in the Champions League group stage for the next season.
However, Zenit also has another route to achieve this goal, but it is clear that the preferred method would be to win the domestic championship after not achieving this achievement in the last 3 seasons.
In 2008, Zenit won this competition when the current competition was called the UEFA Cup and I think success will then remain in the subconscious of the players in terms of motivation during this Europa League season.
The European tour could have ended quickly taking into account that Zenit lost 4-0 in last year’s tournament on the Dinamo Minsk field. However, Zenit has earned her home-based qualifiers, her home-giving being the key to her success in the current season.
Zenit has 6 consecutive home winnings in the Europa League.
In the previous round, Zenit qualified with a 3-2 overall against Fenerbahce. Qualification was achieved by winning the 3-1 winning streak at St. Louis. Petersburg.
Zenit can not yet rely on striker Aleksandr Kokorin who is waiting for his sentence after the well-known controversial incident involving Pavel Mamaev in October last year, according to fc-zenit.ru.
Although Villarreal supporters were expecting a Champions League spot at the end of the season, the “Yellow Submarine” did not rise to their expectations.
Villarreal had good performances in the Europa League, but the La Liga standings are in the basement and lead a real battle to save from relegation.
Taking into account the performances this season, returning from optimi seems to be a challenge after having qualified to the limit against those at Sporting Lisbon in the sixteenth stage.
Villarreal has not won any of the previous 3 matches played in all competitions and comes after two consecutive defeats.
Victoria’s move from Sporting Lisbon was Villarreal’s only victory in the previous 15 away games in all competitions.
Villarreal will not be able to rely on Bonera and Trigueros, both of whom are injured.
2. Zenit vs. Villarreal teams likely.
Zenit: Lunev – Smolnikov, Ivanovic, Rakitskiy, Anyukov – Mak, Barrios, Ozdoev, Driussi – Dzyuba, Azmoun
Villarreal: A. Fernandez – A. Gonzalez, Funes Mori, V. Ruiz – Mario, J. Fuego, Caseres, Pedraza – Cazorla, Fornals – Bacca
3. Information about the latest direct meetings!
Zenit and Villarreal have met once in a double elimination hand, and this happened in the 2007-2008 season when the Russian club won the UEFA Cup. Zenit then eliminated Villarreal from the sixteenth stage after a 1-0 win on home ground, followed by a 1-2 defeat in Spain.
Football Prediction of the Day Zenit vs Villarreal
Zenit comes to this match after winning 1-0 against Ural, the only goal scored by Sardar Azmoun. (see the video summary of the game HERE)
The triumph of Zenit’s 3-1 victory in the previous Europa League match against Fenerbahce has expanded its own field invincibility to 23 consecutive games (21 wins and 2 draws).
However, despite the position in the La Liga, Villarreal should not be underestimated given that players such as Santi Cazorla, Vicente Iborra, Chukwueze or Carlos Bacca are available.
Zenit played excellent in the first round after the winter break in the Russian championship, showing he is ready for the major European Spring Day.
The acquisitions this winter, Rakitskiy, Barrios and Azmoun, have perfectly matched Zenit already raising the qualitative level of play of this team.
Bet Tips: Zenit
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