Spartak – Zenit. Not 1:7, but also unpleasant

Mikhail Korobov

Mikhail Korobov

Spartak - Zenit: prediction for the RPL match 05/15/22

The red-whites are full of desire for revenge, but Zenit has five consecutive victories in the RPL.

On May 15, the match of the 29th round of the Russian Premier League “Spartak” – “Zenit” will take place. The game starts at 16:30 Moscow time. The bookmakers have already given a forecast, they consider the guests to be the favorites: you can bet on the victory of St. Petersburg in bookmakers with a coefficient of 1.87. The success of Muscovites is estimated by experts at 4.40. Bets on a draw are accepted for 4.15.

Alexander Bubnov gave a prediction with a coefficient of 8.50 for the match “Spartak” – “Zenith”.

Bookmaker odds for the RPL match Spartak vs Zenit on May 15, 2022

Bookmakers are sure that the RPL match between Spartak and Zenit will be productive: the total over 2.5 goals goes for 1.56, and the total under 2.5 goals goes for 2.36. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.35. Away goal is available at bookmakers with odds of 1.18. You can bet on both teams to score for 1.55.

Analysis and forecast for the match of the 29th round of the championship of Russia “Spartak” – “Zenith” (15.05.2022)

The Russian Premier League has reached the finish line, the participants have only two rounds left to play. On May 15, three meetings of the 29th round will take place. In one of them, at the Otkritie Bank Arena stadium, Spartak Moscow will host Zenit. The hosts are on the ninth line in the standings, and the guests became champions ahead of schedule. However, there will be something to see.

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The last face-to-face meeting of the upcoming opponents ended with a major victory for the Petersburgers – 7:1. A lot has changed since then. Serdar Azmun left for Bayer Leverkusen in the winter, and Yaroslav Rakitsky terminated the contract with his club. However, the Iranian and the Ukrainian managed to be replaced by recruits – two attackers and two defenders.

Why will Spartak beat Zenit on May 15 for the first time in 4.5 years?

Due to reinforcements, the blue-white-blue have not suffered a single defeat in the last 10 rounds in the Russian championship with two draws – with Krylya Sovetov (1:1) and Sochi (0:0). In all other confrontations, of course, they won victories. Including over Lokomotiv (3:1) and Krasnodar (3:1).

Meetings with Samara and Sochi residents could also have been in their favor, but a little unlucky. In both cases, Sergei Semak’s wards delivered more shots and won in possession of the ball. However, it is worth paying tribute to the opponents, who competently defended themselves and, as a result, managed to cling to the points.

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The only serious failure of Zenit this season is the defeat of Alania in the 1/4 final match of the Cup of the country. The meeting took place in Grozny, where Petersburgers regularly experience problems with the local Akhmat. At the same time, Sergei Semak underestimated the opponent and used an experimental game scheme, which negatively affected the result.

But Spartak managed to reach the final of the Russian Cup. In the 1/8 finals and 1/4 finals of the competition, CSKA (0:1) and Enisey (0:3) from the FNL were beaten, respectively. Perhaps only a victory in the tournament will save the red-and-white season from failure. In the championship, the club’s success is far from ideal, as evidenced by the position in the standings.

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Despite the acquisition of Shamar Nicholson in the winter transfer window and the change of head coach, over the last 10 matches in the Russian championship, Muscovites have won only four victories – over Dynamo (2:0), Arsenal (3:0), Krylya Sovetov (2:1) and Ural (3:1). They also tied with Nizhny Novgorod (1:1) and Rubin, which is in a terrible crisis (1:1).

In other confrontations, they were defeated. Instability is associated with insufficient reliability in defense and poor implementation. The second is especially noticeable. “People’s team” has the largest shortfall of goals in the RPL. In terms of goals scored, it is in ninth place (35 goals in 28 rounds), and in terms of the number of strikes it takes third place.

On the first and second are just “Zenith” and “Dynamo”. That’s just the wards of Sergei Semak with the implementation, and therefore the effectiveness, in full order. For 28 meetings in the RPL, they scored 65 goals – the most. In this situation, much more is believed in their success. We think we can even take P2 for a factor of 1.87.

“Spartak” – “Zenith”: without champion corridors and tournament tasks

Derby capitals habitually carries a fundamental character. Both teams will be motivated to win regardless of their position in the standings and plans for the rest of the season. In addition, Spartak probably held a grudge after 1:7 in St. Petersburg. However, blue-white-blue look an order of magnitude more stable.

The red-whites still have to fight Dynamo in the final of the Russian Cup. Concentrating on two competitions with existing problems is not an easy task. In addition, the history of the last six face-to-face meetings is entirely up to the Petersburgers. Only once during this period they did not win. The match then ended in a draw – 1:1.

Forecast and bets for the match of the 29th round of the RPL Spartak – Zenit on May 15, 2022

“Spartak” is experiencing enormous problems with the implementation. Because of this, in the last 10 meetings in the RPL, he did not get the best results. Muscovites are very unstable and puzzled to succeed in the Cup of Russia. Zenit, in turn, can boast of excellent performance and results at a distance. The history of face-to-face meetings is also on the side of the guests, we think they will win this time as well.

Bid: victory of Zenit for a coefficient of 1.87.

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