We have turned a corner and enter the final half of the Champions League group stages. Lying ahead of us here is a round 4 match between Juventus and Zenit Petersburg this coming Tuesday at Allianz Stadium.
Juventus scored an acceptable 1.4 times per game in their most recent Champions League matches. They have been prolific in defence, though, with only 1 goal conceded on average. This defensive strength could swing the result in their favour, when squaring up to Zenit Petersburg this coming Tuesday.
Zenit Petersburg average 2.5 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Champions League, while conceding a lowly 1.1 goals per match. They are nevertheless considered an outsider against Juventus, who could find the visitors a tough nut to crack on Tuesday.
Only the most optimistic of fans dare dream Zenit Petersburg can actually go deep in the Champions League, when facing up to serious competition. Claiming a third place in the group stages would already be considered a triumph.
Juventus vs Zenit Petersborg stats and analysis
Analysing the prices with the football betting sites, Juventus are given a 71% chance of beating Zenit Petersburg. That equals odds at 1.40 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 4.75. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds 7.50.
Juventus head into their fourth group match of the Champions League in red-hot form after winning their first three encounters. It puts them in a great position to go all-in on securing a fourth straight win, thus securing qualification to the next round. Depending on the outcome of the second match in this group, even a point could be enough to see Juventus through.
Zenit Petersborg travel to their match in round 4 of the Champions League having claimed 3 points so far. They simply need to get away from Allianz Stadium with at least a point, if they wish to see the next stage. A draw might do the trick, but most likely a win is need to stay in the race for a top 2 finish.
According to the bookmakers, Juventus are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 7.50 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 13% chance of beating Zenit Petersburg. Placing your bet on Zenit Petersburg, the best price at the time of writing lies at 1.40.
Stats and facts for Juventus and Zenit Petersburg.
- Juventus has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- Juventus has won the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Juventus has won in the last 8 of 9 matches;
- Juventus has won in the last 8 of 9 matches at home.
- Zenit Petersburg has lost the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Zenit Petersburg did not win the last 9 matches in a row when playing away;
- Zenit Petersburg has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Zenit Petersburg has lost in the last 8 of 9 matches when playing away.
Lineup Juventus vs Zenit Petersborg
Current form — Juventus v. Zenit Petersburg
Only a single point prevents Juventus from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a 1-1 draw against Inter, before getting trounced 2-1 against Sassuolo. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Verona ran out 2-1 winners.
Zenit Petersburg look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Juventus, they were left empty-handed in a 0-1 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Spartak Moskva in a 7-1 win. They followed that up with a 4-1 win against Dynamo Moskva in their most recent outing.
Juventus v. Zenit Petersborg — fixture history
The latest match between Juventus and Zenit Petersborg was a close affair, with Juventus grabbing a small 1-0 victory. Juventus head into their upcoming match against Zenit Petersborg with a 67% winning record in recent Champions League meetings. In 3 encounters, that amounts to a 2-1-0 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 0%.
Full Time betting
Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Juventus are given a 71% chance of beating Zenit Petersborg. That equals odds at 1.40 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 4.75. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds 7.50.
It is tempting to look at Weston McKennie as a possible marksman for Juventus. He has provided them with 2 goals in their previous 6 games. Zenit Petersburg are banking on Artem Dzyuba to bring his A-game to the table as he has been on target 4 times in 6 recent matches.