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ZENIT ST PETERSBURG v BENFICA

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    Zenit St Petersburg Benfica Tips, Predictions and Odds

    Zenit St Petersburg host Benfica in matchday 2 of European Champions League on Wednesday 2nd October, 8:00pm.

    Read on for all of our free football predictions and betting tips for this fixture.
    THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S WIN/DRAW/WIN BETTING TIP:
    Zenit St Petersburg have a 42% chance of beating Benfica
    Zenit
    0%
    0.00
    Draw
    0%
    0.00
    Benfica
    0%
    0.00
    Home/draw
    0%
    0.00
    Home/away
    0%
    0.00
    Away/draw
    0%
    0.00

    WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS

    Zenit has won 85% of their last 20 home cup games and Benfica has lost 55% of their last 20 away cup games.

    The last time Benfica won away in the cup was 3 games ago against Galatasaray. The last time Zenit lost a home cup game was 1 matches ago against Villarreal.

    Zenit last kept a clean sheet at home 3 games ago, and have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 20 home games. Benfica last failed to score away in the cup 1 games ago and have missed the net in 8 of their last 20 away league games.

    Of the 17 cup games Zenit has won at home, they scored first 15 times. Of the 11 away games Benfica has lost, they conceded first 10 times.

    Zenit home
    w
    H
    2 - 0
    l
    H
    0 - 2
    w
    H
    3 - 1
    l
    H
    1 - 3
    w
    H
    3 - 1
    w
    H
    1 - 0
    Zenit have won 16, drawn 1 and lost 3 of their last 20 home games
    49
    F
    18
    A
    Benfica away
    l
    H
    2 - 1
    d
    H
    2 - 2
    l
    H
    3 - 1
    l
    H
    3 - 1
    l
    H
    2 - 0
    l
    H
    1 - 0
    Benfica have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 13 of their last 20 away games
    23
    F
    45
    A
    THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S CORRECT SCORE BETTING TIP:
    There is a 12% chance of the full time result being a 1-1 draw
    H 1-0
    0%
    0.00
    D 0-0
    0%
    0.00
    A 0-1
    0%
    0.00
    H 2-0
    0%
    0.00
    D 1-1
    0%
    0.00
    A 0-2
    0%
    0.00
    H 2-1
    0%
    0.00
    D 2-2
    0%
    0.00
    A 1-2
    0%
    0.00
    H 3-0
    0%
    0.00
    D 3-3
    0%
    0.00
    A 0-3
    0%
    0.00
    H 3-1
    0%
    0.00
    D 4-4
    0%
    0.00
    A 1-3
    0%
    0.00
    H 3-2
    0%
    0.00
    A 2-3
    0%
    0.00
    H 4-0
    0%
    0.00
    A 0-4
    0%
    0.00
    H 4-1
    0%
    0.00
    A 1-4
    0%
    0.00
    H 4-2
    0%
    0.00
    A 2-4
    0%
    0.00
    H 4-3
    0%
    0.00
    A 3-4
    0%
    0.00
    H 5-0
    0%
    0.00
    A 0-5
    0%
    0.00
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    CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS

    Zenit have scored 2 goals or more in 15 of their last 20 home games. Benfica have conceded at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 20 away games.

    Zenit have conceded 1 goal or less in 18 of their last 20 home cup games. Benfica have scored 1 goal or less in 11 of their last 20 away cup games

    Zenit home
    0-2
    1-3
    1-2
    1-1
    1-0
    2-1
    1-0
    2-1
    2-1
    2-0
    3-1
    3-1
    3-1
    8-1
    3-0
    3-1
    3-1
    3-1
    2-0
    5-0
    Benfica away
    3-1
    3-1
    2-0
    5-1
    2-0
    2-0
    5-0
    4-0
    4-2
    2-1
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    2-2
    1-1
    3-3
    1-2
    2-3
    1-4
    0-2
    THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE BETTING TIP:
    There is a 52% chance of both teams to score in this match
    BTTS yes
    0%
    0.00
    BTTS No
    0%
    0.00
    BTTS + draw
    0%
    0.00
    BTTS + away
    0%
    0.00
    BTTS + home
    0%
    0.00

    BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS

    70% of Zenit's last 20 home cup games have ended with Both teams scoring. They won 11, drew 2 and lost 1 of those games.

    55% of Benfica's last 20 away cup games ended with both teams scoring, they won 5, drew 3 and lost 3 of those games.

    The last time Benfica kept a clean sheet away in the cup was in a 2-0 win against Dynamo Kyiv in October 2016.

    Zenit home
    Both teams to score
    In Zenit's last 20 home games both teams have scored 13 times, and both teams have not scored 7 times.
    Avg. goals for:
    2.45
    Avg. goals against:
    0.9
    Benfica away
    Both teams to score
    In Benfica's last 20 away games both teams have scored 11 times, and both teams have not scored 9 times.
    Avg. goals for:
    1.15
    Avg. goals against:
    2.25
    THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS BETTING TIP:
    There is a 51% chance of this match having under 2.5 goals
    Over 2.5
    0%
    0.00
    Under 2.5
    0%
    0.00

    OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS

    Zenit's last 20 home cup games have averaged 3.4 goals a game. Benfica's last 20 away cup games have averaged 3.3 goals a game.

    Zenit have scored on average at home in the cup 2.5 goals a game and conceded on average 0.9 goals.

    Benfica have scored on average away in the cup 1.3 goals a game and conceded on average 2.1 goals

    Zenit home
    Over / under 2.5 goals
    In Zenit's last 20 home games there have been over 2.5 goals 14 times, and under 2.5 goals 6 times.
    Avg. goals for:
    2.45
    Avg. goals against:
    0.9
    Benfica away
    Over / under 2.5 goals
    In Benfica's last 20 away games there have been over 2.5 goals 12 times, and under 2.5 goals 8 times.
    Avg. goals for:
    1.15
    Avg. goals against:
    2.25
    LAST TIME OUT:
    Zenit St Petersburg won their last European Champions League match 3-1. Benfica lost their's 3-1.

    LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS

    Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 Benfica

    Zenit St Petersburg's last match was in European Champions League against Benfica on Wednesday 2nd October. They won the game 3-1 with goals from Artem Dzyuba, Ruben Dias and Sardar Azmoun.

    Zenit St Petersburg's last starting line-up was:

    GLK: Andrey Lunev
    DEF: Igor Smolnikov, Branislav Ivanovic, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Douglas dos Santos Justino de Melo
    MID: Wilmar Barrios, Magomed Ozdoev, Oleg Shatov
    FWD: Sebastian Driussi, Sardar Azmoun, Artem Dzyuba

    In European Champions League this season, this Zenit St Petersburg XI has played 120 matches and scored 16 goals.

    This European Champions League line-up has 618 all-time European Champions League appearances and 105 goals.

    Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 Benfica

    Benfica's last match was in European Champions League against Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday 2nd October. They lost the game 3-1 with a goal from Raul De Tomas.

    Benfica's last starting line-up was:

    GLK: Odisseas Vlachodimos
    DEF: Tomas Tavares, Jardel, Ruben Dias, Alex Grimaldo
    MID: Pizzi, Gabriel Appelt, Rafa Silva, Ljubomir Fejsa
    FWD: Adel Taarabt, Haris Seferovic

    In European Champions League this season, this Benfica XI has played 67 matches and scored 11 goals.

    This European Champions League line-up has 607 all-time European Champions League appearances and 105 goals.