Celtic vs Zenit – Europa League: Celtic and Zenit face off this Friday in Scotland, on a match counting towards the 1st leg of this Europa League’s round of 32.
Celtic is in the lead of the Scottish league with 60 points conquered, thanks to a record of 18 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses.
When it comes to goals, they count with 54 goals scored and 18 goals conceded, presenting that way an average of 2.8 goals per match.
Their home record is very positive, with the team recording 9 wins on the 13 rounds they’ve played at their own stadium so far, not suffering any loss yet.
Their showing on the Champions League was within what was expected, finishing in 3rd place of group B behind the favourites Bayern and PSG.
Zenit occupies the 2nd place of the Russian league with 37 points conquered, thanks to a record of 10 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. On the goals chapter, they count with 31 goals scored and 13 goals conceded, which results on an average of 2.2 goals per match.
Their away record has been weak, with the team only recording 4 wins on the 11 matches they’ve played away from home in the league. Their
performance in the group L of this Europa League was very positive, with the team getting 16 out of 18 possible points.
Celtic vs Zenit – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This Thursday in Scotland, I hope to witness a very close match, with two teams who have similar potential.
Still, I see more value in exploring the odds favouring Celtic. I believe that the home advantage will be a key aspect on the outcome of this match.
The Scottish always manage to create a good atmosphere to support their club, which might be determinant between two teams so balanced.
The Russian side comes into this match after the winter break, presenting less competitive rhythm than their opponents.
Celtic will therefore have more conditions to ensure they gain an advantage on this 1st leg, on a tie that I believe will only be decided in St. Petersburg.
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