Real Sociedad vs Zenit – Europa League: On group L, Zenit St. Petersburg and Real Sociedad’s dominance was very clear…
Not existing, since the beginning doubts about the way this group would unfold.
The Norwegians of Rosenborg and the Macedonians of Vardar Skopje were never up to the level of their opponents of more demanding leagues and, especially, with a lot more financial ability.
On their previous encounter, played in Saint Petersburg, Zenit won 3-1, gaining some advantage over Real Sociedad.
However, the goal difference will not matter much, now, since they conceded a draw on their trip to Norway, which means the Russians are within reach of a simple win of the team from San Sebastian.
In a certain way, that ended up making this Thursday’s match more exciting. This is, essentially, a final, with the Russians having no advantage to defend.
It is certain that the draw is favourable for them, but we shouldn’t see a Zenit team looking for a lesser evil since the initial minutes.
Both teams will want to reach the goal that would give them some advantage and some tranquillity on the management of the match and the qualification.
For Real Sociedad, the 1st place could mean an increase in confidence for a side that, presenting high quality football, hasn’t always been able to turn it into good results in La Liga, where they sit in 9th place.
For Zenit, in 2nd place of the Russian Premier League, 6 points behind Lokomotiv Moscow, the fundamental match this week will be trip to Grozhny, where they need to win against Terek to go onto the winter break without an even bigger disadvantage to recover when the league returns in March.
Real Sociedad vs Zenit – Betting Tip and Prediction:
These end up being two teams that, mentally, are in different moments.
But with only one match left, neither team will say no to winning a Europa League’s group.
|Both teams to score||