Zenit expected to challenge Sochi at their own home

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht (47659 seats)

Sochi will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 11 points behind Zenit.

Insights:
  • Sochi have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Zenit have the most scored goals (55) in Premier League

The hosts Sochi saw competitive action as recent as four days ago, playing in the Russian Cup. Thankfully the previous game, versus Lokomotiv Moskva, was also a home game here at Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht. The away team is better rested.

It's quite the trip for Zenit when visiting Sochi as the cities are 2300 kilometers apart.

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Sochi form and stats

Sochi are steadily winning Premier League games and points here at Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht. 8 wins, 4 draws and 0 defeats is the summary from 12 games. In general it's been a long time since Sochi tasted defeat here at Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht, as they have taken at least one point from their last twelve home games in the league.

Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Rubin Kazan (0-1).

The Sochi manager V. Fedotov has got the team scoring with 26 from 12 home games in the league. From these home matches, Sochi have conceded only 8 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Zenit form and stats

The visitors, who have the most scored goals (55) in Premier League, are W4-D5-L2 on the road this term. That's in the Premier League.

The supporters enjoyed Zenit's previous game versus Khimki (placed 9th), a Premier League 2-0 win played at home. Before that one, a nice away victory 3-2 at CSKA Moskva.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Zenit have scored 14 goals in 11 league games away. It's not easy to score on Zenit as they have only conceded 9 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

Sochi and Zenit have met before this season: Zenit - Sochi 3-1. Last four meetings between the teams: Sochi won zero, Zenit won four and zero draws. three games with over 2,5 goals, one match with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

ZenitS. Azmoun
S. Azmoun
13 goals
ZenitA. Dzyuba
A. Dzyuba
13 goals
SochiC. Noboa Tello
C. Noboa Tello
8 goals

Sochi missing players

Zenit missing players

Sochi Zenit
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
24 12 3 Played P 3 11 24
11 8 3 Won W 2 4 15
7 4 0 Drew D 0 5 6
6 0 0 Lost L 1 2 3
38 26 5 Scored S 5 14 55
26 8 1 Conceded C 2 9 21
92% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 82% 92%
71% 83% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 73% 88%
46% 42% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 27% 62%
38% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 18% 50%
17% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 9% 17%
54% 50% 33% BTTS BTTS 33% 45% 62%
38% 50% 67% Clean Sheets C S 67% 45% 33%
17% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 27% 12%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.7 2.5 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.1 1.8
4 1 0 Red cards R C 1 3 3
 
13.1 14.6 16.7 Shots (avg) S ( 15.3 14.8 17.6
5.1 6.2 7.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.7 5.1 6.9
31% 35% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 25% 33%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Sochi have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Sochi have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Zenit have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Zenit have the fewest conceded goals (21) in Premier League
  • Zenit have the fewest conceded goals (9) away in Premier League
  • Zenit have the most matches over the total-line (15) in Premier League
  • Zenit have the most scored goals (55) in Premier League
  • Zenit have the most scored goals in the second half (32) in Premier League
  • Zenit have the the best goal difference (+34) in Premier League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Zenit 24 15 6 3 55 21 13 11 1 1 41 12 11 4 5 2 14 9 34 51
2 Spartak Moskva 24 14 5 5 49 28 12 7 3 2 28 12 12 7 2 3 21 16 21 47
3 CSKA Moskva 24 13 4 7 42 25 12 6 3 3 25 15 12 7 1 4 17 10 17 43
4 Lokomotiv Moskva 24 13 4 7 32 26 11 8 1 2 17 8 13 5 3 5 15 18 6 43
5 Dinamo Moskva 24 13 3 8 36 26 12 9 1 2 22 5 12 4 2 6 14 21 10 42
6 Sochi 24 11 7 6 38 26 12 8 4 0 26 8 12 3 3 6 12 18 12 40
7 Rubin Kazan 24 12 4 8 33 29 12 5 3 4 15 15 12 7 1 4 18 14 4 40
8 Rostov 24 11 4 9 32 26 11 4 2 5 14 12 13 7 2 4 18 14 6 37
9 Khimki 24 10 5 9 30 34 12 7 1 4 15 13 12 3 4 5 15 21 -4 35
10 Krasnodar 24 10 4 10 44 35 13 7 3 3 31 18 11 3 1 7 13 17 9 34
11 Akhmat Grozny 24 9 5 10 27 29 12 5 3 4 15 11 12 4 2 6 12 18 -2 32
12 Ural 24 6 11 7 22 30 12 5 5 2 12 9 12 1 6 5 10 21 -8 29
13 Rotor Volgograd 24 4 6 14 12 38 13 2 2 9 4 20 11 2 4 5 8 18 -26 18
14 Arsenal Tula 24 4 5 15 19 42 11 4 4 3 14 14 13 0 1 12 5 28 -23 17
15 Ufa 24 3 5 16 15 41 11 1 3 7 8 15 13 2 2 9 7 26 -26 14
16 Tambov 24 3 4 17 15 45 13 2 2 9 8 19 11 1 2 8 7 26 -30 13

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The Premier League, or the Russian Football Championship, is the top level football league in Russia. It has 16 teams who play each other home and away for a total of 30 matches each. After this the top team in the league table is the champion, the bottom two relegated directly while two teams play a relegation playoff.