Sevilla - Zenit, Europa League quarterfinal. In this post tips and match review.
SEVILLA - ZENIT ST PETERSBURG
It would be a really interesting quarter final if Zenit hadn't a lot of absences:
Criscito and Smolnikov in the defense, Danny and Faziulin in the midfield and Hulk in the attack. They are all banned exception made for the injured Faziulin.
The good news for Zenit is that Ezequiel Garay is finally fully fit and also Oleg Shatov gave good responses after his injury.
Anyway, facing Sevilla in its stadium without 5 regulars is going to be really really hard for St Petersburg team.
Indeed, Sevilla hasn't lost a home match for 13 months which means 33 matches, and has collected 7 wins in a row in european competitions.
In this Europa League, Sevilla has conceded 2 goals only in its stadium.
Another statistic: Zenit has lost 11 of its last 19 away matches in European competitions and considering also all its absences, well, 1 seems to be the correct choice.
SEVILLA: Rico; Figueiras, Pareja, Carriço, Trémoulinas;
Iborra, Mbia; Vidal, Banega, Vitolo; Bacca (or Gameiro).
ZENIT ST PETERSBURG: Lodygin; Anyukov, Garay, Neto, Lombaerts; Witsel, Garcia; Arshavin, Shatov, Ryazantsev; Rondón.
1 (1.75 10Bet)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-0