Champions League Juventus vs Zenit 11/2/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Zenit are sitting 3

Juventus (3 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws) did a solid job in their last Champions League match, beating Zenit by 1-0 on the road. It wasn’t an easy match though, where Juventus scored the winning goal of the match at the 86th minute. The xG numbers for that match were 0.5 xG for Zenit and 1.1 xG for Juventus.

Juventus have 3 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw at home in all competitions, with 4 of those 6 matches producing Under 2.5 Goals. Juventus have been really good against Russian sides in the past, with 6 wins and 1 draw in 7 matches, scoring 10 goals and conceding just 2 in the process. At home they have 3 wins against Russian sides, scoring 6 goals and conceding just 1 in the process.

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Champions League Juventus vs Zenit 11/2/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Zenit (1 win, 2 losses, 0 draws) were not anything special in their home match against Juventus, they did record 12 scoring chances but only had 2 shots on target. However, they were excellent in their home match against Malmo, beating them by 4-0 (2.2 xG vs 0.9 xG), but they did most of their damage in the second half where the opponents saw an early red card.

In the opener against Chelsea, Zenit lost by a slim 1-0 in London (0.9 xG vs 0.8 xG). Zenit are sitting at the 3rd spot of the group with 3 points, scoring 4 goals and conceding 2 in the process. In their last two matches in the Russian League, Zenit blasted Dynamo Moscow (was 2nd in the league) with 4-1 and Spartak Moscow by 7-1.

They have been mediocre on the road this season, with 3 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws in all competitions. They haven’t lept a single clean sheet on the road, but only failed to score once (against Chelsea). Zenit haven’t done a good job against Italian sides, with 3 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws in 13 matches, scoring 10 and conceding 17 goals. On Italian soil they have 1 win, 4 losses and 1 draw, scoring 4 goals and conceding 9 in the process.

Juventus vs Zenit. Juventus know that a win here would secure them a ticket to the knockout round, and it will also give them big chances to top the group. Zenit know that the 3rd spot if their ceiling, but a win here could possibly set this group on fire.

The Russians are coming off two big wins, while Juventus are coming off a bad streak. Even so, Juventus are always good at home, especially in Champions League matches. Siding with the Italians here.

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