Fenerbahce vs Zenit: prediction for the UEFA Europa League play-off round match
The match between Fenerbahce and Zenit on February 12, 2019 will open the European Cup spring for teams playing in the Europa League. Kick-off at the stadium “Sukru Saracoglu” is scheduled for 20:55 Moscow time.Fenerbahce The Turks reached the 1/16 finals, taking second place in Group D, where, in addition to them, there were Dinamo Zagreb, Spartak Trnava and Anderlecht. The “Yellow Canaries” got off to a bad start, losing devastatingly to Dinamo Zagreb (4:1) in the opening match. Later there were more pleasant results: a victory against Spartak (2:0), a draw with Anderlecht (2:2), a victory in the return game against the Belgians (2:0) and a decisive draw against Dynamo (0:0), which decided the fate of the Turkish team. The defeat in the last round against Spartak (1:0) no longer mattered, so it did not greatly upset the “yellow-navy blues”. The hosts are not in the best shape for the match between Fenerbahce and Zenit. Istanbul are fighting for survival in the Turkish Super League and occupy the 12th position. Recently, Ersun Yanal’s wards have seen a positive movement, Fenerbahce won the matches against Yeni Malatyaspor (3:2) and Goztepe (2:0), but their level does not correspond to the level of the Europa League. Zenit St. Petersburg made great efforts to take first place in Group C, where they opposed: Slavia, Bordeaux and Copenhagen. I had to start with a trip to Denmark, from where I managed to take out a draw against the local Copenhagen (1:1). The most important matches were ahead, victories against Slavia (1:0) and Bordeaux (2:1) allowed “blue-white-blue” to lead the group. The next match against Bordeaux (1:1) ended in a draw, which meant that if St. Petersburg beat Copenhagen, they would be in the next round. The game against the Danish club turned out to be difficult, but the team from St. Petersburg managed to win a minimal victory (1:0). The last away match against Slavia (2:0) did not decide anything. It is difficult to assess the shape of the guests before the Fenerbahce – Zenit match. The team is now at the winter training camp, but before the trip to Spain, things were not going well for the St. Petersburg team. Although Zenit leads the standings of the Russian championship, defeats from Rubin (1:2) and Arsenal (4:2) do not inspire confidence in the game of the team of Sergei Semak. Odds for the match Fenerbahce – Zenit February 12, 2019 The bookmakers from the Pari-Match company cannot determine the favorite in the upcoming match, giving the teams approximately equal chances of winning. Odds for the match Fenerbahce – Zenit: Fenerbahce to win – 2.70; Draw – 3.20; Zenith win – 2.80. Fenerbahce – Zenit: match prediction It will be much easier for the home team to win this game. In addition to supporting home stands, the Turks also play matches in the championship, while Zenit is at the training camp and does not have a stable match practice. Prediction for the match Fenerbahce – Zenit: Fenerbahce will not lose and the total is under 2.5, the odds are 2.33.