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Champions League – Malmo vs Zenit: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Malmo and Zenit and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Malmo go up against Zenit Petersburg on Tuesday in a game played out at Eleda Stadion. Tension is heating up as we have reached the penultimate round of the Champions League group stages.

Malmo are not exactly pulling up trees for goals at present hitting the target 1.7 times on average in previous Champions League matches. At least they concede little, with an average of 1.2 goals against them.

Zenit Petersburg will hope to match the latter number when they enter the match as favorites. The Zeniters average 2.6 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Champions League, while also conceding an average of 1.3 goals. Playing with such attacking verve at present, we expect them to outscore and oust Malmo on Tuesday.

Stats and analysis

Everyone enters the Champions League with high hopes of causing some havoc. For Malmo FF, though, it has so far been a disappointing tournament. They don’t even have a single point to show for their efforts, before this 5th round match. They have two rounds to save a bit of face, starting on Tuesday.

Zenit Petersburg arrive at their fifth Champions League Group H match with 3 points to show for their efforts. It means they need a win to stand any chance of reaching the last-16, while a draw probably will not do. At least not for the Champions League, but a third-place could see them chasing other opportunities.

Stats and facts for Malmoe FF and Zenit Petersborg in Champions League.

  • Malmo FF has lost the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Malmo FF has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Malmo FF’s last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Malmo FF conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches.
  • Zenit Petersburg has lost the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Zenit Petersburg did not win the last 10 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Zenit Petersburg has lost in the last 6 of 7 matches;
  • Zenit Petersburg has lost in the last 9 of 10 matches when playing away.

Lineup Malmoe FF vs Zenit Petersborg

Current form — Malmo FF v. Zenit Petersburg

Malmo FF have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Chelsea, they came out empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 2-0 win against IFK Göteborg. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw against Haecken.

It has been a bit of everything for Zenit Petersburg in their previous 3 matches, where they first beat Dynamo Moskva by 4-1. This was followed by a disappointing 4-2 defeat against Juventus, before an encounter with Ural produced a 0-0 draw.

Malmoe FF v. Zenit Petersborg — fixture history

The last match between these teams was a Champions League match back on 29 September 2021 and saw Zenit Petersburg claim a 4-0 victory.

Malmo FF enter the match against Zenit Petersburg with a 0-0-1 record in their previous 1 encounter in the Champions League. This amounts to a 0% winning ratio for Malmoe FF, with Zenit Petersburg victorious in 100% of the last 1 encounter.

Full Time betting

According to the bookies Malmo FF are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 4.15. Bookies predict that Malmoe FF have a 52% chance of beating Zenit Petersburg. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.80 on offer, while an away win for Zenit Petersburg pays out at 1.90.

Primary goal getter

Antonio-Mirko Colak has certainly delivered the goods for Malmo FF in recent matches, while Artem Dzyuba is another tempting bet to shine once again for Zenit Petersburg, as he has been their most prolific marksman 5 goals in recent games.