Celtic vs Zenit Petersburg Prediction & Tips
Reversed in the Europa League after a very disappointing run in the Champions League (1 win and 5 losses), Celtic Glasgow is facing this 1/16 round with real concerns. The Scottish club, leader of its championship, remains on 2 mixed performances with 1 loss at Kilmarnock and 1 scurry qualification in the Scottish Cup, on February 3rd and 10th. In the Europa League, Celtic does not have a brilliant past since the latter, in 2014 and 2015, recorded 5 draws and 6 defeats, current series. Zenit Saint-Petersburg, a regular at this competition, practically completed a clear round in the group stage, conceding only 2 points on the Rosenborg pitch. In the middle of a winter break, the Russian team has been following friendly matches since 22 January. Roberto Mancini’s team defeated Copenhagen (5-0), Slavia Prague (5-1), Maribor (3-1) and Belgrade Red Star (1-0), with a record of 5 success and 1 draw in his 6 friendly games. Zenit will move to Scotland with a large trust capital.
Celtic come out of a catastrophic run in the Champions League: 1 win and 5 losses in the group stage.
The Zenit was impressive during the group phase of this C3 with 5 successes and 1 draw in the 6 matches.
The Russian club is unbeaten away with 2 wins at Vardar (5-0) and Real Sociedad (3-1) and 1 draw at Rosenborg (1-1).
Celtic had 3 defeats in 3 receptions against PSG (0-5), Bayern Munich (1-2) and Anderlecht (0-1).
Celtic remain on 1 loss to Kilmarnock in the league and 1 narrow victory in the Scottish Cup against Partick Thistle FC (3-2).
Zenit remains on 7 wins and 1 draw, all competitions combined, in its last 8 meetings.
Zenit St. Petersburg is very ambitious in this Europa League. The Russian team is able to take the lead in this first leg by going on to create a feat at Celtic Park.
Celtic – Zenit Petersburg FREE TIPS
Zenit Petersburg- Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90