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Zenit St Petersburg and Valencia match at Stadion Petrovskij, a match of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage).
In this match, the home factor may play an important role, since the Valencia presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a guest.

Analysis of Zenit

The home team is currently in 1st place, with 12 points conquered after 4 victories. In the penultimate match, home team won at Lyon Stadium by (3-1). In the last match, the team home won away Lyon by (0-2).
This is a team where the home factor is not relevant, that is, they have similar results at home and away. In the last 30 matches, recorded 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 defeats as a visiting team, with a total of 22 goals scored and 15 conceded. Once at home, they conquered 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats, with a total of 30 goals scored and 11 conceded.
In the last match they played for Premier League, they won against Ural at home by (3-0). In the last 10 home matches, Zenit St Petersburg recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats.
 
For this competition, they record a sequence of 4 victories in recent matches. The defensive strenght hasn't been their strong point, since suffered three goals in the last four matches. But their attack has scored regularly, since has scored at least one goal in each of the last four matches in this competition.
In the last 14 home matches before all competitions, there is a period that stand out, they suffered six of their 10 goals between the minutes (46'-60').
 
For this match, the Zenit team will match one more time at home. Besides the first position in their group, the team will face an opponent who won the first match between the teams, away, where they won the Valencia by (2-3).
Thus, the team must conquer another victory, aiming to add three more points and the isolated leadership of their group.

Confirmed Lineup: Y. Lodygin, E. Garay, N. Lombaerts, Neto, D. Criscito, I. Smolnikov, Danny, O. Shatov, A. Witsel, A. Dzyuba, Hulk.
Coach: M. Lucescu.

Analysis of Valencia

The visiting team is currently in 2nd place with 6 points conquered after 2 victories and 2 defeats. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Gent by (2-1). In the last match, they lost away against Gent by (1-0).
This is a team that have the highest yield at home, with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 matches conquered 5 victories, 3 draws and 7 defeats as a visiting team, with a total of 22 goals scored and 21 conceded. Once at home, they conquered 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats, with a total of 28 goals scored and 11 conceded.
In the last match they played, for the First Division, they won away against the Celta Vigo by (1-5). In the last 10 matches as a visiting team, Valencia won 3, drawn 1 and defeat 6.
 
The defensive strenght hasn't been their strong point, since they suffered goals in 5 of the last 6 matches by the competition. However, their have scored regularly.
In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal five times but they turned the scoreboard in 2 of them.
 
For this match, the Valencia team will face the leader of their group, which in the first match between the teams, Valencia lost at home by ( 2-3).
Thus, and despite his second place in the group, they should to find difficulties to try to approach the leader, that is, they should find difficulty in trying to get the three points in this match.

Confirmed Lineup: Jaume Doménech, A. Abdennour, Rúben Vezo, João Cancelo, José Gayá, S. Feghouli, André Gomes, Dani Parejo, E. Pérez, Rafa Mir, Paco Alcácer.
Coach: Pako Ayestarán.

Betting suggestion:

To this match Zenit will play home. Zenit are the grupo leader and, in the first match against Valencia won at opponent's home. Besides they haven't suffered any defeat until the moment, having won 4 victories in 4 matches. 
Conversely, Valencia, apart from being in 2nd place of the group, are 6 points detached from the group leader. Thus, to this match, they may find difficult to try conquer their target away.
Therefore, given the observed facts, the probability is, in this match, Zenit win or, at least, get a draw. 
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UEFA Champions League - 2015/2016

  • 100% 217 / 217 Games

  • Home team wins 51.61%
  • Draws 21.2%
  • Away team wins 27.19%
  • Over 1.5 75.12%
  • Over 2.5 51.61%
  • Over 3.5 28.57%
  • Goals 584
  • Goals /match 2.69
  • Goals /match home 1.58
  • Goals /match away 1.12
  • Both teams score 47.93%
  • Goals after 80' 17.29%
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