Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg Preview: PROBABLE LINEUPS, PREDICTION, TACTICS, TEAM NEWS & KEY STATS

Benfica was placed at 4th position. They made 4 points in the table. They made good goals and assists. While Zenit St Petersburg was placed at 2nd position. They made 7 points in the table. They made good goals and assists. The Portuguese side are strong on home soil and that advantage should help them come out on top in this game.

STATS:

The Russians will progress if Lyon are beaten by RB Leipzig but will be eliminated if the French side come out on top of their game. Zenit have several injuries to contend with and their task has been made even more difficult due to Rakitskiy and Kuzyaev being suspended.

The Portuguese side are unbeaten in their last six in all competitions and can still advance to the UEL if they better a 3-1 scoreline.

kick-off:

Tuesday 10th December, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg TV channel:

BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK

Predicted Line Ups:

Benfica :

Vlachodimos; Tomas Tavares, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Gabriel, Taarabt, Cervi; Chiquinho, Carlos Vinicius

Unavailable: 

Rafa Silva (Injured), David Tavares (Injured), Conti (Injured), Ebuehi (Injured) Andre Almeida (Injured)

Zenit St Petersburg:

Kerzhakov; Karavaev, Osorio, Ivanovic, Douglas Santos; Erokhin, Ozdoev, Barrios, Shatov; Dyzuba, Azmoun

Unavailable: 

Lunev (Injured), Mammana (Injured), Malcom (Injured), Rakitskiy (Suspended), Kuzyaev (Suspended) Zhirkov (Injured), Driussi (Injured)

Recent winnings:

Benfica:

Notavailable

Zenit St Petersburg:

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Head to Head Record:

Benfica has won two matches and Zenit St Petersburg has won three matches in last five matches.

last meeting between Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg:

Their previous meeting ended as Benfica 1-3 Zenit St Petersburg