Zenit Petersburg will face Fenerbahce at Gazprom Arena, in Saint Peterburg, in the Europa League 1/16-Finals. Zenit Petersburg against Fenerbahce is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Zenit Petersburg now stands at the 1st place in Russian Premier League. However, they lost 3 of 5 matches in Russia and now there is the break of the season. They are in bad shape now, as in 10 last matches they won only 3, and once played a draw, so they lost 6 games.
Unfortunately, some of the main squad players will miss the next match. O. Shatov, D. Kuzyaev, and A. Erokhin will be absent due to injuries. Moreover, one of the leaders L. Paredes left the club to Paris SG for 35mln. euros. And the most interesting, A. Kokorin will not be able to help the team because he is in prison for fighting.
In 7 UEFA Europa League matches, they scored 6 goals, shoot 7.1 times per game, pass with 78.6% accuracy and posses 48% of the game on average.
This season for Fenerbahce is not going well. However, they are trying to fix all problems and go further in Turkish Super Liga and UEFA Europa League. One more team with big problems at Domestic League and big chances in Europe. Fenerbahce now stands at 15th place and have the same points as the team in the relegation zone.
For the next game against Zenit, Roberto Soldado should be back after red card suspension. Moreover, the squad made a very big signing of V. Moses. He could make team stronger and play in the attack by making it faster and stronger. When the M. Sarri came to the Chelsea their tactic changed and Moses got out of the main squad. Unfortunately, Tolga Cigerci and Mehmet Ekici will miss the match due to injuries.
Fenerbahce looks better than their rivals, as they scored 8 goals in 7 matches, shoot 12.7 times per game, pass with 81.4% accuracy and possess by 53.9% on average.
The last match Fenerbahce won against Zenit with minimal result 1:0 in Istanbul. Fenerbahce controlled the game by 57%, made 14 shots, had 7 corners and 19 free kicks, as Zenit made more fouls.
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