Thursday 23 Aug

Zenit vs. Molde Match Preview

22 Aug 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification

Zenit St Petersburg

  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W


16:00 GMT
23 August 2018

Molde FK

  • D
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • L

16:00 GMT 23 August 2018

The Zenit vs. Molde match will be played on Thursday, August 23, at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg. This is the Europa League final qualifying stage. In the previous round, Zenit eliminated Dinamo Minsk by 8:5 on aggregate, while Molde was better than Hibernian by 3:0 on aggregate.


  • In their last 12 games in all competitions, Zenit recorded only one defeat and one draw. In seven out of those 12 games, they recorded a victory without conceding a goal.
  • Molde was in the series of seven games without a defeat in all competitions before they were beaten by Stabaek last week. In 10 out of their last 12 games in all competitions we saw over 2.5 goals.


This will be the first game between these two teams.


Zenit pulled out a miracle victory over Dinamo Minsk in the previous round. They beat them by 8:1 after extra time in Sankt Petersburg, after they lost the first match in Belarus by 4:0! To make the things even more interesting, Zenit conceded a goal first during extra time, but managed to return in the match again and score another four goals. In Russian Premier League they are currently first with the maximum of 12 points after four games. Zenit is the only team in Russian Premier League that started the season with four consecutive victories.

Latest matches: Zenit St Petersburg

19.08.2018 Prem Zenit St Petersburg FC Ural Yekaterinburg 4:1 W
16.08.2018 UEFA Zenit St Petersburg FC Dinamo Minsk 8:1 W
13.08.2018 Prem FC Rubin Kazan Zenit St Petersburg 0:1 W
09.08.2018 UEFA FC Dinamo Minsk Zenit St Petersburg 4:0 L
04.08.2018 Prem Zenit St Petersburg Arsenal Tula 1:0 W


Molde didn't have any problems against Scottish Hibernian. After recording a goalless draw in Scotland, Norwegian team easily beat them at home by 3:0 and qualifying for the final round. Molde is not doing great in Norwegian league at the moment, they are fourth with 33 points, eight less than the current leaders Brann.

Latest matches: Molde FK

19.08.2018 Elit Stabaek Fotball Molde FK 3:1 L
16.08.2018 UEFA Molde FK Hibernian FC 3:0 W
12.08.2018 Elit Molde FK SK Brann 5:1 W
09.08.2018 UEFA Hibernian FC Molde FK 0:0 D
05.08.2018 Elit Lillestrom SK Molde FK 2:2 D


Zenit is the favorite to win the upcoming game. We expect to see over 2.5 goals.

About the author - Keith M.

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