Thursday 24 Aug

Zenit vs. Utrecht Match Preview

23 Aug 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification

Zenit St Petersburg

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  • D
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  • L
  • W


17:00 GMT
24 August 2017

FC Utrecht

  • D
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W

17:00 GMT 24 August 2017

The Zenit vs. Utrecht match will be played on Thursday, August 24, at the Petrovskiy Stadium, Sankt Peterburg. This is the second leg of Europa League playoff qualifying phase. In the first leg played in the Netherlands, Utrecht celebrated 1:0 victory.


  • In their previous five games in all competitions, Utrecht is the only team that managed to defeat Zenit. In six out of their last eight games, we saw under 2.5 goals.
  • Utrecht is currently in a series of seven games without a defeat in all competitions. In the last three games, they played Utrecht recorded a victory without conceding a goal!


Apart from the match they played in Utrecht last week, these teams haven't met in a competitive game in the past.

Head to head matches: Zenit St Petersburg - FC Utrecht

16.08.2017 UEFA FC Utrecht Zenit St Petersburg 1:0


Zenit started the season in Russian Premier League successfully. They are the current leader, with 19 points, three more than the second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow, after seven matches played. However, they are not that good in the Europa League qualifiers. They eliminated Bnei Yehuda by 2:1 on aggregate in the previous round, but they suffered a 1:0 defeat at home in the second leg. Zenit will now have to overcome the deficit from the first match. They scored more than one goal in only two out of their last seven games in all competitions. Therefore, Zenit will face a difficult challenge in the upcoming match.

Latest matches: Zenit St Petersburg

20.08.2017 Prem FC Amkar Perm Zenit St Petersburg 0:1 W
16.08.2017 UEFA FC Utrecht Zenit St Petersburg 1:0 L
13.08.2017 Prem Zenit St Petersburg RFK Terek Grozny 4:0 W
09.08.2017 Prem FC Ural Yekaterinburg Zenit St Petersburg 1:1 D
06.08.2017 Prem Zenit St Petersburg FC Spartak Moscow 5:1 W


Utrecht is currently second on Eredivisie table after two round, with six points. They already eliminated two teams from Europa League qualifiers - in the second round they were better than Valletta from Malta by 3:1 on aggregate, while after two legs against Lech Poznan the result was 2:2, but Utrecht qualified for the next phase because of two away goals they scored in Poland.

Latest matches: FC Utrecht

20.08.2017 Ered FC Utrecht Willem II Tilburg 2:0 W
16.08.2017 UEFA FC Utrecht Zenit St Petersburg 1:0 W
11.08.2017 Ered ADO Den Haag FC Utrecht 0:3 W
03.08.2017 UEFA KKS Lech Poznan FC Utrecht 2:2 D
27.07.2017 UEFA FC Utrecht KKS Lech Poznan 0:0 D


Zenit is the favorite to win this match, but it won't be surprising if Utrecht stays undefeated in the upcoming game.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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