The former midfielder of “Spartacus” and national team of Ukraine, and now the expert of the site Suprasport.ru Maxim Kalinichenko shares his prediction for the match of Russian Premier League “Zenit” – “Rubin”
Rubin Kazan goes to visit Zenit in the last match before the winter break. Matches of these teams often get interesting.
“Blue-white-blue” are on the first line this season, but this position no longer seems so firm as at the start of the championship. The last three games of the regular championship proved to be difficult, it seems to be able to beat the “Rostov” with the account 0:2, but before that it was a defeat from CSKA. Recently was painful leaving the Tula “Arsenal” (2:4), culminating in a very disappointing defeat with a big score.
“Ruby” has won the regular championship from the beginning of October, and most of their games ended in a draw. A reliable defense and a modest offensive line is to allow citizens of Kazan in the middle of the table, on the ninth line. In fairness, the gap from the Champions League just three points. Long injured Kudryashov and Chico Flores, so they also added midfielder Igor Konovalov.
Guests do not show in recent years some noticeable results. The hosts began to decline, losing all reserve in front of the competitors. They have lost last meeting, but they play a better opponent.
My prediction is a home win in the first half and the match for 2,29