Juventus vs Zenit | Match Info & Preview

Juventus vs Zenit prediction, Juventus will meet Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League meeting on Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 01:15 AM IST.
Juventus will be looking for a better result here following a 1-2 defeat in Serie A in the previous match against Sassuolo.
In that match, Juventus managed to control 56% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Juventus is Weston McKennie (76′). At the other end, Sassuolo had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Davide Frattesi (44′) and Maxime Lopez (95′) scored for Sassuolo.
Under three goals per game seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings in which Juventus took part. Breaking down the goal weights during that period, their opponents scored 3 on aggregate while Juventus managed to count 6.
Zenit St Petersburg will be playing as a follow-up to their 4-1 Premier League win to beat Dynamo Moscow in their last game.
In that match, Zenit St Petersburg had 60% possession and 14 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Zenit St Petersburg, goals were scored by Cláudinho (8′), Wendel (66′), Artyom Dzyuba (69′) and Yaroslav Rakitskiy (85′). For their opponents, Dynamo Moskva had 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Daniil Fomin (56′) scores a goal for Dynamo Moscow.
Showing their involvement in high scoring encounters, goals have been seen 24 times in the last 6 matches in which Zenit St Petersburg have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 4 goals per game. Their opponents have managed 7 of these goals. Regardless of the previous results, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern will be maintained in this game.
The previous league match between the two sides was a Champions League match day 3 on 20/10/2021 with the final score being Zenit St Petersburg 0-1 Juventus.
In that match, Zenit St Petersburg managed to control 42% possession and 12 attempts to score with 2 of them on target.
For their opponents, Juventus got 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. Dejan Kulusevski (86′) scored.
The referee is Sandro Schärer.
Federico Bernardeschi (Shoulder), Mattia De Sciglio (Knee Problem), Aaron Ramsey (Muscle Fatigue) and Moise Kean (Muscle Fatigue) will miss Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Zenit St Petersburg boss Sergei Semak has no fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
Over the years Artem Dzyuba has established himself as one of the best players in the Russian Premier League. The 196cm-tall forward started his senior career at Spartak Moscow and after ending his loan spells with Tom Tomsk and Rostov, he moved to Zenit St. Petersburg in 2015.
Artem Dzyuba scored 15 goals for Zenitchiki in the 2015-16 Russian Premier League campaign, while providing nine assists for his team-mates.
The Russian forward was not as successful as the 2016/2017 season, scoring 13 goals in 26 appearances for Roberto Mancini's side, as well as six assists.
Dzyuba made his debut for the Russia national football team in November 2011 in a friendly against Greece, but he did not represent Russia at the Euro 2012 finals.
The Zenit striker scored his first goal for the Russian national team on 8 September 2014 in a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein. Artem Dzyuba was born in Moscow (Soviet Union) on August 22, 1988 and is a product of the Spartak Moscow football school.
Juventus is considered to be one of the biggest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (White and Black) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to claim three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is known that a number of star players have been part of Juve in the past.
The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet have all played for Juventus, while legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is yet to retire.
Juve lost two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought the glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at the Stadio delle Alpi, but now they welcome their rivals to Juventus Stadium.
The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (Old Lady) is another nickname of the club. Juve's biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals face each other in the Turin derby.
Our assessment is that Juventus can create chances to score more than once when they meet Zenit St Petersburg, who will face it for a goal of their own.
Therefore, we can see a pretty comfortable 2-0 margin for Juventus at full time.

Predicted Score Juventus vs Zenit: 2-0
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