In order to turn the tie, the Russian team of Zenit St. Petersburg prepares to receive the visit of the German box of RB Leipzig, in game corresponding to the return for the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League, to be played in the Stadion Krestovskyi.
Those led by the Italian Roberto Mancini can be said to have achieved a good result in the first leg, and that is that although the game was lost, the result of 2-1 is quite positive since a 1-0 victory will suffice to continue in competition.
The problem for Zenit is that the team has lowered its scoring production in this restart of season after a long stoppage for the winter holidays, so Zenit last weekend could not in his visit to Rostov and thus added his second consecutive goalless draw of the season and now that they face a tough opponent like RB Leipzig we do not think it’s different.
Meanwhile, the performance of those led by Ralph Hasenhuttl is not one of the best either, so the Bulls come from drawing to zero goals in their visit to Stuttgart and with that they added their fourth game without knowing of victories in the German Bundesliga where the last two they were draws. These results have put Leipzig out of the squad of teams that would be qualifying for a UEFA Champions League competition.
The results away from home for RB Leipzig are not at all welcome in the Bundesliga where they have only one victory in their last seven outings, but this time in UEFA competitions has been different, to the point that comes from winning in its last two games and eye that were against teams of the likes of Monaco and Naples and hopes to continue on that road this Thursday.
Insider TIP: Over 2.5 goals – 1.86