On Saturday, July 24, there will be a game between Khimki (near Moscow) and Zenit (of St. Petersburg) in the new season (2021/22) of the Russian Premier League championship. The upcoming head-to-head meeting of these teams will take place at Khimki Arena. The game will start at 17:30 Moscow time.
As we offer our own version of the predictions for the Khimki vs Zenit match, we hope that our forecast will be correct and will help you to place a successful bet.
The Moscow Region team can record the past season as an asset. According to the results of the tournament, Igor Cherevchenko’s charges took 8th place in the table. Judging by the strengthening of the team in the offseason, the goals for the new season in front of the Moscow Region team are higher. In two test matches, Khimki lost with the same score, 0-1: first to Voronezh Torch and then to Kazan Rubin.
The football champion of Russia is approaching the new season in good shape. The primary goal of the St. Petersburg club is unchanged — the fight for the main trophy. The home-based players who played for Russia at Euro 2020 have been joined by new footballers. The good-game form of Sergei Semak’s team is evidenced by the results of their last test matches: a 2-2 draw in the match against Werder Bremen and a 3-1 victory in the game against Karlsruhe.
The Khimki and Zenit teams have played 10 times within the framework of official tournaments. The overwhelming advantage is in the number of victories for the St. Petersburg team. Zenit has 9 successful matches, while Khimki has no victories yet. One meeting ended in a draw.
With all due respect to the Moscow Region team, it is unlikely that the hosts will be able to oppose the defending champion on equal terms in the opening match of the championship. In such a situation, the most probable prediction of the Khimki – Zenit match is a victory for the second team.
Probable result – victory for Zenit.