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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(65) 34 Goals 15 (27)
(48) 24 Assists 6 (18)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28 Average Age 26.9
180.7 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(1.2) 1.1 Shots pg 0.9 (0.9)
(55%) 60% Aerial Duel Success 56% (57%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Domenico Criscito Out 7.04
Vyacheslav Malafeev Out 6.15
Yuri Zhevnov Doubtful N/A
Nicolas Lombaerts Doubtful 7.15
Hulk Doubtful 7.77
Alexander Anyukov Doubtful 6.78
Player Reason Status Rating
Maciej Rybus Out 6.99
Jonathan Legear Doubtful 6.53

Team News

  • Aleksandr Kerzhakov is expected to start up front after Aleksandr Bukharov was arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour during the international break.
  • Juri Lodygin will continue in goal with Vyacheslav Malafeev's recovery from a calf injury taking longer than initially expected.
  • Maciej Rybus will be out of action for the next couple of months after undergoing ankle surgery this week.
  • Jonathan Legear's return from a knee injury remains close, however it would be more likely to see him start on the bench next week.

Prediction

  • 7 wins in 8 games in all competitions shows that Zenit are building up a head of steam after a slow start to the season. Injuries continue to disrupt the squad, however wise spending toward the end of the transfer window have greatly bolstered the group.
  • Terek Grozny show few signs of stopping the rot that the team have been in for much of the season. Sitting second from bottom is a woeful statistic for a team who had far greater aspirations. Their woeful goalscoring record shows few signs of letting up.
  • Zenit have the far superior players and form heading into this game and will no doubt do what is expected of them. It could well be a long afternoon for Terek who have scored once in their past 5 games.
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