Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund Champions League Preview
Later today Zenit St Petersburg plays Borussia Dortmund at the Petrovosky Stadium in the Champions League. The match will be the first time that the two teams have ever played each other and Zenit have only lost once at home this season.
However, despite Zenit’s good home form, the bookies favour Borussia Dortmund to win. Zenit has odds of 7/2 to win while Borussia is ahead with odds of 5/6. The odds of a draw are 12/5.
Zenit is currently second in the Russian Premier League behind Lokomotiv Moscow.
In the group stage of the Champions League Zenit finished ten points behind the group leaders Atletico Madrid having only won two of their six group matches. In the six matches Zenit conceded nine goals and scored just four.
Borussia Dortmund qualified top in Group F, three teams finished on twelve points; however, Dortmund’s goal difference gave them the top spot ahead of Arsenal. At home Dortmund is third in the Bundesliga, one point behind second place Bayer Leverkusen. However, the team is twenty points behind leaders Bayern Munich which means there is even great pressure on its Champions League campaign.