Zenit vs Juventus Prediction: Champions League Match on 20.10.2021
Juventus will be looking to make it three wins from three at the start of their Champions League campaign on Wednesday, as they make the trip to Russia to take on Zenit.
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Juventus may have had early teething problems at the start of the season, but they have recovered well to get back on track. They will be looking for another win in the Champions League on Wednesday, as they take on third-placed Zenit.
The Old Lady looked to be struggling domestically over the early weeks of the season, but a fine turnaround has seen them jump up the league standings and also sit top of Group H. Juventus are yet to concede a goal in the Champions League this season, as they have scored three times and conceded zero.
They picked up a second straight win in the competition a couple of weeks ago, as they beat the reigning European champions in Turin. The Old Lady were excellent without the ball in that fixture, as they managed to control the game despite having just 26% of the possession. Juventus scored the only goal in the win against Chelsea early in the second half as Federico Chiesa found a way past Edouard Mendy in the Blues goal.
Zenit will be moderately happy with their start to the Champions League this season, as they have picked up three points from a possible six. After a narrow defeat at Stamford Bridge on matchday one, the Russian side bounced back with a dominant showing against Malmo.
They won that game 4-0, with Caludinho, Daler Kuzyayev, Aleksei Sutormin and Wendel scoring the goals. The healthy advantage did wonders for their goal difference, but they will need to maintain that form if they are to overtake Chelsea into second spot.
Zenit vs Juventus Head to Head
This will be the third time that Zenit and Juventus have met in the Champions League. Both previous meetings came in the group stages in the 2008-09 campaign. Juventus won the match in Italy, while a 0-0 draw was played out in the return fixture in Russia.
Zenit vs Juventus Prediction
Juventus are on an unbeaten run of eight games against sides from Russia. They have been very impressive in the Champions League so far this season, and we expect them to take the points in this fixture on Wednesday.
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