Two undefeated teams meet in the Russian Premier League on Wednesday, with FC Ural welcoming giants Zenit to the Uralmash Stadium. Zenit boss Roberto Mancini has enjoyed a fine start to life in Russia, winning his opening three domestic matches.
Meanwhile, having finished in mid-table last season, FC Ural have also gone their opening three Premier League fixtures unbeaten, however they have just one win to their name still. Given the starts in which the two teams have made, a whole host of bets are expected on the match, with many backing Zenit to end FC Ural’s unbeaten run. Let’s take a closer look at the two teams, along with our top betting tip for the match.
FC Ural Form
Manager Aleksandr Tarkhanov has begun his second season at the Uralmash Stadium in fine style, with their away win at Dinamo Moscow giving them their first three points of the campaign. Despite having scored just three goals in the Premier League to date, their defensive displays mean that Zenit will have to be at their very best to find the back of the net on Wednesday evening. Striker Giorgi Chanturia and midfielder Eric Bicfalvi among the players to keep an eye on for the home side.
Zenit Saint Petersburg Form
As for the visitors, former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Mancini has helped his new team to three wins from three at the start of the campaign, with new striker Sebastian Driussi having scored two goals already for Zenit since his arrival from River Plate in Argentina. With a squad boasting the likes of Javi Garcia, Leandro Paredes and Aleksandr Kokorin, it is perhaps little surprise that Zenit are the favourites for the title last season, having finished third behind both CSKA and Spartak Moscow last time around.
Top Betting Tips
FC Ural are certainly not going to be a pushover in front of their home support, however given the quality within the Zenit ranks, backing against another win for Roberto Mancini’s men. As a result, our top betting tip is to back Zenit to claim three points at the Uralmash Stadium on Wednesday evening. For those looking to follow our betting tip, best odds of 2/1 can be found at bookmakers Betway.