Zenit faces Villarreal
Let’s take a quick trip to the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, where Zenit faces Villarreal in a match from the 1/8-finals of Europa League. We are going to have a look at this clash in our vip soccer predictions today.
Zenit had a difficult road towards the 1/8-finals. In the previous round the Russian team had to face the Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce and it was not easy. Sergei Semak’s team lost the first leg in Istanbul with 0-1, which made Fenerbahce a strong favourite for progression. But in the second leg Zenit managed to do their job pretty well, winning it with 3-1 at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium. Sardar Azmoun scored two goals for the home side, while Magomed Ozdoev also put the ball in Harun Tekin’s net. Mehmet Topal’s goal for Fenerbahce was not enough for the Turkish side to qualify for the 1/8-finals.
For many people Villarreal’s presence in the 1/8-finals is maybe surprising. This is because this season is really difficult for the Yellow Submarine. The team is currently in the relegation zone of La Liga, fighting against relegation. You can see why Europa League is probably not the club’s priority at the moment.
But despite of this, the Spanish side reached the 1/8-finals, eliminating Sporting CP in the previous round. After a 1-0 win in Lisboa, a 1-1 draw in Spain was enough for Villarreal to eliminate the Portuguese giants.
Now remains to be seen how serious Villarreal are going to take their next Europa League fixture. How we said, the club’s priority right now is La Liga. This gives Zenit some good chances to progress.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League fixture between Zenit and Villarreal. Good luck!