Zenit – Bordeaux

Zenit hosts Bordeaux in a match from Group C of the Europa League. This is a game between the first and the last team in the group in the current standings.

Zenit has won 4 points from their first two games in this group. The Russian team started its campaign with a draw against Kobenhavn in the Danish capital, which was followed by a 1-0 win at home against Slavia Praha. The Russians won the game in the last ten minutes when Aleksandr Kokorin scored the winner in Ondrej Kolar’s net.

This season started well for Zenit. The team is leading the standings in the Russian Premier League, having 6 points advantage in front of the 2nd Krasnodar. Zenit won 8 of its 11 games in the Premier League so far, showing a very high level until now. But their current form is not the best as the team lost two of its three games in the league.

Bordeaux is still without a point after the first two rounds. The French club kicked off its campaign with two consecutive losses against Slavia Praha and Kobenhavn. It’s really disappointing for Bordeaux, as they were one of the favourites in this group. Now they are in a really difficult position and they need points as soon as possible. In order to keep some chances for progression.

In the French Ligue 1, Bordeaux is currently 8th with 14 points won. Before losing their previous game against Montpellier, they were in a good run of few consecutive matches without a loss.

This is our preview for the Europa League game between Zenit and Bordeaux. Surely Zenit is favourited here, based on the two teams’ performances in the group so far. For Bordeaux, it’s still not too late, but Zenit won’t give them the points without a fight.