Last season’s football team and “Zenith” has shown incredible results. Occupying fifth place in the overall ranking, the team began to run and completed the Russian Football Premier League championship. Most experts believe that this is due to Sergey Semak, who replaced Roberto Muccini the post of chief coach of FC. The schedule of games of Zenit in 2020-2021 year posted, and the new season has already started.
The first round
The new season started for Zenit very well. In the first round, held on July 14, the St. Petersburg defeated at home Tambov. The game ended with the score 2:1 in favor of the first. Given that FC Tambov is in last place in the League table, a different outcome experts predicted.
The second match Zenit played on the road. July 21 St. Petersburg fought with far not the strongest opponent Sochi, winning with the score 2:0 in their favor. 28 the number of FC was a more serious contender – Orenburg. The team and played again and again won with the score 2:0. Statistics show that away matches are the football club is just as easy as home games Zenit 2020-2021.
August 3 in the fourth round of the FC will meet with the main competitor – Krasnodar. Last season the team in a difficult match lost to St. Petersburg, losing the game with the score 2:3. In the end, they took second place in the overall ranking and third in the championship of the USA. In the new season in Krasnodar has set a goal to get into the championship and already won two games.
Subsequent matches until the end of August do not represent risks to the Zenith. 10, 17 and 24 numbers of FC and will meet with weaker opponents: Dynamo, Ahmad and Ufa. Almost all experts are betting on a victory of Petersburgers. September 1 assigned to the game between Zenit and Spartak Moscow in which the majority puts on the defeat of the Muscovites. But September 15 is expected to more difficult game – competition Zenith will be the Tula Arsenal, which occupies the fifth position in the League table.
After spending a fairly simple game on September 22, Rubin, St. Petersburg FC will have to face another dangerous opponent – Lokomotiv Moscow. Last season the Muscovites took second place and firmly determined to win the championship this. Significant problems Zenith can also create Urals and Rostov, with which the FC will meet on 6 and 20 October, respectively.
October 27, the St. Petersburg football club can relax a little bit in the match with Krylya Sovetov, which occupies the penultimate place in the League table. Following a difficult match scheduled for 3 November, Moscow USAА, struggling to break into the top three. It will be followed by another isn’t the easiest match with the Tula Arsenal. At year-end Zenith assigned to weaker opponents: Rubin Kazan, Spartak and Dynamo. With them will play St. Petersburg on 24 November, 1 and December 8, respectively, then go into the winter break.
The second round
Immediately after a break of 20 round March 1, Zenit will play against Lokomotiv Moscow, the chances of winning are very high. Experts consider that in revenge Muscovites will do anything to defeat the current champion. March 8 FC and will play with Ufa, whose prospects are much worse, though . Football club from Ekaterinburg occupies the sixth position in the League table, but March 15 will try to break higher. On March 22, St. Petersburg scheduled another difficult match with the capital USAА. Second chances are very high, but most sets to win first.
The beginning of April does not Herald the Zenith of the powerful opponents. 5 and the 12th FC will play against Krylya Sovetov and Tambov, who are in last place in the League table. April 19 rematch with Krasnodar – analysts expect a difficult match and even consider the possibility of the victory of Krasnodar. Then to end the second round at the Zenith will not be serious contenders. 26 APR host a game with Sochi, and 3, 10 and 17 may is a fight with Ahmad, Orenburg and Rostov. If desired, all fans can already download the calendar of Zenit 2020-2021.
In the summer part of the St. Petersburg team has undergone minor changes. Football club added new players: 25-year-old Brazilian defender Douglas Santos on the 25-year-old Russian midfielder Alexei Sutormina. FC left some players, but head coach Sergey Semak says that the damage it will bring.
Experts estimate prospects of Zenit defend a championship is extremely high. Last season the team won gold in three rounds before the end championship. Although the outcome of the super bowl was not the best, analysts believe that in mid-September with the start of the European Cup football club will enter the peak shape. Until September 2, the transfer window is still open, so we can hope to strengthen the team with new players in the next month and a half.
Game Zenit in the Europa League 2020-2021 year so far is difficult to predict. Last season the team showed mixed results. Now that head coach Sergei Semak has identified all advantages and disadvantages, you can count on the best performance.
See video about the team’s preparation for the new season: