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Zenit vs Anderlecht Preview

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Zenit vs Anderlecht

Zenit vs Anderlecht Preview:

Both teams will look for first three points in this season’s Champions League campaign.

Luciano Spalletti’s men have lost both of their matches. But they will try their chances against the Belgians, who have already gained one point.

Zenit goes on the fourth place in the Russian Premier League with twenty four points in twelve games.  They have won their last two league games without conceding a goal.  In the Champions League they stand on the fourth place of the group with two losses in their two games.

Anderlecht holds the second position in the Belgian Pro League with twenty two points in eleven matches. They have won three of their last five league games. In the Champions League they played a very good away draw at Milan and were beaten by Malaga.

Zenit’s two big signings of Hulk and Axel Witsel summary for €90m with their huge fees and wages caused a crack in the squad.  Now Zenit have won two games in a row, so it seems like the team is back in harmony.

Anderlecht are playing in the Champions League group stage for the first time in the last six years. The game against Zenit is very important, cause it can determine if they will stay in Europe after Christmas.  Zenit will be looking to get their first win in this Champions League group stage. Anderlecht is the first of their opponents whom to fight in the Group C.  Russians will be fully furious in the fight for three points.

Coach Luciano Spalletti has a full squad to choose from. With the exception of Danny caused of his long-term injury.

Anderlecht are missing strikers Matias Suarez and Cyriac via long-term injury. Another forward Dieumerci Mbokani has broken his nose, and Massimo Bruno has a toe injury.

 

Zenit line-up: Malafeev, Anyukov, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Criscito, Faizulin, Witsel, Shirokov, Bystrov, Kerzhakov, Hulk.

Zenit

Last three matches:

Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 – Kuban 0;

Krasnodar 0 – Zenit Saint Petersburg 2;

Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 – AC Milan 3.

 

Anderlecht line-up: Proto, Gillet, Kouyate, Nuytinck, Deschacht, Yakovenko, Kanu, Biglia, Jovanovic, Praet, de Sutter.

Anderlecht

Last three matches:

Anderlecht 2 – Waasland-Beveren 0;

Standard Liege 2 – Anderlecht 1;

Anderlecht 0 – Malaga 3.

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