UCL Preview: Juventus vs Zenit St. Petersburg, Key Stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

Alvaro Morata-Juventus

Juventus host Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League this week and they will be hoping to extend their fine run of form in the European competition with a win.

 Venue: Allianz Stadium

 Key Statistics

Juventus have won 8 of their last 9 matches (Champions League).

Juventus have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches (Champions League).

Juventus have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Zenit in all competitions.

Zenit have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (Champions League).

 Head to head

Juventus have faced Zenit St. Petersburg thrice before and they have managed to secure two wins and a draw.

 Latest performances in all competitions

 Juventus: WWWDLL

Zenit St. Petersburg: WLLLWW


 The Italian giants are coming into this game on the back of three winless performances and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways.

 Juventus have lost their last two matches across all competitions and the home fans will be demanding a strong performance here. 

 Despite their inconsistencies in the league so far, Juventus have managed to win all three Champions League matches so far without conceding a single goal.

 The home side will be confident of picking up another win this week.

 Possible Juventus starting line-up

 Wojciech Szczesny; Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Federico Chiesa, Rodrigo Bentancur, Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot; Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata

 Zenit St. Petersburg

 The visitors are coming into this game on the back of two consecutive wins but they failed to win three in a row prior to that.

 They have just picked up one win in three Champions League matches so far and they cannot afford to drop points here if they want to secure their place in the next round of the competition.

 Zenit have a poor head to head record against Juventus and they will be hoping to take advantage of the Italian side’s inconsistency and pull off an upset this week.

 Possible Zenit St. Petersburg starting line-up

Stanislav Kritsyuk; Dmitri Chistyakov, Dejan Lovren, Yaroslav Rakitskiy; Aleksei Sutormin, Wilmar Barrios, Wendell, Vyacheslav Karavaev; Claudinho, Andrey Mostovoy, Artem Dzyuba


 Juventus are undoubtedly the better team here and regardless of their recent run of form, they will be firm favourites to secure all three points here.

 The Italian giants have been outstanding in the Champions League so far and Zenit St Petersburg will need a massive slice of luck to get something out of this contest.

 A win for the Italian giants seems quite likely this week.