UEFA Champions League Preview: Zenit vs Lazio

Fiorentina 1-2 Lazio Lazio remain on title track with a Comeback win

Zenit vs Lazio

Venue: Krestovsky Stadium 

Betting Odds: Zenit 6/4 ; Draw 23/10 ; Lazio 15/8

Key Stats

  • This will be first meeting of these two teams in any competition.
  • Previously Zenit experience to Oliver not win against you any Italian side.
  • Lazio previously had three matches against Russian sides winning one and drawing against Locomotive Moscow in two occasions.
  • The St Petersburg side have only two victories and nine losses out of the 13 games in European competitions


Zenit is at the bottom of the Group-F table after conceding two defeats in opening two matches. They are in serious danger of elimination from the tournament if they fail to bring any competition against Lazio, who are group leader right now.

ZenitPossible Line-up

Kerzhakov; Karavaev, Lovren, Rakits’kyy, Douglas Santos; Barrios, Erokhin, Kuzyaev, Ozdoev, Mostovoy; Dzyuba

Unavailable Players

Malcom (knee), Driussi (unspecified), Wendel (unspecified), Azmoun (illness)


Though Lazio will be missing a number of their main players, such as last season’s golden boot winner Ciro Immobile and midfielders Luis Alberto, Manuel Lazzari and Lucas Leiva. They are favourite to qualify to the round of 16 from this group.

LazioPossible Line-up 

Reina; Patric, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi; Marušić, Milinković-Savić, Parolo, Akpa-Akpro, Fares; Correa, Muriqi

Unavailable Players

Radu (thigh), Luis Alberto (illness), Immobile (unspecified), Lucas Leiva (muscular), Strakosha (unspecified), Anderson (did not travel)

Doubtful Players

Lazzari (thigh)

We studied it FC Zzenit, we will try to play a good race to bring home the victory.

In the first game with the Club Brugge, FC Zenit he wouldn’t have deserved to lose. Against the Borussia Dortmund, the Russians played differently and stayed in the game until the end against a very strong team

Inzaghi, Lazio Manager on Zenit

I would have liked to have played these last two #UCL races with all the personnel available. I regret having to give up players who have given their all to return to in the last four years @ChampionsLeague

Inzaghi, Lazio Manager on availability of players