Betting tips for Real Sociedad vs Zenit Petersburg- 07.12.2017
Anoeta hosts the match that closes the Europa League group between the txuri-urdin team and Zenit St. Petersburg, which arrives in San Sebastian as the leader. The Real Sociedad was eliminated in Anoeta in Copa del Rey, letting go an advantage of three goals against Lleida of Segunda B. The team from San Sebastian is a new season under the command of Eusebio Sacristán, hoping to confirm all the good taught last year , in which they finished in sixth position, securing a position of direct access to this group stage of the Europa League. Two are the two main reinforcements of the team for this season: the Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj, who arrives for 8.5 million euros from Manchester United; and central defender Diego Llorente, for which they pay 6 million euros to Real Madrid. In the chapter of casualties, the team has sold left-back Yuri Berchiche to PSG in exchange for 16 million euros, and also lets go free Pablo Hervías, Alain Oyarzun and Esteban Granero.
In the Santander League, the Basque team occupies the 9th position, adding 19 points in 14 days. The team of Eusebio Sacristán co-led the Santander League after winning three victories in the first three days. The Donostiarras won in the debut in Balaídos (2-3 against Celta de Vigo), then beat Villarreal in the first match against their fans (3-0). The following weekend, the team won a deserved victory in Riazor, winning 2-4 at Deportivo de La Coruña, with Illarramendi double, the first as a professional. Against Real Madrid, the txuri-urdin fell by 1-3, adding just one more victory in the next 7 league games to defeat Eibar at home (3-1). Since then, he has drawn a draw in Montilivi and another at home against UD Las Palmas, before losing in the Metropolitan Wanda last Saturday (2-1).
In this Europa League, the team has 4 wins and one defeat for a total of 12 points, one less than the Russians.
Europa League Zenit could not snatch the league title from Lokomotiv last, being relegated to a secondary role that has ended up sending him to the Europa League.
The Italian Roberto Mancini took over the team after the failure of the Romanian Mircea Lucescu, and faces a process of renewal more than necessary with the arrival of 7 new players for which has invested 44 million euros. Argentine pivot Leandro Paredes comes from AS Roma in exchange for 23 million euros. For 15 million lands in Europe also the Argentine Sebastián Driussi, center forward of River Plate. Another pivot, Daler Kuzyaev, signs from Terek Grozny in exchange for 4 million more, while from Rostov he signs right-back Denis Terentjev for 2 million more. Next to him, at zero cost, three more players arrive from the team that last year was able to defeat Bayern Munich. They are the midfielders Aleksandr Erokhin and Christian Noboa, and the great reference of the team in attack, striker Dmitri Poloz.
The team is second in the Russian Premier League, with 10 wins, 6 draws and 3 three, 6 points behind Lokomotiv Moscow. In Europa League, the Russians are first with 13 points, with what they are worth to win or draw in Anoeta to finish first.
Real Sociedad vs Zenit Petersburg Prediction: 1/X 8.50
Real Sociedad vs Zenit Petersburg betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Real Sociedad vs Zenit Petersburg final score recommendations: 2-2 10.00