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Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Zenit to benefit from Haaland absence

  • Zenit host Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday
  • Dortmund are chasing top spot in the group
  • The hosts have 1 win in 5 and 1 clean sheet in 7
  • The visitors have missed 17-goal Haaland with draws in their last 2 matches
  • The Russian side have seen BTTS yes in their last 6 at home
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Zenit St Petersburg can take a point against Dortmund who are missing Erling Haaland (Getty Images)
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Zenit St Petersburg host Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday. Dortmund have qualified for the knockout round but are still fighting for first place in their group whilst Zenit St Petersburg have nothing but pride to play for.

Zenit St Petersburg Form


Zenit St Petersburg have had a very poor Champions League campaign with four defeats and one draw in their five matches.

Zenit lost at home to Club Brugge and Borussia Dortmund away to get their Champions League campaign underway. That was followed by a 1-1 draw at home to Lazio, before losing the return leg 3-1 against the Italians.

Their last Champions League match ended in a 3-0 defeat at Club Brugge. 

In the Russian Premier League, Zenit St Petersburg are five matches unbeaten. In their last match, Zenit beat Ural 5-1 as Sardar Azmoun scored a hattrick while Artem Dzyuba and Douglas Santos got one goal each.

Zenit St Petersburg Team News


Zenit St Petersburg should welcome back Dejan Lovren at centre-back after illness. That would be a big boost as Dmitri Chistyakov is ineligible for UEFA Champions league action in central defence.

Zenit have a clean bill of health otherwise.

Borussia Dortmund Form


Dortmund were on a run on six wins in seven matches in all competitions with just a solitary defeat to Bayern Munich. That run included three wins in the Champions League as they beat Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 at home and Club Brugge 3-0 home and away.

The Germans' only defeat in the Champions League group stage came in the first gameweek where they went down 3-1 at Lazio.

In their last match Dortmund drew 1-1 away at Eintracht Frankfurt with Gio Reyna equalising in the second half.

Borussia Dortmund Team News


The big news for Dortmund is that goal machine Erling Haaland is missing for this match. With 17 goals in 14 matches this season, he will be a big loss.

Also missing for Borussia Dortmund are fullbacks Thomas Meunier and Marcel Schmelzer. There are major doubts in midfield over Thomas Delaney and Reinier.     

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head


Borussia Dortmund hold an 2-1 advantage over Zenit St Petersburg across three meetings with no draws.

Their last encounter in October saw a 2-0 home win for Dortmund as Jaden Sancho and Erling Haaland were on target.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund Odds


Borussia Dortmund are favourites to win on the road at 1.73 with Zenit St Petersburg priced at 4.50. A draw can be back at 3.80.

Both teams to score is available at 1.70 while Dortmund half time/full time is priced at 2.75 with bet365.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund Match Up


Zenit St Petersburg have had a poor European campaign but are a strong home team in Russia. Dortmund have qualified but have drawn their last two matches without 17-goal Erling Haaland.

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund Stats


  • Zenit St Petersburg have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have seen BTTS yes in their last 6 home matches (all competitions).
  • Zenit St Petersburg have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Borussia Dortmund have drawn their last 2 matches (all competitions).
  • Borussia Dortmund have lost 4 of their last 5 away matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Borussia Dortmund have seen BTTS yes in their last 3 matches (all competitions).

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund FAQ

What is the best bet in Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund?

Zenit St Petersburg and Borussia Dortmund are backed to draw in Russia.

Where can I watch the Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund live stream online?

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Where is Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund being played?

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund is being played at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium in St Petersburg, Russia.

When is Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund being played?

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund is being played at 17:55 GMT on Tuesday 8 December 2020. The game is taking place at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium.

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What competition are Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund playing in?

Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund are playing in the UEFA Champions League. Club Brugge beat Zenit 2-1 in the reverse fixture in Russia.

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