Club Brugge vs Zenit Prediction, 12/2/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Club Brugge vs Zenit
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Jan Breydelstadion in Bruges, Belgium
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Club Brugge (+155) Zenit (+139)
Ruud Vormer and Club Brugge (1-1-2 in Champions League) host Zenit (0-1-3 in Champions League) at Jan Breydelstadion on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Simon Mignolet for Club Brugge and Mikhail Kerzhakov for Zenit. Club Brugge are at +155 while Zenit are at +139. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Club Brugge stepped onto the pitch against Dortmund in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 3 - 0. Club Brugge tried 11 dribbles in this matchup and converted 5 of those dribbles for a rate of 45.5%. In regard to passing, they ended the game with a 86.3% passes received rate by completing 485 out of their 562 pass targets in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Club Brugge wrapped this game up at a 7.1% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 14 total shots. Club Brugge averages 2.00 goals per 90 min (28 goals in total) and are sitting with 21 assists in all contests for the year.
Ruud Vormer is a guy who should impact this matchup for Club Brugge. He has 77 assists while tallying 64 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Vormer has been a starter in 347 games thus far in his career while scoring 0.17 G/90. The midfielder from Netherlands has 58 goals scored in 30,864 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Hans Vanaken, the midfielder representing Belgium. Vanaken has totaled 23,262 minutes during 263 career starts and has earned himself 32 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 62 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 81 goals. He has an average of 0.31 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Club Brugge will be Simon Mignolet. Mignolet has been on the field for a total of 31,252 mins and has accumulated 918 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.26 (404 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .698. The goalkeeper representing Club Brugge has had 1,318 shots attempted at him in 347 career starts. Mignolet (155-94-98 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 105 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.3% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Zenit took a loss by a final score of 3 - 1 against Lazio. They finished the contest by completing 477 of the 551 attempted passes for a percentage of 86.6%. Zenit earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Zenit converted 2 shots on goal out of the team's 17 shots attempted giving them a 11.8% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 32 goals and 26 assists for all their games, Zenit is averaging 2.00 goals and 1.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Artem Dzyuba will be counted on for Zenit. He currently averages 0.44 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 285 games so far in his career. The forward hailing from Russia has been on the pitch for 25,369 mins while scoring 124 goals. He has earned 30 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 65 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Aleksandar Erokhin, the midfielder representing for Zenit. Erokhin has earned himself 34 yellow card warnings in 13,143 professional minutes played (144 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.27. He has 40 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 different times.
Mikhail Kerzhakov will be residing in front of the net for Zenit. Kerzhakov has tallied 32 shutouts and has seen 468 shots against him in 9,742 career mins. He has a save % of .741 and his clean sheet rate is 29.9%. He has given up 1.16 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 40-28-41. So far in his career, Kerzhakov has conceded 126 goals while tallying 346 stops in 107 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Zenit (+139)
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