Zenit vs Club Brugge Prediction, 10/20/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Zenit vs Club Brugge
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Location: Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Zenit (-189) Club Brugge (+400)
Gazprom Arena is the venue where Malcom and Zenit will take on Club Brugge on Tuesday. The expected starting goalies will be Mikhail Kerzhakov for Zenit and Simon Mignolet for Club Brugge. The odds on this contest have Zenit priced at -189 and Club Brugge are at +400. The total is set at 2.5.
Zenit took the field against Sochi in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 3 - 1. Concerning shot accuracy, Zenit finished the game at a 30.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Zenit averages 2.18 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and have accounted for 19 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Malcom is a player who can be a difference maker for Zenit. Malcom has started 138 games so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.25 G/90. The forward from Brazil has 33 goals in 11,994 mins. He has accounted for 20 assists while earning 7 yellow card cautions during his career. Another player who should impact this match is Artem Dzyuba, the forward taking the field for Russia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 65 times in his career and he has scored 123 total goals. Dzyuba has played 25,010 minutes in 281 starting assignments and has been given a total of 30 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.44 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Zenit will be Mikhail Kerzhakov. Kerzhakov has seen the field for a total of 9,292 mins and has tallied 340 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.16 (120 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .745. The keeper playing for Zenit has faced 458 shots attempted against him in 102 starting assignments. Kerzhakov (38-26-40 record in his career) has tallied 30 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.4% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Club Brugge weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1 - 1 against Standard Liège. Club Brugge converted 4 SoT out of their 12 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having a total of 21 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, Club Brugge sports an average of 2.33 goals and 1.55 assists per 90 min.
Hans Vanaken will be counted on for Club Brugge. He is averaging 0.32 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 258 matches during his soccer career. The midfielder who is from Belgium has accumulated 22,812 minutes while he has scored 81 goals. He has collected 32 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 60 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ruud Vormer, the midfielder who is from Club Brugge. Vormer has been given a total of 63 yellow card warnings in 30,476 mins (343 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.17. He has accounted for 57 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 75 different times.
Simon Mignolet is expected to look after the net for Club Brugge. Mignolet has totaled 103 shutouts while defending 1,302 shots attempted against him in 30,892 career mins. He holds a save % of .697 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.0%. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 153-92-98. Thus far in his career, Mignolet has allowed 401 goals and has 906 stops in 343 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Zenit (-189)
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