Match Preview: Club Brugge KV 3-0 Zenit Predictions and Betting Tips 02.12.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, December 2, 2020.

League: Champions League – Group Stage – Round 5
Match: 21:00 Club Brugge KV – Zenit
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odd: 1.46
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:0 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Club Brugge must win here to keep their UEFA Champions League (UCL) progression hopes alive. However, Brugge have failed to win six of their last eight competitive games (W2, D3, L3) as well as three of four UCL fixtures this campaign (W1, D1, L2). Both UCL losses came against German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund though, whereas the reverse fixture saw Brugge run out 2-1 winners after netting the opener.
  • The Belgian outfit have a mountain to climb if they want to do the double over Zenit though, as they’ve won home and away UCL group stage games against an opponent only twice before. Furthermore, Brugge are winless at home this UCL campaign (D1, L1), which extended their winless streak at home in the group stage to 12 matches (D5, L7), seven of which they failed to find the net.
  • Already out of round of 16 contention, Zenit have to win if they are to stay in the race for a UEFA Europa League place. Recent competitive form (W2, D3, L4) and UCL campaign form (D1, L3), however, suggests that could be a challenge. Additionally, Zenit have conceded 2+ goals in all three UCL losses, with three of eight ‘goals against’ arriving beyond the 80th minute.
  • Away form is equally dire, with Zenit losing five of their last six UCL group stage away games (D1, L5), after conceding 2+ goals in each of those losses.
  • Players to watch: Charles De Ketelaere became Brugge’s youngest ever UCL scorer (19y 224d) with the winner in the reverse H2H, which was also the latest goal they’ve ever scored in a UCL fixture (92:50).
  • Aleksandr Erokhin gave Zenit the lead in the only UCL match in which they’ve picked up a point this campaign.
  • Hot stat: Zenit have kept a HT clean sheet in 19 of their last 22 UCL games, including three of four this campaign.
Head-to-head matches: CLUB BRUGGE KV – ZENIT
20.10.20 CL Zenit Club Brugge KV 1 : 2
11.07.14 CF Zenit Club Brugge KV 1 : 1
30.09.87 EL Club Brugge KV Zenit 5 : 0
16.09.87 EL Zenit Club Brugge KV 2 : 0