Wednesday, March 12, 2008
UEFA CUP ....
ZENIT ST PETERSBURG - OLYMPIQUE MARSEILLE
OM took a three goal lead to Moscow in the last round and lost by two, easing into this round. I expect something very similar this time, with a home win by one, or even two goals, with the visitors going out this time.
They have a 3-1 lead and are set to name a very defensive line up, flooding the midfield and looking to stifle the game. this is not a priority for them, securing a Champions League place in Ligue 1 remains target number one and even the French Cup, is said to be more important to the club.
Zenit are a very strong, rich , ambitious club and should go well in the Champions League next season. Their fitness is improving day by day, with the domestic league about to start and they will be boosted by the return from suspension of Sirl and Shirokov.
Conditions will help them, with rain and snow forecast and temperatures set to be around zero come kick off. They are set to start with the following line up ....
Malafeev - Anyukov, Krizanac, Shirokov, Hubocan - Fayzulin, Tymoschuk, Zyrianov, Sirl - Arshavin, Pogrebnyak
6 points Zenit -1/4 ball 1.96 asian line.