Monaco v Zenit St. Petersburg Betting Preview

Date: December 9, 2014
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco, France
Kick-off: 19:45 BST

The Champions League, Group C game between AS Monaco and Zenit St. Petersburg is another interesting fixture that can turn the group upside down.

Group C has proved to be a tricky one and the top three teams – Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco and Zenit St. Petersburg have a chance to qualify as group toppers. It will be definitely interesting to watch how both the group fixtures turn out to be.

Monaco form: D-W-L-W-W

Monaco’s eight points from two wins and two draws sees them in the second spot, just one point off the current leaders, Bayer Leverkusen and one point above their next opponents, Zenit. Proceeding towards group stages will be a respite from the domestic problems that they are facing.

Their last group stage game against Bayer Leverkusen was a win where they kept their qualification hopes alive.

Zenit St. Petersburg form: W-W-L-W-W

Zenit has the same group stage story has Monaco and will press for a win to claim at least the second spot in the table. Zenit has won both their games against Benfica and has drawn against Monaco at home. To qualify, this game is a must win for Zenit.

Zenit had to settle for a draw when Monaco visited them early in the group stages. This time around they need to get something solid from the fixture to keep their hopes alive.

Key players

AS Monaco: Dimitar Berbatov

The stylish forward was an instant hit last January and has carried the load of scoring goals after the departure of Radamel Falcao impressively.

Zenit St. Petersburg: Axel Witsel

The Belgian midfielder needs to be at his best against the French side, his awareness and vision needs to be top quality.

Betting Advice

Zenit (3.0 with bet365) haVE players of good calibre and Monaco (2.63 at BetVictor) surely won’t have it easy against the Russians.

The setup of both teams will play part and the intent to win too. Even if the game goes to a draw, Monaco will proceed it and Zenit will crash out. With the Russian’s going for the win I think over 2.5 goals will be scored in the game and BetVictor are offering a value price of 2.4 for that.

Best Bet:
Over2.5 goals at 2.5 with BetVictor