Match Preview: Zenit St. Petersburg V RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig travel to Russia to take on Zenit St. Petersburg looking to maintain top spot in group G on match day four. Zenit can overtake their opponents if they can manage a victory which they are yet to achieve over the German side (D1, L2) after Leipzig won the reverse fixture 2-1. 

Leipzig come into the game full of confidence after their 8-0 hammering of Mainz in their last match in the Bundesliga. As for Zenit they remain three points clear at the top of the Russian premier league following a 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow. 

Match stats

Zenit have only managed two wins in their nine meetings against Bundesliga sides at home (D2 L5) 

All previous meetings between the two sides have ended with both teams finding the net. 

RB Leipzig are yet to keep a clean sheet in any of their nine Champions League fixtures since their debut in the tournament. 

Team News

Zenit will be without defender Emanuel Mammana and winger Malcom with both missing out through injury. 

Leipzig have their own injury issues with Ibrahima Konate, Hannes Wolf, Patrick Schick and Tyler Adams all out. Willy Orban, Ademola Lookman, Kevin Kampl are also doubts. 

Key Players

Zenit will look to Sardar Azmoun with the Iranian striker having scored two in his last three European appearances. 

Leipzig’s main man will undoubtedly be striker Timo Werner, The German has two goals in three games so far and will be full of confidence after a hat-trick last time out against Mainz. 

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