Club Brugge play host to Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday night at Jan Breydel Stadion knowing that victory is required if they wish to qualify for the Champions League last 16.

Both of these teams are in a decent position in their domestic league tables, even though Zenit are out of contention to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages, having picked up just one point from four games.

However, Brugge head into this contest aware that a point will be enough to secure Europa League football after Christmas.

Head to Head

FC Zenit and Club Brugge had never faced each other in a competitive game before the Belgium outfit 2-1 away win at St. Petersburg in October.

Injury Update & Team News

Artem Dzyuba is an injury doubt and Dejan Lovren is suspended for accumulating yellow cards, while former Barcelona winger Malcom ruled out from the encounter for Zenit.

Club Brugge coach Paul Clement will be Matej Mitrovic is sidelined, while Simon Deli, Federico Ricci and David Okereke are doubts.

Super Eagles star Emmanuel Dennis was disciplined by the club and missed last week’s meeting with Borussia Dortmund, but was used off the bench at the weekend and may return to the starting XI here.

Betting Tips

Our expert tipster partners at BetPay are predicting a double chance bet on Krasnodar win or draw on 1.24 odds, while an away win or draw victory goes at 1.90.

This should be another open match in Belgium with both sides expected to find the back of the net with odds are 1.65 on BetPay.

Club Brugge tip to get the three-point in matchday five of the Champions League with odds goes at 2.00. with another possible outcome is over 2.5 at 1.70.

Prediction: Club Brugge 2-1 Zenit St Petersburg, for high stakes, this is a pretty cool option which an odd of 9.40 odds attached to it.

 

 

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