Rubin Kazan-Zenit St Petersburg Betting Preview: Expect goals at both ends at the Tsentralnyi Stadion

Luciano Spalletti's men demonstrated the attacking qualities that made them last season's highest-scoring away side in their opening win and Al Hain-Cole expects more goals here
After securing an impressive 2-1 win away to Krasnodar in their opening fixture, Zenit are on their travels again on Sunday when they visit Rubin Kazan.

Despite having won the last three meetings between these sides, the hosts are slight outsiders at 2/1 (3.00) with Bet365 to mark their first home game of the season with a victory.

Luciano Spalletti’s men have lost just six of their last 59 Premier League away games and are favourites at 11/8 (2.38) to pick up maximum points from their first two outings of this campaign.

However, three of their last four games on the road have resulted in a draw, and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on the two sides cancelling each other out at the Tsentralnyi Stadion.

Wednesday’s win in Krasnodar proved that the Sine-Belo-Golubye are capable of scoring without Brazilian striker Hulk, who now looks set to join Monaco and they have now hit the back of the net in 10 of their last 11 league fixtures.

The visitors bagged more goals on the road than any other team in the division last season, and considering Kurban Berdyev’s side have only been denied three times in their last 19 games in front of their own fans, there should be no lack of goalmouth action.

A bet on both teams to score would have paid out in six of the last eight meetings between these opponents, as well as seven of their last 10 league fixtures combined, so seems to offer excellent value at odds of 5/6 (1.83) in this clash.

In fact, with Tatary having scored twice in four of their last five home games, odds of 7/4 (2.75) are well worth considering on them hitting the back of the net on two or more occasions themselves, in a bet that would also have paid out in six of their last eight encounters.

Both teams to score at 5/6 (1.83) with bet365
Rubin Kazan to score over 1.5 goals at 7/4 (2.75) with bet365

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