Celtic vs Zenit St Petersburg Preview

Celtic vs Zenit St Petersburg

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Celtic Park

Date: 15th February 2018

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

This game presents another opportunity for Celtic to show their European credentials.

The Bhoys have lost their local unbeaten record but they still remain 8 points clear at the top and are more than likely going to win another league title barring a late season collapse.

Celtic are coming up against a very impressive Zenith side who finished unbeaten in their Europa League group and are also 2nd in the Russian Premier League table.

Celtic have never faced Zenith before but they have an enviable record against Russia Opponents, losing just once, winning three times and playing out two draws in 6 encounters.

Celtic have won five of their last six games ahead of this match, while Zenith have four wins, one draw and one loss on their own form guide.

Zenith have been involved in games where both teams scored in 4 of their last six games and that is also the case for 3 of Celtic’s last six games.

Scott Sinclair is Celtic’s top scorer in Europe with 6 strikes, while Kokorin has scored 8 for the visitors.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Celtic

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Kilmarnock 1-0 Celtic 3 Feb, 2018 Scottish Premiership
W Celtic 3-1 Heart of Midlothian 30 Jan, 2018 Scottish Premiership
W Celtic 1-0 Hibernian 27 Jan, 2018 Scottish Premiership
W Partick Thistle 1-2 Celtic 23 Jan, 2018 Scottish Premiership
W Celtic 5-0 Brechin City 20 Jan, 2018 Scottish Cup

Zenit St Petersburg

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Terek Grozny 0-0 Zenit St Petersburg 11 Dec, 2017 Russian Premier League
W Real Sociedad 1-3 Zenit St Petersburg 7 Dec, 2017 UEFA Europa League
W Zenit St Petersburg 2-1 Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast 2 Dec, 2017 Russian Premier League
L Spartak Moscow 3-1 Zenit St Petersburg 27 Nov, 2017 Russian Premier League
W Zenit St Petersburg 2-1 Vardar 23 Nov, 2017 UEFA Europa League

H2H

No previous meetings between these two sides.

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