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In the last match of the sixth round of Group C on Tuesday evening at the stadium Louis II, against each other we can watch Monaco and Zenit. The odds for the game offered by the bookmaker Bet365 are as follows: 2.62 for a home win, 3.30 for the draw and 2.90 for the victory of the guests. The judge panel will be from Slovenia, as the chief referee of the match will be Damir Skomina. The last match between Monaco and Zenit was from the first round of the group at Petrovsky Stadium in Russia, ended with a goalless draw.
Monaco needs only one point to rank first in the tournament. The team is in the second place in the group with 8 points earned and just one point ahead of his upcoming opponent. Dimitar Berbatov and company will try to reflect on the season with a good match against Zenit, as in the French Ligue 1 are far behind the leaders. Main defender of Monaco - Ricardo Carvalho is suspended for the match. Ricardo Jardim cannot rely on the injured Layavin Kurzava, Andrea Ruggie and Jeffrey Kondogbia. After a good match against Toulouse in the last round of the championship, ended with a victory with 2:0, there will be little change in the starting eleven. Dimitar Berbatov is in good form with three goals in his last two games and will be the main danger to the guests of the stadium Louis II.
Zenit will travel to France with the idea of winning. The team is superior to all teams in the Russian Championship and at this moment is convincing leader of half of the season. Ranking of eighth-finals in the Champions League will celebrate the wonderful half of the season for the team of Andre Villas Boas. The victory against Benfica in the last round with 1:0, putted the Russians back in the fight for ranking first in the tournament. Portuguese specialist doesn’t have serious problems in the squad. There is only one injured player in the camp of Zenit - striker Aleksandr Kerzhakov. Domenico Criscito will return to the position of left back after missing the convincing victory over Krasnodar with 4:0 last weekend.
All eight of nine games of Monaco in the tournament ended with fewer than 2.5 goals and we expect that the match with Zenit will be the same. Both teams don’t show so much action and this will lead to few chances in the game. Our forecast is again under 2.5 goals in the match of the Louis II at odds of 1.57 at bet365.
The football prediction of the match Monaco vs. Zenit is under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.57 (bet365)