12 Feb 17:05
Full Time Result -> Zenit St Petersburg at odds 3.85
The Europa League (EL) returns this week as Fenerbahçe take on Zenit St. Petersburg in the ?ükrü Saraco?lu Stadium. It’ll be important for the home side to build a lead to take back to Russia, and they should be confident of achieving that. They haven’t lost at home in the EL proper in their previous 11 fixtures (W8, D3).In this season's competition, they claimed seven points at home on the way to qualifying as Group C winners (W2, D1). Impressively, they kept a clean sheet in all three of those matches.Zenit travel to Turkey having failed to win any of their seven previous European away games (D2. L5). Scoring goals has become an issue for the Russian side away from St. Petersburg. Including qualifying rounds, they have played five EL away games this season and failed to score more than one goal in any of those trips abroad.This is the first meeting between these two sides, yet Fenerbahçe are previously unbeaten in Istanbul against Russian visitors (W2, D2). Zenit have played just one European fixture against a side in Turkey, that was 1-1 draw with Be?ikta? in 2005/06.