This is possibly Russia's biggest fixture. Last years Russian Premier League winners CSKA Moscow face current leaders Zenit. CKSA's start to the season has been poor compared to that made by their electric rivals.
Zenit starting XI
Lodygin, Smolnikov, Lombaerts, Luis Neto, Criscito, Witsel, Zyryanov (C), Shirokov, Arshavin, Danny, Hulk
CSKA starting XI
Chepchugov, Nababkin, Ignashevic (C), Schennikov, Berezutski, Honda, Tosic, Wernbloom, Milanov, Musa, Zuber
CSKA have a few injuries, most noticeably being Doumbia and Elm but to add to their struggle club captain Akinfeev is on the bench. Zenit's most noticeable missing figure is Kerzhakov who is on the bench, Kerzhakov recently became the all time top scorer in Russian Football.
Zenit currently sit atop of the Russian Premier League having amassed an impressive 29 points from their opening 12 games. In contrast, CSKA are a 5th on 21 points, and have so far lost three games.
Predicted score Zenit 2-0 CSKA.
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