VENUE: Standion Krestovskyi
Zenit St.Peterburg host Real Sociedad in the UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE both sides keen to get a result in group L second round of matches.
The hosts would be targeting to continue with their red-hot form that saw them trounce Vardar Skopje 5-0 away from home in their opening UEL fixture and consolidate a home win in front of their ever demanding faithful.
The Russian outfit are unbeaten in their last five matches coming into the clash managing three victories and two draws in their last five matches coming into the match.
Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini charges are buoyed by their 3-0 win over Ufa coming into the match as they currently sit on the summit of the Russian premier league.
The hosts sit on the summit of the group with three points from one match.
Real Sociedad travel to Russia hoping to sneaky away with the maximum points in what will prove to be a tricky trip in game two of group L if the UEL.
The visitors will be aiming to build on their 4-0 home demolition of Rosenborg in their opening UEL fixture and down the inform hosts.
The Spanish outfit are currently in fine form coming into the clash winning all their last five matches save for their 3-1 home humiliation by Real Madrid in their latest fixture.
The visitors are currently second of group L with three points but one goal less than their hosts in the UEL and are fifth in the domestic league with nine points from four matches.
The two sides will be meeting for the first time in history in a competitive match.
Zenit probable line-up- Lunev, Smolnikov, Ivanovic, Mammana, Criscito, Paredes, Eroshkin, Shatov, Kuzyaev,Dirussi, Kokorin
Real Sociedad probable line-up- Rulli, Odriozola, Rodrigues, Elustondo, Navas, Illaremendi, Zurutuza, Canales, Prieto, Juanmi, Vela