Liverpool v Zenit Betting: 10 Vital Statistics


10. Liverpool welcome Zenit for the second leg of their Europa League last 32 tie on Thursday. The Russian club holds a 2-0 advantage from the first leg and are 1.26 to go through to the next round.

9. Two goals in three minutes earned Zenit victory that night, and they are 25.00 to again win 2-0.

8. This is Liverpool’s fourth match against Russian opposition this season. They beat Anji Makhachkala at home in the group stage and are 1.62 to win again on Thursday.

7. Liverpool recorded their second 5-0 victory of 2013 against Swansea last weekend, keeping a clean sheet for the 15th time this season. The Reds are 3.00 to win without conceding.

6. Of the seven players to have scored for Liverpool in Europe this season, only Jonjo Shelvey has netted more than once (4). The midfielder is 2.65 to score another.

5. Zenit haven’t lost in six games, since a 3-0 away defeat to Dinamo Moscow in mid-November. A repeat scoreline would see Liverpool qualify and is available at 14.00.

4. Luis Suarez has converted just one of 13 attempts in the Europa League this season, but is match favourite at 1.80 to net again.

3. Brazilian striker Hulk opened the scoring for Zenit last week, only his fourth goal since joining the club for £39m in August. Hulk is 4.00 to score and 20.00 to net twice. Watch Hulk’s goal + highlights of the game below: 

2. Steven Gerrard scored his eighth goal of the season on Sunday, his second penalty of the campaign. The midfielder is 3.00 to score, with Liverpool 7.00 to net from the spot.

1. Stewart Downing has played the most minutes of European football for the Reds this season (617), 102 minutes more than any other Liverpool player. He has a 25% conversion rate and is 4.50 to net on Thursday.