Real have had a shit run and have had very bad form, their most recent 3-4 loss to Sevilla at home resulting in Schuster getting the sack. They have a long list of injuries with the likes of Ruud, Sneijder, Pepe, Heinze (cunt), Miguel Torres and Ruben de la Red all out. However, Zenit have shown that they are not capable of finishing chances off at all in their games in the Champions League. I think that Real Madrid players will have the new manager syndrome and the players will be very motivated for this match to impress their new coach, Juande Ramos, and he'll get off to a winning start before their crunch match against league rivals Barcelona. After all, Ramos is great in cup competitions and well respected in the La Liga.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Real Madrid -0/0.5 @ 1.900 = $9.50