Malcom is unlikely to recover from injury in time to face Benfica on Wednesday.
Zenit have re-signed Aleksandr Kokorin following his release from prison but he lacks match fitness and won’t feature any time soon.
Sardar Azmoun and Sebastián Driussi are both back at full fitness to boost Zenit’s offensive options.
Adel Taarabt was sent off for Benfica at the weekend but is free to play here if selected.
Carlos Vinicius returned from injury at the weekend and came off the bench to score the winner.
Lubomir Fejsa came off at half-time at the weekend and is in doubt here. With Florentino Luís sidelined, Andreas Samaris may be required in central midfield.
Benfica have plenty of options in attack and tend to rotate their front pair.
Zenit earned a good point away to Lyon in their Champions League opener, while Benfica lost 2-1 at home to RB Leipzig.
Zenit are unbeaten in their last six home matches in all competitions, while Benfica have won three in a row on the road.
Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE