The Russian Premier League is a long haul. It's 18 months long because of the enormous winter break. It started this weekend which is almost a month before most European leagues get underway. Zenit Saint Petersburg are the current champions but who will win the RPL this season?
Zenit ran away with the championship last season and nobody could catch them. Since then they have barely added to the squad but neither have they lost anyone. This shouldn't be a problem though as they haven't delved into the market for a few seasons now. They have the best defence in the league and their front six complement each other perfectly. I their opening game they walked over Amkar Perm with a 2-0 victory. It was a very comfortable victory as Amkar failed to break Zenit's solid defence. Kerzhakov scored both of the goals and his Euro 2012 performance looks to be behind him.