The Golden Boot race in Russia is perfectly poised ahead of the resumption of the league in the New Year. 19 matchdays have been played in the Russian Premier League and matchday 20 won’t be played until the end of February 2020. The Golden Boot race contenders have two months to prepare for the remainder of the football season in Russia. Two players from Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St. Petersburg are leading the race for the highest goalscorer at the end of the current season next summer. The two players have scored a big fraction of the goals that have propelled Zenit St. Petersburg to the top of the table as they bid to hold on to the title they won last season.

Zenit St. Petersburg have had a contrasting campaign in Europe this season after they finished bottom of their group in the Champions League with just a solitary point. Their league form is a complete opposite of their European form. Zenit have a four-point lead over CSKA Moscow at the top of the table as far as top flight football in Russia is concerned. They have won 12 and drawn five of their 19 league outings in this campaign.
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