PARMA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Match of teams stuck at the bottom of the standings

On October 18 USK Molot in Perm will become a place of showdown for basketball clubs PARMA and Lokomotiv-Kuban. This is the second home game for Perm in the VTB United League 2022/23. In the first, a season attendance record was set among all participants in the competition.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on PARMA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


The team started the season with a confident guest victory over the Tsmoki-Minsk club (77:48). The defense of the Permians in that battle was simply impeccable. Then PARMA lost at home to Zenit (60:65), and then to Astana in Kazakhstan (72:84). So far, this is the sixth line, but any next misfire, in a certain scenario, can throw the team immediately to the penultimate / last place in the championship table.

PARMA is not hopeless. She just needs to gather her thoughts and strength. The opponent in the next match is serious, but he is not in the best shape. It is required to squeeze the maximum out of the situation and get the most important victory for yourself.


The club has been a member of the Russian basketball elite in recent years. Like all our other giants, Loko suffered in the spring and lost most of its legionnaires, who were leaders. We managed to sign someone for a replacement, but this is still a little different from what it was before.

In the VTB United League 2022/23, the Kuban team started with a home defeat from MBA, who plays in the tournament as a rookie, with a score of 73:86. In the second game of the championship, the "railwaymen" got a victory on their territory in the battle with Samara (79:70), which also spends its first season in VTB. Then the southerners again stumbled with CSKA in Krasnodar (64:84). In total, the club is now in ninth place out of 12 possible with a balance of 1/2. It's very close to the last line.

Now Lokomotiv goes to its first away game of the season. It will be difficult, because fans in Perm know how to support their own. In addition, the physical and psychological forms of the Kuban at the moment leave much to be desired.

PARMA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

The clubs had a chance to compete five times last season. First, they fought twice in the regular season of the VTB United League (both of these matches were won by Krasnodar), then they fought in the quarterfinals of the playoffs of the tournament. The locomotive took that series with a score of 3:0. Earlier, the "railroad" got another positive result in a pair. PARMA was stronger than Muscovites for the last time in December 2020. Prior to that, Loko went on another powerful series of victories over the Permians, which consisted of 11 matches.

Odds from download 1xbet

The Railroaders have traditionally been the pair's favourites, but their faltering early-season basketball changes a lot. Bookmakers give 1.77 for a PARMA win. Lokomotiv's success costs 2.07. The odds on Total under 153 is 1.88. Breaking through this ceiling of points is estimated with the same figures. Bets on handicap 1 (-2) are multiplied by 1.92. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Loko was mired in the problems of the forced restructuring of the team, which had to be carried out quickly, but it did not work out. PARMA will take advantage of the situation and win by exploiting the opponent's weaknesses and playing strictly defensively. The game itself will be equal, with a fight, a lot of marriage - Under (153) and a valid ending - handicap 1 (-2).

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