Nizhny Novgorod vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Candidates match for the playoffs of the VTB United League

Nizhny Novgorod and Lokomotiv Kuban will play on October 27 as part of the regular season of the VTB United League 2022/23.  The meeting will take place on the basketball court of the Nagorny cultural and entertainment complex in Nizhny Novgorod. The stands of the arena can accommodate up to 5600 spectators.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Nizhny Novgorod vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

Nizhny Novgorod

With a balance of 3/2, the team is currently on the fifth line in the tournament table. Nizhny Novgorod began the season very cheerfully. In the opening match, they defeated Yenisei in overtime (90:82 after 67:67), and then broke Avtodor (71:69). After that, the HH basketball players lost their rhythm and lost twice in a row. First they lost to UNICS (57:75), and then to Samara (52:90). In the last match of the tournament, Nizhny Novgorod managed to break a series of misfires, having achieved success against Astana (80:60).

There are more victories than defeats, but one cannot fail to note the quality of opponents in past meetings. Of the TOPs, only UNICS is here. It turns out that all the difficulties are still ahead and "the glass is half empty." By the way, the "railroaders" are an excellent example of a serious opponent in the tournament.


Krasnodar residents are trying to survive the impending crisis. Loko is in trouble right now. After five matches, the "railwaymen" are in ninth place with a balance of 2/3. It's near the playoff zone and everything seems to be going well. On the other hand, there are only 12 teams in the tournament this year, and Astana, currently ranked 11th in the table, is only one win behind.

Lokomotiv-Kuban beat only Samara (79:70) and PARMA in overtime (92:85 after 75:75) in the current championship draw, while it managed to lose to MBA (73:86), CSKA (64:84) and UNICS ( 75:83). Note that the southerners score a little. On average, they give the opponent a little over 76 points per match, conceding more than 81. At the same time, it must be said that Loko lost their matches to rivals from the TOP-4 of the competition today.

Nizhny Novgorod vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

In the last VTB United League, the clubs beat each other once. First, the Nizhny Novgorod team took their match at home in overtime with a score of 108:104 after 82:82. Then Krasnodar got a powerful revenge at home - 97:70. In ten extreme battles of the clubs - 7:3 on positive results in favor of the "railroad".

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers seem to have forgotten that Loko is traditionally the leader of the VTB United League and do not see Krasnodar as the favorites of the match. For winning the "railroad" pay 2.016. The victory of HH is estimated at 1.89. The odds on Total under 149.5 is 1.96. Overcoming this bar costs 1.94. Bets on Away 2 (-4.5) are multiplied by 2.71. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Nizhny Novgorod keeps afloat to a large extent because they have a simple schedule at the start of the season. Lokomotiv, on the other hand, is behind the battles with the majority favorite of the tournament, so further they will gradually add to the table. The guests will win the upcoming match without any problems, but the total score of the meeting will be relatively small, the low performance of both teams, which is taking place at the moment, will affect.

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