Zenit vs Nizhny Novgorod. Match of the reigning champion of the VTB United League

St. Petersburg Zenit will host Nizhny Novgorod on November 7 in the eighth round of the VTB United League 2022/23. The meeting will take place on the basketball court of the Sibur Arena sports complex.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Zenith vs Nizhny Novgorod


The team from St. Petersburg last season became the champion of the VTB United League for the first time in its history. Now she wants to defend the title, but so far it looks like she won't succeed. In the current draw, Zenit started with a defeat from UNICS, then he got four wins in a row. Consistently were destroyed: Avtodor, Yenisei, Samara and Tsmoki-Minsk. In the last round of the championship, the Blue-White-Blues were beaten by CSKA basketball players.

There is a feeling that the current state of Zenit basketball players is such that they are not able to stop powerful competitors in the VTB United League. I am glad that the meetings with all of them in the first round are over. Further, you just need to take victories and wait for misfires from those who go higher in the table. Now Zenit is third in the overall standings of the competition.

Ertel is the second passer of the championship (average 7.7 per match). Solomon manages to collect a little more than six balls on the shield during this period. In general, everyone expects more activity from the leaders of St. Petersburg. The roster of the team from the banks of the Neva is full of professionals of the highest standard. They should show themselves brighter.

Nizhny Novgorod

With a balance of 4/3, the team is in seventh place in the competition table. Not a bad result. In principle, Samara, which occupies the fourth line here, has the same difference in victories and defeats. Nizhny Novgorod has already managed to beat in the VTB United League 2022/23: Yenisei, Avtodor, Astana and Lokomotiv. Defeats were in matches with: UNICS, Samara and MBA.

Love is ranked fourth in the competition in scoring points per match (15.7 on average). Khvostov makes about five passes per game, Strebkov - three. Gankevich is the best rebounder in Nizhny Novgorod (5.3). Baburin, Salash, Love and Khvostov collectively intercept the ball a little more than seven times on average per meeting. In this component, HH is incredibly good in the 2022/23 League.

Zenit vs Nizhny Novgorod

History of the confrontation

Five extreme matches in a pair were left for St. Petersburg. In the last VTB United League, they first got a positive result at home with a score of 90:74, and later repeated it on the road (80:74). Nizhny Novgorod beat Zenit for the last time in October 2019. In the ten most recent battles of the teams - 7:3 in terms of victories in favor of basketball players from St. Petersburg.

Odds from download 1xbet

The reigning VTB United League champion is in decent form, and the bookmakers believe in him. Zenit only pay 1.15 for a win. Bets on Victory 2 are multiplied by 9.3. The odds on Total Under 157.5 are 1.89. The odds are also 1.89 to beat that point ceiling. If you take a handicap of 1 (-20), you can increase your bank by 1.72 times. An individual Total 2 Over (68.5) is priced at 1.9. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Nizhny Novgorod is good at a certain level in the VTB United League, but not against the tournament leaders. The home team will win by a landslide (Victory 1) without any intrigue, a handicap of 1 (-12). The guests love and know how to score points, they will not give up until the final siren, trying to catch up with the opponent and they will definitely get their 69 points - Total 2 More (68.5). In the end, all this will lead to comparatively big numbers on the scoreboard - Total More (157.5).

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