Zenit vs Samara. Zenit unstoppable in pursuit of the VTB United League leaders?

On November 24, the basketball court of the Sibur Arena sports complex in St. Petersburg will host the match of the 12th round of the VTB United League 2022/23 between the local Zenit and Samara, which has come to visit.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Zenit vs Samara


Last season of the VTB United League the team became the champion for the first time in its history. It would be nice to now defend the title, but so far there is no talk of this. Zenit have two defeats in ten matches (third place). St. Petersburg lost to UNICS and CSKA, now going above them. In other victorious meetings, they looked quite worthy.

In the summer, the composition of the team from the banks of the Neva has changed, perhaps now it takes time for the basketball players to play as much as possible. No one doubts that the Blue-White-Blues will make it to the playoffs, but few now believe in their second title in a row in the tournament. The current Zenit, perhaps, is able to reach the semi-finals of the championship, and then as it turns out. We should not forget about the coaching gift of Pascual. The mentor runs the club very well. It may well be that in the near future the "blue-white-blue" will add more in terms of the game.

In the last match of the VTB League 2022/23, Zenit confidently beat MBA, which is going great this season. St. Petersburg did an excellent job, and this fight was called the battle of the week, although it felt like a battle between the championship leader and his middle peasants.


With a balance of 5/6, the team is now in sixth place in the VTB United League. The result is not bad, but it is worth noting that at the moment Samarans are going to have a protracted decline. They suffered three defeats in four extreme battles. Yes, the club's calendar is not the easiest during this period of the tournament, but you should not complain about this if there are plans to reach the playoffs.

How to act with Zenith, adjusted for your own condition? Night Marcos (17.7 per game) is in fourth place in points per game. It is possible that you can try to rely on his individual sniper skills ahead. He, plus Theodore Jordan and Reese Isaiah, are well assisted by partners. This might help too. Thomas Malcolm is able to reliably clean the shield, here he has a reliable friend - Ennis James, who is also good in this component. In general, you need to understand that there are clubs of very different calibers. Objectively, the guests have very little chance of a positive outcome.

Zenit vs Samara

History of the confrontation

The teams have two meetings in their common history. The first took place in 2016 in the semi-finals of the Russian Cup. In it, the victory was on the side of St. Petersburg (81:71 at home). The most recent battle of the clubs took place on October 24, 2022 as part of the current season of the VTB United League. In it, luck was again on the side of the "blue-white-blue" (82:70 on the road).

Odds from download 1xbet

Zenit, playing at home, are clear favourites for the battle. The bookmakers are only willing to give 1.12 for Victory 1. The odds are 6.6 for the visitors' victory. The odds on Total Under 155.5 are 1.832. Bets on overcoming this points bar are also multiplied by 1.91. If you bet on Handicap 1 (-15), you can increase your pot by 2.2 times. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Zenit will prove to be very inhospitable boys. The home team will smash their opponent and delight the crowd with a number of beautiful goals - Win 1 and Handicap 1 (-15). Samara will have no choice but to rise to the challenge and play open ball (Total over 155.5).

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