UNICS vs Zenit. The main match of December in VTB United League

On December 11, 2022, UNICS Kazan will host Zenit St. Petersburg. This is the match of the 16th round of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2022/23. The meeting will take place on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in the capital of Tatarstan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Zenit


The Kazan club is in second place in the championship. He has 13 wins in 15 matches of the VTB United League 2022/23. UNICS has lost only to CSKA this season. In principle, this is acceptable, so the performance of the team in the competition can be called close to ideal. Note that in early October, the club from Tatarstan has already beaten guys from St. Petersburg on their territory.

In the last match against Enisey, Macon was very good. He had his most productive meeting at VTB. Daryl has 27 points into the opponent's basket (100% accuracy on two-point shots (nine out of nine) and five out of seven from behind the arc). In addition, the defender made three passes and showed an efficiency of 32 points, having spent just under 29 minutes on the floor.

In the October game against St. Petersburg as part of UNICS, the best on the floor were: Dimitrievich, Reynolds, Labery, Brown and Hunter. Perhaps the bet should be made again on these guys, because why repair something that works well?


In the last meson, "blue-white-blue" took the title for the first time in their history. Now they would like to protect him, but it will be difficult to do so, although Zenith is coming strong. Now he is third in the league table with a balance of 12/2. Petrograders lost in matches against CSKA and UNICS. It turns out that Zenit is good, but it is not the best in the current VTB United League? You should not hang labels, but that's exactly what it looks like.

Zenit warmed up well before this meeting at PARMA (91:60). Ertel scored 27 points in that game and completed six assists. Homsley threw 17 points into the ring for the opponent, assisted the partners four times and collected seven balls on the shield. Kulagin made nine rebounds, and he also has five passes and six points. St. Petersburg has a lot of bright personalities in the roster, but you should understand that it will be much more difficult to show your skills with UNICS, with all due respect to the defensive skills of Perm.

UNICS vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

In the 2022/23 season, the teams have already sorted things out in the VTB United League. UNICS won that match away with a score of 82:79. Earlier in the summer, St. Petersburg upset Kazan in a friendly match (75:67). In the VTB League 2021/22, the clubs competed six times. First, they crossed twice in the regular season (both matches went to the asset of the team from the banks of the Neva). Then Zenit won the series against UNICS in the semifinals (3:1).

Odds from download 1xbet

A very interesting match-up between roughly equal opponents, judging by the standings. The bookmakers don't see a clear favourite in the upcoming meeting, although there is a slight edge in favour of Kazan. For the home team they give 1.60, while the away team's win is priced at 2.25. The odds on Total Under 160.5 are 1.88. A breakthrough of this scoreline is also worth 1.88. Betting on Handicap 1 (-3) is multiplied by 1.77. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA is consistently good. It has a deep squad that has stood the test of time. There aren't many newcomers on the team, and they fit in well with the roster. That's not the case for UNICS. A lot of basketball players came in during the summer. They're very good, but they need time to get used to it. That's an incredibly important moment in a battle against strong opponents. CSKA will win (Win 2). The win will not be too big, but the fans won't need Validol at the end of the match either - a handicap of 2 (-6). Kazan will again do a good job defensively, making the overall score of the battle relatively low (Total less than 167.5).

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