MBA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Table neighbors match in VTB United League

On December 12, in Moscow, IBA and Lokomotiv-Kuban will sort things out in the 16th round of the VTB United League. The game will take place in the sports complex "Krylatskoye" (Moscow).

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on MBA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


The tournament rookie has ten wins in 15 matches. The result is very cool. This is the fourth place right now in the VTB United League 2022/23 table. It cannot be said that the guys from the MBA are perfect, but they are good, skillful, hardworking, motivated, and so on, and there are not even foreign players in the club. It turns out that Russian basketball is alive, but that's a completely different story.

Yes, the Muscovites lost in the season already to CSKA, UNICS, Zenit, Avtodor and PARMA. Rivalries with the first three teams just mentioned can be attributed to a big difference in class. If we talk about misfires from Perm and Saratov, then they happened, perhaps against the background of fatigue. In those periods, the MBA had difficult periods in the calendar. In general, it must be said that the capital club became the opening of the season in VTB 2022/23. Everyone will have to reckon with this team. She cannot be underestimated.


At the start of the season, the club looked unusually weak. It is possible that a large renewal of the composition played a role here. Whatever it was, but the "railroad" gradually managed to rectify the situation. Now they are on the fifth line in the VTB United League table with a balance of 9/6. So far, it’s average for such a team of this level, but it accelerates, and this is the main thing, because the road will be mastered by the walking one.

Andrey Martyuk got into the extreme symbolic top five of the tour. In the last match, he scored 12 points, made seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks. Beautiful and varied statistics. It should be noted that this is not the first time Andriy has been included in the Team of the Week. The guy is really good, and he shows consistently high level basketball. It is also worth emphasizing that in addition to him, Loko has many more quality players.

MBA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

On October 3, 2022, the teams played a match within the first round of the current season of the VTB United League. It was the only meeting of the teams so far. She passed in Krasnodar. Capital basketball players achieved success in it (86:73), taking three game segments (23:19; 18:13; 24:19 and 22:23).

Game Totals Prediction

IBA basketball players believe in themselves and are not afraid of anyone. "Loko have not yet reached their former high level. The hosts will take this battle without fear in their eyes and will try to be number one on the floor. In the end they will win (Win 1) in a heated battle that will last almost until the final siren - a handicap of 1 (-3). Both teams will make a lot of unnecessary mistakes out of a great desire to win, which will affect the overall score of the match by making it relatively low. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

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