CSKA vs Samara. Will the unbeaten run of the hosts in the VTB United League continue?

CSKA and Samara will sort out basketball relations in the 16th round of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2022/23. The meeting will take place on December 13 at the site of the Krylatskoye sports complex in the capital of Russia.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Samara


In 15 games of the VTB United League this season, CSKA has 15 wins. The perfect alignment, and a huge bid for the championship. Over the summer, the “army team” greatly shook up their squad, soundly unloading the payroll, and, as it turns out, they only became stronger.

The home match against Samara needs to be picked up. The opponent has nothing that can stop the victorious march of the Muscovites in the championship. CSKA can only come up with problems for itself. If we exclude the underestimation of the strength of the opponent, then everything will be fine. How to proceed in the next match? You need to work in the usual way. You can run attacks a little more actively in order to please your native audience, but you can’t flirt.

In the last round, CSKA humiliated Minsk on the road. The team allowed the Belarusians to score only 66 points and smashed their defense. The final score is 101:66. Among the winners, it is worth highlighting: Kurbanova (15 points and five rebounds), Ukhova (13 points in the opponent's ring), Astapkovich (12/5), Davidovac (12/6), Jean-Charles (12) and Mura (10). Very powerful, and this is taking into account the fact that Shved and Milutinov received rest in this match.


With a balance of 6/9, the team is now seventh in the standings of the competition. Being in the playoff zone should please, but this is the bottom of the final protocol. Samara has seen a decline in recent years. In the last six matches, the club has only one victory. Also in this segment there is a draw with Khimki in the Cup of Russia, and everyone now understands that the Moscow Region team today is not at all the same as it was before.

Knight Marcos is fifth in the 2022/23 VTB United League scorers competition (16.9 per match). Ennis James is gaining about 14 points per meeting, Theodore Jordan - 12.4. These are three rays of light for the Samara residents in the pitch darkness of defeats that overtook them. Thanks to the aforementioned legionnaires, the team still manages to maintain a positive point difference. Departure to Moscow does not bode well for the team.

CSKA vs Samara

History of the confrontation

On October 3, 2022, their first joint meeting took place in the history of the teams. It was held as part of the current VTB United League season in Samara. Guests achieved success in it, confidently breaking the hosts (85:72). CSKA in that game took two quarters of the first half (25:16; 26:13: 21:24 and 13:19).

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA are many times more powerful than Samara. It's a fact, and there's nothing to argue or be offended by. The home team will win big on class, winning by 1 and a handicap of 1 (-12). They will be true to themselves and do a great job in the front line. The visitors will mark themselves out in the match and try to get in on the action. In the end, the total score in the meeting will be relatively high. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

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