Lokomotiv-Kuban vs PARMA. Should we expect another sensation in the VTB United League?

On December 22, Lokomotiv Kuban will play against PARMA in the 18th round of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2022/23. The meeting will be hosted by the Basket Hall arena in Krasnodar.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv-Kuban vs PARMA


The Railwaymen are currently fifth in the VTB League 22/23 table. They have nine wins and eight losses. In the last two matches, the Kuban lost. This fact is depressing. It is desirable to win in the near future so that the series of failures does not drag on. Note that Lokomotiv lost in recent meetings to serious opponents (CSKA and MBA). It is possible that the southerners do not have any crisis, but there is simply a difference in class between the teams in the VTB United League. If so, then there is no need to worry about the battle against PARMA.

Jaylen Barford is in great shape right now. It is worth waiting for an active game ahead of him. In general, the team has enough high-class performers who can be lit on the floor on December 22. Loko will play first and strictly to win. There are no other options here. The team needs positive results to try to catch up in the championship table.


The team is seventh in the final protocol of the tournament with a balance of 7/10. Not so long ago, Permiaks interrupted a long series of failures. In the last two rounds they beat Minsk (85:62) and Astana (94:74). It seems to be not bad, but note that a couple of the above-mentioned teams occupy the last two lines in the final protocol of the VTB United League 2022/23.

Pokhodyaev entered the top five of the round after the battle with the Kazakhs. In that game, he scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made a couple of assists for partners. At the same time, it should be understood that the level of opponents in the battle was not too high, with all due respect to them. There are doubts that Danila or one of his comrades will play such bright basketball, for example, against Loko.

Departure to Krasnodar will be difficult. If you manage to win, it will be very cool, if there is a defeat, then there is nothing wrong with that, since the opponent is clearly more skilled than PARMA. Partly, there is a lack of undue pressure on basketball players. This is a good plus, although it does not guarantee anything.

Lokomotiv-Kuban vs PARMA

History of the confrontation

On October 18, 2022, the teams have already met in the current VTB season. the battle took place in Perm and dragged on until overtime (75:75). In extra time, the guests put the squeeze on the opponent (92:85). At the moment, Loko are paired on a series of seven victories in a row. PARMA was stronger than the "railroad" last time in December 2020.

Odds from download 1xbet

For the bookmakers, Loko are the favourites to win the battle. The home team is priced at 1.34, while the away team is priced at 3.32. The odds on Total Under 162.5 are 1.832. The price of breaking this point bar is 1.93. Bets on Handicap 1 (-6) are multiplied by 1.73. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

This is a battle of teams of different calibres. Lokomotiv are outclassing their opponents in this close game by every measure. The home team will take the initiative at the starting whistle and not relinquish it to their opponents for even a moment. The visitors will put up stiff resistance, but they can only avoid a rout by winning 1 and handicapping 1 (-6). Both teams sometimes have problems with the realization of chances, so it makes sense to bet on Total less than 162.5 as well.

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