UNICS vs Nizhny Novgorod. An easy victory for Kazan?

UNICS will play on January 30 with Nizhny Novgorod. This is the first match of the teams within the winners' stage of the VTB United League 2022/23. The game will be hosted by the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Nizhny Novgorod


Kazan in the current season is impressive. They finished the regular championship of the VTB United League with a balance of 20/2. UNICS lost in the championship only to CSKA. Extremely worthy numbers and an application for participation in the final. Ideally, you need to win the winners' stage, but taking into account the power of the “soldiers”, it would be acceptable to be second here, but not lower. You need to get down to business right away, since there is also Zenit (the current champion), Loko coming to his senses and impudent guys from the MBA who are not afraid of anything or anyone.

Nizhny Novgorod is not an outsider in the winners' stage, but the club is definitely not up to UNICS in terms of its level. Kazan should not experience any problems in the match. They are obliged to endure Nizhny Novgorod, not even working to their maximum. Daryl Macon became UNICS' hero in the last game of the regular season and made the tournament's Team of the Week after that. He scored 16 points, made four assists, made three interceptions and scored a couple of rebounds. Effective and most useful. We emphasize that there are plenty of such bright personalities in the club.

Nizhny Novgorod

The club has always been strong by the standards of the VTB United League. This season, he proves it once again to everyone. Nizhny Novgorod finished the regular season in fourth place, defeating the guys from the MBA (88:55) in the last round, which everyone admires. Alexander Gankevich was very good in this game and after it was awarded a place in the symbolic top five of the tour. In addition, in this meeting, NN basketball players set their own record in terms of defense reliability. In the next round, the team walks confidently and in a positive mood.

On the road against UNICS it will be difficult. Opponent surpasses Nizhny Novgorod, perhaps, in everything. How to act in such a case? HH basketball players are good at defending. It is possible that it will be necessary to work with the opponent from a strict defense.

UNICS vs Nizhny Novgorod

History of the confrontation

The teams have already met three times this season. Their first two matches in the VTB League 2022/23 went to Kazan's advantage (75:57 away and 86:71 at home). Another team battle took place in the Russian Cup. Here the inhabitants of Nizhny Novgorod were stronger (81:72). In ten extreme rivalries of clubs - 8:2 on positive results in favor of UNICS. These games fall on the period from 2019 to 2023.

Odds from download 1xbet

Kazan are a real force in the VTB United League 2022/23. Everyone is waiting for them in the final, so the bookmakers believe in them. The odds on Win 1 are only 1.08. Win 2 pays 7.8. Bets on Total Under (154.5) are multiplied by 1.97. If you take Total Over (154.5), you can increase your pot by 1.78 times. Handicap 1 (-14.5) is valued at 1.76. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

UNICS is incredibly strong this season. They have to reach the finals and fight with CSKA almost as equals. The Nizhny Novgorod club has no chance in this game. The home team will predictably win by a handicap of 1(-14.5). The visitors won't be able to put up a fight, but they will try to stop the opponent with their full defensive line. We expect a relatively low total score by the final siren - Total Under (154.5).

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