Nizhny Novgorod vs Zenit. Battle of teams with an iron character

Nizhny Novgorod and Zenit will meet on February 13 in one of the matches of the winners' stage of the VTB United League 2022/23. The battle will take place on the site of the Nagorny sports complex.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Nizhny Novgorod vs Zenit

Nizhny Novgorod

In the regular championship of the VTB United League 2022/23, the team was in the shadow of CSKA, UNICS, Zenit and MBA, but in the final round of the round, the Nizhny Novgorod team declared themselves, defeating the arrogant newcomer of the season with a score of 88:55 and took the fourth line (13/9) . Further, in the winners' stage, Nizhny Novgorod lost to the aforementioned "army" and Kazan, but defeated Loko, who had risen from the ashes. In total, HH basketball players are now on the fourth line in the table, ahead of the “railroad” according to additional criteria.

What are the goals of the team in the winners stage? We must strive for more always and everywhere, but, objectively, here we need to fight for the fourth/fifth line. In this regard, so far everything is working out. With Zenit Nizhny Novgorod will try to play to win, but it will be very, very difficult. The opponent's class is incredibly high.


The club finished in the regular season of the VTB United League 2022/23 with a balance of 16/6 (third place). Unfortunately, a couple of extreme meetings in that round were lost. In the winners' stage, the Blue-White-Blues started with a loss to Loko. Three misfires in a row. This is almost a verdict, but the St. Petersburg team managed to turn the tide, beating first the MBA, and then CSKA. The victory over the "soldiers" is something special. This is the first defeat of Muscovites in the season.

Now Zenit is back in the fight for the title, and he is perceived as one of the favorites of the tournament. Pascual is a coaching genius. He managed to adequately overcome all the difficulties together with his wards. The team from the banks of the Neva will most likely finish in third place in the winners' stage, but you need to try to get UNICS in the table, which comes with a lead of four positive results. If St. Petersburg has such a desire, then you can no longer lose.

Karasev and Frazier entered the extreme symbolic team of the tour. They were good against CSKA. Sergey scored 11 points that evening and added four rebounds to them. Trent brought 15 points into the opponent's ring and distributed three assists to partners. Note that this was the American's debut match for Zenit.

Nizhny Novgorod vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

St. Petersburg beat Nizhny Novgorod twice in the main stage of the VTB United League 2022/23. They first did it at home last November (76:66) and then on the road the same month (72:67). Zenit is paired on a series of seven victories in a row. Nizhny Novgorod basketball players were stronger than the Blue-White-Blues for the last time in October 2019.

Odds from download 1xbet

Zenit is the favorite of the couple and it's pointless to argue here. Bookmakers are ready to give only 1.28 for his victory. The success of Nizhny Novgorod is estimated at 3.65. Total Under (156.5) is valued at 1.97. The odds for breaking this point ceiling is 1.78. Bets on Handicap 2 (-9.5) are multiplied by 2.07. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Zenit adds during the tournament. By the playoffs, he will be in incredible shape. If we talk about the situation here and now, then St. Petersburg has plenty of strength to break Nizhny Novgorod without any intrigues in the end - Lunch 2 and handicap 2 (-9.5). The team match will be held in the same vein as in the regular season. You should not expect a big score on the scoreboard - Total Under (156.5).

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