UNICS vs CSKA. Final rehearsal?

Kazan UNICS will host CSKA Moscow on February 15 in the match of the winners stage of the VTB United League 2022/23. The game will take place under the dome of the Basket Hall sports complex in the capital of Tatarstan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs CSKA


Kazan lost in the regular championship of the VTB United League 2022/23 only to the "soldiers". There they took second place. Then the team successfully started the stage of winners. At the moment when CSKA unexpectedly stumbled with Zenit, UNICS got a chance to get closer to the Muscovites, but they also managed to lose to Loko. Kazan is still behind the "army" by two positive results. We need a head-to-head win. It will be difficult, but we must try, because with a high degree of probability UNICS and CSKA will meet in the final of the tournament. You have to learn to beat the favorites.

In the regular season of the VTB United League 2022/23, Kazan managed to cause a lot of problems for the "army team" on their territory, moving that game into overtime, and now their opponent has slowed down a bit. You need to take full advantage of this. UNICS has performers who can decide moments both alone and working together. If these guys have a game, then everything can work out.


Recently, the "soldiers" lost their first match of the season, but this does not mean at all that they have surrendered. CSKA underestimated Zenit and was punished for their slackness. Now the capital's basketball players are sportingly angry and ready to take everyone out of their way.

What happened in the battle with the Petersburgers? Failed implementation. Zenit closed the snipers of Muscovites, and that was the way to success. This moment was especially strong in throws from behind the arc. If the "blue-white-blue" managed to neutralize the main weapon of the Muscovites, then UNICS can do the same. It is worth remembering this, and having a back-up plan if this alignment is implemented by Kazan.

CSKA has enough stars in each of the positions, but new ideas are needed. Opponents are gradually learning to adapt to the club. It's time to surprise them and regain complete self-confidence.


History of the confrontation

The teams already have two general matches from the main stage of the VTB United League. They took place in October and December 2022. In both of them, success was on the side of the “army”. In autumn they were more convincing at home (92:79), and in winter on the opponent's territory (95:93 in overtime after 84:84). In ten extreme battles of the pair -7:3 according to positive results in favor of the Muscovites.

Odds from download 1xbet

CSKA is stable and powerful. They are the favourites for the bookies. Only 1.33 is given for a Muscovite win. Kazan's success is priced at 3.3. The odds on Total Under (174.5) are 1.78. They'll pay 1.97 for exceeding that point ceiling. A win by UNICS in the first half is priced at 2.94. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The teams can score, and they'll do just that in this encounter, with Total More (174.5) thrilling the crowd. In the end, UNICS's chutzpah will prevail over CSKA (Win 1), the team's decisive run in the first half, taking their opponent by surprise (2.94). "The Army Men will sensationally lose their second game in the VTB United League 2022/23.

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