Zenit vs UNICS. A matter of principle or two-sided training?

Zenit will play with UNICS in St. Petersburg on March 26. This is the final match for the teams in the Winners' Stage of the VTB United League 2022/23. An example of a game is the Sibur Arena sports complex.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Zenit vs UNICS


The club was third at the finish line of the regular season. He will take the same place in the Winners' Stage. Everything is fine. In the playoffs, the St. Petersburg team will start their journey with a confrontation with the MBA. In the last five battles of the round, the St. Petersburg team has only one misfire. They are in good shape. Unfortunately, the Blue-White-Blues recently lost to Nizhny Novgorod in the Russian Cup final. The trophy was close, but it didn't work out.

Does Zenith need a fight with UNICS? More likely no than yes. A lot of energy was given in the Cup final. Before the start of the playoffs, you can have a little rest by playing with Kazan in training mode. Partly dishonest in relation to his audience, but she will understand and forgive everything. More recently, Thomas Ertel has recovered from his injury. The leader of the team has already taken to the floor after the restoration. There is a possibility that he will be involved in the upcoming meeting, but not too much. He's playing in the playoffs. Now they should not risk it, because there is no point in it.


According to the results of the regular season, the team took second place, losing only two matches to CSKA. In the Winners' Stage, Kazan also secured the second place in the table. In principle, everything is very good. Now we need to perform beautifully in the playoffs, where in the first round the opponents will be the best team from Group B (an excellent draw, with all due respect to the opponents from the Losers Stage). What are UNICS' goals for the season? Ideally, you need a trophy. This is the ultimate challenge. If we talk about the minimum, then this is the final. Ambitious, but the club is very well staffed and well played. He has the right to dream of the sublime.

UNICS will play real basketball with Zenit. Yes, this match is not important for him from a tournament point of view, but the coaching staff must see the potential of their players before the start of the knockout games. And yes, you need to cheer yourself up. In the last five meetings, Kazan has only one positive result.

Zenit vs UNICS

History of the confrontation

Kazan took two matches in the current regular season (82:79 away and 95:94 at home). Zenit achieved success in the first meeting of the teams within the framework of the Winners' Stage (80:69 in Kazan). In ten extreme battles, the pair - 7:3 according to positive results in favor of the team from the banks of the Neva.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers believe in the current champion of the VTB United League. They are ready to give only 1.44 for the victory of the home team. At the same time, the success of the guest team is estimated at a solid 2.8. Bets on Under(160.5) are multiplied by 1.9. A similar coefficient for breaking through this ceiling of points. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The Petersburg club will not force, while UNICS will do something of a dress rehearsal for the playoffs. The visitors will be active and sportingly aggressive. They will win by a wide margin (Victory 2) and will delight the crowd with some nice goals - total more than 160.5. Zenit will accept this defeat with pride. For now, all thoughts of the blue and whites are already strictly on the playoffs.

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