MBA vs Zenit. The intrigue is alive or it seemed?

MBA will play with Zenit on April 6 in the third match at the 1/4 final stage of VTB United League 2022/23. The score in the series is 1:1. The game will be hosted by the Basket Hall arena in the capital.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on MBA vs Zenit


The capital's team has recently been in the middle of the Superleague and did not dream of the sublime, but the events in the club have been developing rapidly lately. Now the MBA is making noise in the VTB United League. The team finished the regular season in fifth position. In the Winners' Stage, she slowed down a little and fell back to sixth place. Then Muscovites crossed paths with Zenit in the first round of the playoffs. The series turned out to be difficult, predictably, but the team managed to pick up one match in St. Petersburg. There are chances. At home now you need to perform at least not worse.

The upcoming matches with Zenit are the matches of the year for the club, without exaggeration. Here you need to give all your strength to write your name in the history of the VTB United League as worthy as possible. Muscovites' motivation is outrageous, their class is also in order, the only problem is that the opponent has all this.


The current champion of the tournament this season does not use his title too actively. The St. Petersburg team finished the regular season and the Winners' Stage third. In the playoffs, they fell on the team that took the last position in Group A in the last round of the championship. The starting match of the quarterfinal stage against the MBA at home basketball players of Zenit lost. Unexpected schedule. Fortunately, they won the next battle. Further, it is desirable to get a ticket to the semi-finals for two fights in Moscow, but you need to understand that the “blue-white-blues”, although they are good in the season, they are not perfect, so everything is not easy.

In terms of class, Zenith has an advantage. If we talk about psychology, then here the situation is as confused as possible. On paper, everything is fine, but this season the Blue-White-Blues sometimes create problems for themselves where they should not be. This fact is worth keeping in mind.

MBA vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The first game of the series in St. Petersburg was taken away by the guests with a score of 65:61, the second was left for the hosts - 87:60. Prior to this, Zenit and MBA crossed paths twice in the regular season of the VTB United League 2022/23 and the same number in the Winners' Stage. In these battles, it was 3:1 in terms of positive results in favor of the team from the banks of the Neva.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmakers believe in the St. Petersburg side. 1xbet give only 1.11 for a win for the guests in the upcoming meeting. The Muscovites' success is priced at 6.75. The odds on the total (152.5) are 1.9. Bets on the total over (152,) are also multiplied by 1.9. If you bet on a handicap of 2(-11.5), you can increase your bank by 1.7 times. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

There is no intrigue. IBA is last year's Superleague midfielder. Zenit are a big Euroleague-level club. The first game in the series is a pure fluke. The visitors will easily take their opponent apart in the course of the match on the basis of class and experience - a handicap of 2(-11.5), getting very close to a ticket to the semifinals. The Pieterse will work in economy of strength mode, not forcing events and not showing their best. We're expecting a relatively low score - total less than(152.5).

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