Zenit vs UNICS. Petersburgers have nowhere else to retreat

Zenit from St. Petersburg and UNICS Kazan will meet for the third time on April 21 to sort out their sporting relationship in the semi-finals of the VTB United League 2022/23. It will be hosted by the Sibur Arena sports complex. The score in the series is 2:0 in favor of basketball players from Tatarstan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Zenit vs UNICS


The team advanced to the playoffs in third place. In the first round, she passed the MBA, but managed to lose one match to the Muscovites. Here it is worth saying that Zenith is a kind of project that was built for the Euroleague. Now Russian clubs have been suspended from the international tournament, and the St. Petersburg clubs have slightly unloaded their payroll, as they have been deprived of their main goal.

Last season, the Blue-White-Blues won the VTB United League. It was cool, and the team from the banks of the Neva had a great line-up. It cannot be said that now the team is not staffed with high-quality basketball players, but here everything is known in comparison.

It turns out that before returning to the Euroleague, Zenith will be the way it is now. This is a VTB United League semi-final team and, perhaps, nothing more. Such a club is not able to break UNICS in its current condition. Unfortunately, there isn't much to argue about here.


Kazan showed great basketball this season. In the 1/4 of the VTB United League, they stepped up from second place. Then, in three matches, they issued a ticket to the semi-finals, where they got to Zenit. In the first game, the Petrograders were destroyed. In the second, everything was more difficult, but there was also a victory.

On the road, you need to complete the series. It sounds a little rude to the opponent, but that's the reality. UNICS, perhaps, is currently better than St. Petersburg in everything. Legionnaires of the Kazan team feel great. They have a game going on, and they are ready to break into the final.

At home, Zenit will act more aggressively, but if we know about it, then everyone in UNICS is ready for this. Kazan will definitely adjust their tactics to suit the opponent. Now the guys from Tatarstan have a psychological advantage over their opponent. This moment must be seized, and it must be turned into a victory.

Zenit vs UNICS

History of the confrontation

The score in the series is 2:0. Kazanians are leading. They have been better in both recent home games (94:67 and 68:59). In addition, the clubs have four more common battles in the VTB United League 2022/23: UNICS took two in the regular season, two in the Winners' Stage went to Zenit's asset. In the ten most recent battles of the teams - 6:4 in terms of winnings in favor of St. Petersburg.

Odds from download 1xbet

Zenit are the reigning tournament champions and they play well at home. The Peterites are the favourites for the bookmakers. Bookmakers are willing to give 2.5 for a win for UNICS. They give a 1.53 chance for the St. Petersburg team to win. Betting on the total score of less than 157.5 is multiplied by 1.9. The bet on the total more than (157.5) is equal to 1.9. A Zenit win in the first quarter is priced at 1.7. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Zenit are losing in the series to UNICS. Kazan will once again show high-class basketball and take the game - Victory 2. In front of their own crowd, the Petersburgers will go into action. They'll surely take the first game, although they won't get much out of it, if you look at the bigger picture. But that will affect their overall score, making it a comparatively large total - Total Over 157.5.

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