CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Awesome basketball worthy of the final

On April 25, the Megasport Arena stadium in Moscow will host the fifth match of the VTB United League 2022/23 semi-final series between CSKA and Lokomotiv Kuban.  The score in the series is 2:2.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


No signs of trouble. Before the current semi-final series, the team looked like the clear favorite of the competition. Some of the experts said that the "soldiers" may have difficulties with Kazan in the final, but nothing more. In fact, UNICS and CSKA faced huge problems in 1/2.

Muscovites were obliged to take out Lokomotiv with a score of 4:0, and now we are talking about the fifth match of the series, which will definitely not be the last. Yes, the opponent added powerfully, but his underestimation on the part of Muscovites also takes place. At the moment, the “railroad workers” felt the blood, and now they have become even more dangerous.

CSKA must get down to business from the first minutes and not slow down until the final siren. This is the only way to defeat Loko, who believes that he can reach the final. Will the “soldiers” have enough strength to implement such a plan? It's hard to say, but not only they get tired in the series, the opponent also spends a lot of energy.


From an indistinct team at the start of the season, the Railroad turned into a powerful force in the playoffs. They do not let CSKA itself into the final and even took the lead in the series. This is very cool, but the appetite comes with eating. Now Lokomotiv wants gold medals, and he knows for sure that the "soldiers" are people too and you can compete with them at long distances. Departure to Moscow will be difficult. The opponent realized that Krasnodar are dangerous, and he will further increase his pressure. We have to survive and look for our chances towards the end of the match.

If we talk about tactics, then everything should be stable here. Legionnaires will lead the game in attack. Closed from CSKA Loko will definitely not. He will play his usual basketball.

CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

The score in the series is 2:2. Here, Muscovites first won at home with a score of 87:84, then Krasnodar bounced back on the road (84:83), then the southerners took the lead, breaking the favorite on their territory (84:81), and then the "soldiers" restored the balance in the rivalry, having obtained a positive away result (79:73). The series is very entertaining. In addition, the teams have four more battles from the VTB United League 2022/23 regular season. All of them went to the assets of CSKA.

Odds from download 1xbet

CSKA are the perennial favourites for bookmakers in the VTB United League, no matter what. Only 1.13 odds are given on Victory 1. Bets on the visitors' win are multiplied by 1.9. The odds on Total Under (167.5) are 1.95. The odds are 1.85 to beat this point ceiling. A handicap of 1(-8.5) is priced at 1.54. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

A great pair that plays real basketball. CSKA is the favourite on paper, but Loko are not afraid of the Army Men, and in reality we have complete equality of arms. In such moments, it's class and experience that count. In these terms, the Muscovites are better, at least a little, than the Southerners. In addition, the upcoming game is played in Moscow, where the fans will push their side ahead. The hosts will surely win - handicap 1 (-8.5), and the score of the meeting will be comparatively big - total more (167.5), which is almost a tradition for this series.

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