UNICS vs Zenit. Whose nerves are stronger?

Arena "Basket Hall" in Kazan will host the seventh match of the semifinal series between the local UNICS and Zenit from St. Petersburg. The game will take place on the second of May. The score in the series up to four victories is 3:3.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Zenit


The team is in great order since the start of the VTB United League 2022/23. She was quite good in the regular season. In the playoffs, the team even added. In the series with Zenit, Kazan is better than their opponent, but they were not lucky with away battles. Well, the decisive match is played at home, here you need to put a bullet point. We must get down to business from the start of the meeting. It is required to crush the opponent, forcing him to rush and make mistakes. Zenit is not very stable away, so it should work.

With the performance skills of UNICS, everything is fine. Legionnaires must show themselves at the right moments. It is also desirable to play compactly in defense and try to foul less. Separately, it should be noted Nenad Dimitrievich. This guy is incredibly useful against Zenith. Although Jalen Reynolds and Louis Labery should not be forgotten either. If you need to single out one of the Russians in UNICS in the series against St. Petersburg, it will be Georgy Zhbanov and Andrey Vorontsevich.


The team shows decent level of basketball. It is not ideal in the season, but it was no coincidence that the St. Petersburg team broke through to the semi-finals of the VTB United League 2022/23 either. The club is given a hard series with UNICS. The Petersburgers are very good at home, but it's still a problem with away battles. The main problem is that the decisive match takes place in Kazan.

Sergey Karasev is injured and this is a significant loss for Zenith. Thomas Ertel, who is the leader of the club, adds in every match, but still now he does not show his best basketball. Sergei Toropov is very helpful. Igor Volkhin can be called the opening of the semi-finals. The Russian was very productive in the sixth battle against UNICS. Caleb Homesley and Adrien Moerman also deserve flattering words.

Classic basketball from Zenit will not work in Kazan. Pascual should surprise everyone. He is a talented mentor. The Spanish coach should have some ideas on this subject, but UNICS is also led by an experienced coach. Velimir Perasovich also knows how to make surprises. Not only the rivalry of basketball players is expected, but also the duel of their coaches.

UNICS vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

In the series - 3:3. It started with two UNICS home wins (94:67 and 68:59), then Zenit bounced back in St. Petersburg (83:71 and 104:77). Then Kazan came forward again, taking the match on their territory (78:63). Then the Blue-White-Blues restored parity by beating their opponent in St. Petersburg (82:80). The teams also have four battles from the main round of the current VTB United League. In those battles, the teams also had a draw (2:2).

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers believe in UNICS. They are ready to offer 1.53 for his victory. Zenith's win is worth 2.5. Bets on total under (158.5) are multiplied by 1.8. For exceeding this mark, points are given 1.8. The coefficient for the handicap 1(-5.5) is 1.96. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Pitertsy are very good at home, but do not shine on the road. Nothing will change here. Kazan players are stable, and without any intrigues they will win the match and go to the final - Win 1 and handicap 1 (-5.5). Zenith will resist until the very end. We are waiting for a solid score on the scoreboard - total over (158.5).

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