UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Sensational Finalists

UNICS and Lokomotiv Kuban will begin the battle for the title in the VTB United League 2022/23 on May 6. The game will be held in Kazan on the site of the Basket Hall arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


The team stayed in second place in the table all season. Then she easily passed in the first round of the playoffs of the opponent from the Losers Stage and got to Zenit in the semi-finals. Kazan managed to defeat the reigning champion of the VTB United League in seven matches. It was difficult. UNICS didn't win a single match in St. Petersburg, but didn't give up in Kazan, so now it's deservedly in the final.

Series with Zenith was a huge challenge. Her main discovery is Dimitrievich. Yes, the Macedonian attracted attention before, but now he has proven his class and experience in practice. Also flattering words here deserve: Labeyri, Hunter, and, perhaps, Macon. Although the latter will not be superfluous to declare himself in confrontations with Loko. So far, it causes some controversial feelings. It should also be said about Velimir Perasovich. Kazan mentor outplayed his star counterpart from St. Petersburg.


The path of the “railroad workers” in the VTB United League 2022/23 is suitable for the scenario of some exciting film about sports. At the start of the tournament, the Kuban were sluggish, then they managed to cling to sixth place in the regular season and got into the Winners' Stage, where they pulled themselves up one more line. Then, three games later, Nizhny Novgorod was sent on vacation, and they met in the semifinals with CSKA, which they defeated in seven meetings. The final battle against the Muscovites dragged on until overtime, and it took place on the territory of the opponent.

Loko improves in every game. Now only UNICS is left on the way to the Krasnodar team's dream. I would like to hope that the southerners still have a reserve of energy, because Kazan will not give up without a fight.

Okaro White, Jaylen Barford and Chris Horton will be the main strike force of the "engines" in the battles with UNICS. It is possible that Andrei Martyuk, Alexander Shcherbenev or someone else will be able to successfully play along. The southerners have a good personnel resource, but the opponent also has it. This should be clearly understood.

UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

This season, the teams have already played four matches in the VTB United League. In the regular season, a couple of meetings went to the advantage of UNICS (83:75 at home and 82:70 away), and in the Winners' Stage, the Railwaymen were stronger (103:70 in Kazan and 78:70 in Krasnodar). In the ten most recent battles, the pair have won 6:4 in favor of basketball players from Tatarstan.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmakers see the home team as the clear favourite. They're only willing to give 1.32 for a win by UNICS. A win for the Railroaders would be 3.4. Betting on Total Under (162.5) is a multiple of 1.85. They pay 1.95 to break that ceiling. The handicap odds of 1(-8.5) are 1.96. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

An interesting pairing. Each team will be aiming for their first ever championship. We expect a long rivalry here. The series will start with a confident win for the home team - Victory 1 and Handicap 1(-8.5), brought by their bright leaders, who do not make mistakes in crucial moments. Both teams will play in an attacking style, they love this kind of basketball.

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