CSKA vs Zenit. Are the Pieterse out?

The basketball court of the Megasport Arena sports complex in Moscow will host on May 15 the fifth match between CSKA and Zenit, who are sorting things out in the battle for the third step of the podium of the VTB United League 2022/23. The score in the series is 3:1 in favor of the capital.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Zenit


The team held the regular season in a unique way, without losing there even once, but in the Winners' Stage they began to stumble. Then CSKA went through the first round of the playoffs without any problems, but in the semifinals they failed to cope with Lokomotiv. It was very painful for Muscovites. "CSKA" accepted the situation and began to fight for bronze medals with Zenit. Before the start of the confrontation with St. Petersburg, the Swede dropped out of the squad. Troubles are pouring on CSKA in packs.

Series with Zenit started tight. First, in Moscow, the clubs beat each other once. Then things went better in St. Petersburg. In the cultural capital of Russia, CSKA won twice. At the same time, everyone knows that Petersburgers are very good at home. It turns out that they have exhausted all the reserves of their forces? While it is impossible to draw conclusions, but there are prerequisites for such layouts.

Casper Ware made the last match. He scored 19 points and performed well in the clutch. Kaykok in that battle had a double-double of 16 points in attack and ten rebounds. Ruzhentsev scored 12 points in the opponent's basket. Note that without the Swede, the "soldiers" managed to rebuild. Moreover, in such a way that the star Milutinov is not number one here either.


The club went through the main season in third place. He did not make it to the final, so he did not defend the title. Now I would like to be content with little, but CSKA is not ready to give bronze medals to Zenit. The trips to Moscow went well. One game out of two went to the assets of the "blue-white-blue". Matches with the "soldiers" on their territory failed. Then the opponent took both fights, and it was on them that Zenit planned to bet. At home, he is always good, but this time the opponent turned out to be better. Now there is nowhere to retreat.

There are physics questions. In the last match of the series, there was a feeling that the St. Petersburg team did not seem to take out the rhythm of the Muscovites. Well, if that's the case, then the club is in trouble. Pascual needs to urgently come up with some options. He is an experienced mentor, so Zenith should not be written off in advance.

Ertel does not show his maximum in the series. The most productive basketball player in the Zenit in the last battle was Kulagin with 18 points, the aforementioned Frenchman has 12 points in attack and six assists, Zubkov shot ten points into the opponent's ring. It is possible that it is precisely because of Ertel's condition that the Blue-White-Blues cannot push CSKA in the series.

CSKA vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The score in the current series is 3:1 in favor of the “soldiers”. Earlier, in the main part of the VTB United League 2022/23, the teams met four more times. In those battles, it was also 3:1 in terms of victories in favor of the capital's basketball players.

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The bookmakers see the Army Men as favourites. Their success is priced at 1.53. A win for the visitors is priced at 2.5. Bets on total less than (156.5) are multiplied by 1.9. The odds are also 1.9 for breaking this point bar. The odds on handicap 1(-5.5) are 1.96. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA basketball has already broken Zenit. They are one step away from medals. The Petersburgers have no strength (neither physical nor moral) to go on. The home team will get going from the start. They will put pressure on their opponent. The visitors will fight back, but the teams are very unequal here and now - Win 1 or handicap 1(5.5).

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