UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Will the railway workers win the championship by mistake?

UNICS will host Lokomotiv Kuban on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in the capital of Tatarstan on May 16. This is the fifth game of the confrontation between the clubs in the final of the VTB United League 2022/23. The score in the current series is 3:1 in favor of Kazan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


Kazan is not perfect in the series, but their opponent allows even more mistakes in the game. The team cannot but take advantage of such moments and right now it is one step away from its cherished goal. In the last meeting with the "railroad" Labery was very good. He did not become the most productive in that battle, but all his actions were most useful. Louis deserves the title of one of the main creators of that win.

Basketball players of "Loko" faltered, it is necessary to work as professionally as possible on their territory and the championship will be won. UNICS should remove the opponent on experience. As it turned out in the series, the team has a noticeable advantage in this component over the opponent.


The team is in order with the class, but there are questions about experience. Loko managed to reach the final, knocking out the star CSKA in the 1/2, but in the current rivalry with UNICS, everything is given to the railroad with a creak.

For example, in the last game, Lokomotiv made a powerful comeback, winning back 21 points. At the end of the match, he managed to catch on to overtime, and then he faltered again. Similar situations have happened before. In the last three matches of the series, Krasnodar has a real problem with the implementation. Let somehow this moment can be explained in away battles, but not at home.

Plus, there is a feeling that in the coaching rivalry, Alexander Sekulich from Loko is inferior to his counterpart from UNICS. Velimir Perasović makes important and necessary decisions at the right moments.

In principle, everything can be explained somehow. Kazan is a club of the Euroleague level and it has already been in the final of the VTB United League. The locomotive is writing its history right now. For him, everything that happens is already a sensation and an achievement. Hence the jitters that interfere with basketball players. I must also say about Akuna-Purcell. He is an important player of the team, but in the last match he spent little time on the floor. Nothing is officially reported, but it is possible that he has some kind of damage.

UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

The score in the current series of rivalry between the teams in the final of the VTB United League 2022/23 is 3:1 in favor of UNICS. Prior to this, the clubs have crossed four more times in the previous rounds of the competition. There they upset each other twice. Total so far 5:3 in terms of victories in the season. Kazan is in the lead.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers believe in UNICS. A win for the home team is priced at 1.4. The odds on the southerners are 2.95. If you take the total less (160.5), you can increase your money by 1.73 times. Breaking this point ceiling costs 1.99. A handicap of 1(-5.5) is worth 1.8. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Lokomotiv will falter and make mistakes again. The pressure on the team will only increase. UNICS will take advantage of situations and quietly make the difference in the game. As a result, they'll win relatively handily in high-scoring fashion - Victory 1 and Total Over 160.5.

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