Zenit vs MBA. St. Petersburg vs Moscow in the VTB United League

On October 17, Zenit in St. Petersburg will host the capital's IBA as part of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2023/24. The match will take place on the parquet floor of the Sibur Arena sports complex.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Zenit vs MBA


Last season, the team was left without medals in the VTB United League, taking fourth place. In the new convocation of the tournament, St. Petersburg residents are obliged to improve their results. In the first game here, Zenit lost to Uralmash at home (70:75), then it defeated Samara away (84:76), then there was a misfire on its territory with CSKA (76:80), in its last match in the “blue-white” competition -blue" defeated Astana in Kazakhstan (78:69).

So far, the St. Petersburg team is not very impressive. Sometimes they produce results, but their basketball is far from the standard. This can be attributed to the beginning of the season, but everyone is under the same conditions. In any case, Zenit knows what it is doing, and it will gain momentum when it needs it. At least I want to believe so.

With all due respect to your opponent in the next battle, you can break him with class and experience. There is reason to believe that here the “blue-white-blue” will not work at their maximum again. They will turn on the speed only as needed. There is no need to tear and throw here. We need to work calmly, get a victory and then continue to smoothly get into shape.


Last season, Muscovites made their debut in the VTB United League and managed to reach the playoffs. The team has already played four matches in the new tournament. First, it lost to CSKA in the capital's derby (72:76), then Avtodor was defeated in Saratov (87:73), then there was a misfire with Lokomotiv in Krasnodar (71:79). In the most recent battle in the competition, the guys from MBA lost at home to Samara (65:77).

So far, Muscovites look a little difficult. This is especially noticeable in their actions in attack. Points are collected sluggishly. Most likely, this torment will continue in the confrontation with Zenit. Now there is a feeling that last year’s “wow effect” of the daring VTB League newcomer has simply vanished. In addition, the team has undergone significant changes over the summer. This moment can also have a serious impact on what is happening.

Zenit vs MBA

History of the confrontation

The teams met each other last calendar year. To date, they already have 11 common battles. In them – 9:2 on positive results in favor of the St. Petersburg team. One of the Muscovites' two successes here came in overtime.

Odds from download 1xbet

Zenit is the favourite of the confrontation, according to bookmakers. For the victory of the Petersburgers they pay only 1.14. Bets on the success of the guests are multiplied by 5.75. The price of total under(154.5) is equal to 1.9. If you bet on overcoming this bar of points, you can increase your bank 1.9 times. The handicap 1(-14.5) is 2.17. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The teams are not yet in form. In this respect, they are in the same conditions, but on the side of the St. Petersburg team the class will help them win the match, but the game itself will not be very spectacular. The total score will be relatively small. The clubs will try, but so far they still have a lot of faults in their actions and this moment will be reflected in the final figures. Here you can take the total under(154,5) for 1.9.

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