MBA vs Runa. Moscow derby in the VTB United League

On October 23, MBA and Runa will sort out their basketball relationship in the capital's derby, which will take place as part of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2023/24. The game will take place at the Krylatskoye Arena in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on MBA vs Runa


Last season the team made its debut in the VTB United League. She looked very respectable in the tournament and made it to the playoffs. In the new season, things are going much worse for Muscovites. Now they, with a balance of 1/4, occupy only 12th place out of 14 possible.

Muscovites have already lost in the competition: CSKA away (72:76), Lokomotiv in Krasnodar (71:79), home to Samara (65:77) and Zenit in St. Petersburg (74:85). The team's only victory of the season so far was in competition with the dismal Avtodor, which is second to last in the overall standings right now, in Saratov (87:73).

The team is still gaining little (less than 74 points per game) and has the penultimate shooting percentage in the tournament (less than 42%). MBA basketball players are the best in the VTB League in terms of blocked shots (about 3.8 per match) and they commit the most fouls (26.4).


The club very impressively and effectively broke into the VTB United League. The debut was a success. The team is now in third place in the overall tournament standings, with one defeat after five meetings. Runa has already upset success: Avtodor at home (87:79), Uralmash in Yekaterinburg (85:78), Samara in Moscow (85:74) and PARMU on its territory (70:64). The only defeat so far in the competition was inflicted on the capital's basketball players by the Nizhny Novgorod team, playing away (82:78).

On average, the team scores 81 points per match in the tournament. This is the second result in the competition. Plus, she has the third-best field goal percentage (more than 49%). In addition, the guys from Runa have the fourth indicators in the current VTB League in rebounds and sixth in assists, but they cannot do without a fly in the ointment, which is a large number of losses. Here Muscovites are among the top five anti-TOP.

Let's note the enthusiasm of the team. She is not afraid of anyone in her new championship. Let us emphasize that the team did a good job updating the roster in the summer. Tyus is very reliable at the back. Young is capable of handling things in class. Ivanovic and Radanov are very effective in passing and breaking away. Hill is accurate from the perimeter. Morgan is the classic number four of modern basketball. We also note Savin and Popov, who could become the revelation of the championship.

MBA vs Runa

History of the confrontation

The teams met eight times in the Russian Super League. This was in the period from 2020 to 2022. In these battles there is complete equality of forces (four positive results for each side). The rune goes in pairs on an unfinished series of three successes in a row.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmaker 1xbet does not pay attention to the start of the teams in the tournament and considers the home team as favourites for the match. For Victory 1 he is ready to give 1.77. Victory of 2 is estimated at 2.05. Total under(155.5) costs 1.8. The odds for the total more(155,5) is 1.9. Betting on handicap 1(-2.5) is multiplied by 1.95. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Runa is a good attacker, while IBA has been slipping so far. The score of the match is extremely difficult to predict. The same can be said about the forfeit. There can be either a fight or a rout. But with the balance of power of the sides here and now everything is very clear. Runa is much better than IBA at the moment, and they will get a positive result here. We bet on Victory 2 at 2.05.

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