Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Runa. Match for a place in the top five in the VTB United League

Lokomotiv-Kuban will host the capital's Runa in Krasnodar on November 22. The game will take place on the floor of the Basket Hall arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Runa


“Steam Locomotives” were unable to accelerate sharply at the start of the season. Now they are fine. Loko is currently in sixth place in the competition table, with six wins in 11 matches of the tournament.

Moreover, the “railway workers” are actively climbing up. They have only one defeat in the last six VTB League battles. During this period they beat CSKA (first place in the table right now). Earlier in the season, the army team was not inferior to anyone. Also here was the beat of Zenit (third position in the overall standings right now).

In their last match, the Krasnodar team beat Avtodor. In this game, DeVon Akun Purcell was the best player (22 points and seven rebounds). Also worth highlighting: Jaylen Burford (15 points in attack), Okaro White (10 points ahead and five rebounds) and Kirill Elatontsev (six points and the same number of goals collected on the board). Note that Purcell scored 20+ points for the third time this season. When he does this, Loko strictly wins. A good trend. We need to consolidate it in the battle against the Vikings.


The brazen newcomer was very good at the start of the tournament. Then the team's calendar began to become more complicated. In the round before last of the VTB United League, the team lost to Enisey (fourth place in the table right now) on the road with a score of 77:92, and then it misfired with CSKA (currently the leader of the competition) in the Moscow derby (74:80).

Runa is in fifth position in the overall VTB League standings. She has six positive results with four misfires. In any case, the team should be praised after ten starting games. She needs to strive for the Winners Stage. So far so good for this purpose. There's no point in dreaming about more just yet.

Traveling to Krasnodar will be extremely difficult. The opponent came to his senses. He improved a lot relative to himself at the beginning of the season. At the same time, Runa is definitely not in the best mood now after two defeats in a row.

In the match against CSKA, Nikola Ivanovich (20 points and four interceptions), Juwan Morgan (19 points in attack and five rebounds), as well as Kirill Savin, who scored 13 points for the opponent, showed themselves very well. I think that these guys will play well against Loko.

Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Runa

History of the confrontation

The teams have only one common match so far. The battle took place on September 14 of this year. She was friendly. In it, with a score of 86:69, the basketball players from Krasnodar achieved success, giving only the final quarter to the opponent.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers believe in Lokomotiv. For his victory in 1xbet they give 1.29. Bets on guests' success are multiplied by 3.6. If you take total under (164.5), then your money can be increased by 1.82 times. For overcoming this performance cutoff they pay 1.88. The coefficient for handicap 1(-8.5) is 1.95. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Runa will try, but her opponent in the class will decide the issue. Loko's lively basketball players will actively run on the attack, trying to increase their team's advantage over the Muscovites. It is not a fact that the southerners will defeat the Vikings, but they will confidently win the match, bringing the opponent at least three attacks to the siren. We bet on handicap 1(-8.5) for 1.95.

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