UNICS vs CSKA. The battle for first place in the VTB United League

On November 23, UNICS in Kazan will play with the capital CSKA. It will take place on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in the main city of Tatarstan. The battle will take place as part of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2023/24.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs CSKA


The current VTB League champion started the new season quite well. The Kazan team is approaching the match with CSKA with a balance of 8/2 (second position). They have a fight in hand against the Army team. If you win it, plus break CSKA, then the Kazan team will rise to first place.

Kazan players play very attacking basketball. In the upcoming match, they will not give up their favorite style, performing at home, where they have their rings shot. We are waiting for a productive match, since there is a high probability that the guests will accept this challenge, because their class allows them to do this even away.

In their last match, the Kazan team beat Yenisei, which is currently in fourth place. In that battle, UNICS stood out: Marcos Knight (21 points), Nenad Dimitrievich (19 points in the opponent’s basket, eight rebounds, plus seven assists), as well as Eric Green, who scored 18 points for the opponent. Now the team plays with the tournament leader. You won’t envy the Kazan team’s schedule, but the “greens” aren’t complaining.


Last season was terrible for the team. She only took bronze medals in the VTB United League. For a club the size of CSKA, this is almost a failure. In the new year, the army team wants to be first. Their zeal is noticeable to the naked eye.

Now the team leads the final protocol of the VTB United League, having ten victories after 11 meetings. The only defeat of the Muscovites so far happened in the confrontation with Loko (88:91). The ending of the match was hot, but the army team was a little unlucky.

Nothing bad has happened yet. It is possible that this is even useful for Muscovites. They were lowered from heaven to earth. CSKA got a little arrogant and got hit on the nose. Now the team must come to its senses, continuing to crush their opponents.

After a misfire with the “railroad” team, the “red-blues” won the capital’s derby against “Runa” with a score of 80:74. After this match, Amat M'Bai was included in the symbolic top five of the tour. The guy was simply unstoppable in the battle against the Vikings. He had 24 points, six rebounds and a pair of assists.


History of the confrontation

The teams know each other very well. Their last ten battles took place between the summer of 2021 and the spring of this year. In these matches – 6:4 victories in favor of the Muscovites. Three times during this period the matches dragged on to extra time. Two overtimes were left for the Kazan team.

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This is the case when bookmakers do not believe in the championship leader. At 1xbet they give 1.6 for Victory 1. Bets on Victory 2 are multiplied by 2.35. For the total under (169.5) they pay 1.9. Overcoming this ceiling of points is also estimated at 1.9. If you bet on handicap 1(-5.5), you can increase your money 2.07 times. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The match should be very interesting. The teams that believe in their strengths will meet. No one will adjust to the opponent. Each side will play basketball from themselves. The clubs love and know how to score points. We expect a great match with an emphasis on attack from the real masters of their craft. It is worth taking the total more (169.5) for 1.9.

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